Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.25/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 330mL aluminum can into a pint glass.
Appearance: entirely opaque black body with three thick fingers of foamy tan head. Just beautiful.
Smell: coffee, chocolate and vanilla all rolled together with a nice fruity alcohol bite. It actually smells a helluva lot like Bailey's & Kahlua mixed together. Mudslide beer? Nice.
Taste: like the aroma, but fruitier. Very Baltic-porterey. Extremely smooth, there's also almost a creamy taste. This is an extremely delicious beer.
Mouthfeel: smooth, creamy and delicious. Even though there's not a huge amount of carbonation, the thick body gives the beer a really good feel.
Drinkability: very drinkable. The alcohol contributes a lot to the nose, or at least it seems, but it's not fusely or unpleasant in any way. If they sold this around here, it would definitely be a regular in this household.
Serving type: can
08-20-2010 02:57:57 | More by flagmantho
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4.04/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The simple design of the can is what caught my eye originally. Very little information provided just a sleek black can with red lettering saying Lion Stout, and a picture, you guessed it, of a lion.
Poured from a can into a tulip glass.
A 4.0) Poured easy received about a two finger head, mocha, colored that died down quickly. Deep opaque brown, and when held to the light only the barest amount shone through the edges. no lacing to speak of, the slightest bit that did present itself quickly vanished.
S 3.75) Dominant raisin smell with undertones of burnt toast. Just a touch of smoke but it's almost an after thought.
T 4.25) Served cold straight from the fridge. To begin with dark chocolate was the dominant flavor. A bit of slightly burnt toast presented itself on the finish and no hop presence. After letting it warm up a bit raisins became dominant. Chocolate still lingered and and toast became a bit more evident, overall the flavor reminds me of a cola with just a bit extra syrup but without the sweetness.
M 3.75) Mouthfeel is fair to middlin'. Not as heavy as many imperial stouts but nowhere near as watery as some of your basic stouts. Carbonation was very evident and almost tickled the nose on the first few sips but mellowed out a bit as the glass emptied. Still it lingered with a slight tingle on the tongue.
O 4.0) Quite enjoyable. I haven't looked yet to see the availability of this beer but my beer guy said it was the first time they had had it in two years. If I can find it more though I think that this could become a staple. Easy to drink with a middlin' ABV content of 8.8%.
Serving type: can
07-12-2014 22:40:50 | More by MrWilliams
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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