Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
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Reviews by boynabubble:
4.15/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Pours a pitch black with an impressively thick tan head. Settles down to a hardy lacing which clings to the sides after every sip.
S- Definitely coffee and chocolate and a faint smell of dark fruit.
T- Good carbonation. Coffee and semi-sweet chocolate dominate over smoke, bread and earth tones. Finishes dry.
M- Not as slick on the tongue as a lot of stouts. I was surprised by its dry finish since most stouts I have tried feel pretty thick on the tongue.
D- A wholesome brew that is easy to drink and not too overpowering. A good choice for any lover of stouts.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2009 02:54:10 | More by boynabubble
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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
88 out of 100 based on 1,264 ratings.