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Brewed by Lion Brewery (Sri Lanka)
Style: Foreign Stout
Biyagama, Sri Lanka

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RATINGS: 1903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 8.0 per cent abv, bottle conditioned beer is brewed from British, Czech and Danish malts with Styrian hops and an English yeast strain. All the ingredients are transported along precarious roads to the brewery located 3,500 feet above sea level.

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3.6
madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Can - Oh yeah...dark black pour with a big tan head. Smells sweet, but not overpowering, with molasses, brown sugar, and some milkiness. Taste is about the same, with some light roast throughout. There’s also a little whiskey, and the brown sugar/molasses really shows through on the finish. Nice heat. It’s a little thinner and more watery than expected, but smooth.

3.6
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
(11.2 ounce bottle - pint glass) Black color liquid with tan head that leaves a thick lace. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and notes of plums. Taste is of caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, vanilla and it smoke. Thick creamy texture, full body, flat carbonation and chocolate, coffee finish.

3.6
Frank (4236) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2010
This canned beer pours a pure black color w/ a huge, rocky head of large bubbles which leaves a bunch of spotty lace as it dissipates. Nose is roasty and mild, slightly fruity w/ raisins and fig. Slightly tart and tangy and bit sweet. Again, a bunch of dried fruit and some coffee-like roasted character. Slightly sticky from the sweetness but the medium carbonation and slight alcohol burn are enough to stop it from feeling terribly heavy. I think this is better than the bottled version which I always found, no matter where I bought it, to be a bit cardboardy and old tasting.

3.6
chrisv10 (18499) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown body with tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.

3.6
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2010
Bottle, from the LCBO. Pours dark brown, forms a rather generous and consistent tan-head. Quite impressive lacing, and rather foamy as well. Coffee and alcohol nose. Rather low carbonation, quite sweet. Not that thick, as far as stout standards applies. But quite bitter. No hops at all for the nose, but they’re quite present in mouth. Finish is cocoa and licorice, and quite long at that. A rich and subtle beer. Expected a much stronger alcohol taste, due to aroma. While it’s certainly a good beer, I expected slightly more character. Interesting brew, for sure, but that one will go in the books as a competent, strong take on the stout.

3.6
goozen (4145) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle 0,625ltr: Opaque black with an good roasted malts taste with hints of chocolate, coffee and vanilla, Good surprise from Sri Lanka.

3.6
picknbrew (199) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Pours pitch black with a long lasting generous tan head. The aroma starts sweet almost bubble gummy but roasty and chocolat notes take over. Flavor is mostly dry with a smoth finish. Some alcohol is detectable but not too overwhelming. Full Mouthfeel that is smooth and slick. Overall a nice well brewed beer although not my preffered style of stout.

3.6
mjs (7685) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2010
(Bottle) Poured black. Head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma contained metallicness, roastedness, liquorice, alcohol and sweetness. Palate was full bodied with quite a lot of carbonation. Flavours were malts, smoke, liquorice, ash, mildly sweetness and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. Fine example showing that there is at least one good beer brewed in Far East.

3.6
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle; Pours a dark brown/black , with a frothy tan head, decent retention. Aroma is certainly "foreign" - It’s like vegetables, port, and ... coffee. Flavors are a little more down to earth; sure there’s this odd or off note (must be the malts/hops present here) ,but it has those really light chocolate/coffee elements, a little hop bitterness up front, and i also noticed a roasted flavor as well. Mouthfeel is moderate - Yes, it’s my first "foreign" stout.

3.6
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Poured dark with nice off white head tht faded quickly smelled weak tasted of licorice dark chocolate and slightly plumy good beer


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