Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
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Reviews by SamN:
3/5 rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Lion Stout in a can. It's gotta be done.
Pours a pretty thick blackness. Head is notable; beautiful notes of brown and tan. Loose and and little filmy. Excellent crown to a big black stout. Smell is a little sour; some vinegar, coffee notes, molasses. Not the typical stout smell; sweeter, a little sour, no oak, vanilla or bourbon notes to be found. Taste follows smell pretty closely. This definitely has a sweet edge to it. I also get some grape skins in the taste. The main roasted malt taste is upfront, which gives way pretty quickly to a sweet/sour and tinny finish. Some coffe and cocoa detectable. Not bad, interesting tastes, not a stout I'd drink very often. I can see drinking this fresh off the tap on a tropical island, beachin it up.
Has a distinct sour bite to it I don't care for. Don't know if it's a bad can; is that possible? I seem to like it much more out of the bottle.
Serving type: can
04-23-2011 05:30:25 | More by SamN
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3.05/5 rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
A pitch-black brew from Sri-Lanka, an island off the southern coast of India.
I received this beer as part of a "beer of the month" club type thing.
I was excited to open this beer, but it wasnt quite up to what i was expecting. maybe a little too metallic?
The can it came in looks nicely appointed. Simple black and red with a lion (as expected).
When poured, it looked almost syrup-y. very heady.
The smell is just on-par for a stout.
The taste did disappoint me a little. To me, it was a little bit metallic for my taste.
Not a bad mouthfeel. Pretty smooth.
Overall, it was just Okay. Dont hate it, but would not choose it again if given other options.
Serving type: can
07-03-2014 04:30:28 | More by ZtremEoj
4.24/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Sitting in my hotel room here in Colombo
A - pours an oily thick ebony colour. Nice creamy tanned head that retains well
S - heaps of toffee, coffee and vanilla
T - up front some nice vanilla flavours, followed by some caramel and toffee. Espresso finish.
M - full body and low carbonation. Impressive
O - well you don't expect great stouts to come from Sri Lanka but this is a great stout. Full of flavour,body and balance. One of those really nice surprises that you get every once in a while.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 09:15:04 | More by eric5bellies
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
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