Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
A - Opaque with cream colored head. Nice retention and lacing.
S - sweet and roasty
T - like the smell. sweet and roasty. a bit of fruitiness. similar to Sam Smith Imperial
M - medium bodied, smooth carbonation.
D - quite drinkable. A nice stout.
05-01-2008 01:34:27 | More by MSchae1017
4/5 rDev +1.8%
Pours black as night, with a light tan head that laceswell and dissapates to a one finger static cap.
Smells boozy, and sweet, possibly of raisins and molasses. Can't detect much else, but raisin sweetness is very strong.
Taste is of very toasty malt chocolate, with that molasses in the background, and a little bit of bitterness in the finish. Quite pleasing and clean for the style, and really nicely sweet at the beginning of the sip. 8.8% abv makes itself known just a little bit in the breath initially, and helps the flavor out a lot. Coffee hints in the after-swallow breath, which is nice.
Mouth feel is tingly and thick, and drinkability is not fantastic due to the abv and boozy taste, but still pretty good for the style. Bonus points for the awesome lion picture on the bottle art, very Sri Lankan of them.
02-01-2011 09:30:42 | More by madvermin
4/5 rDev +1.8%
A - Black with a creamy one and a half finger head that is fairly short lived.
S - Dates, honey, molasses and faint soy sauce, but it meshes well.
T - There is a bit of chocolate and burnt malt flavor. Some faint lemony sour citrus notes make an appearance. Good.
M - Thin to medium viscosity, smooth and refreshing. Velvety comes to mind.
D - This goes down like water and completely masks the abv. It is defintely worth a try.
09-16-2006 21:23:04 | More by mrasskicktastic
4.01/5 rDev +2%
A: Pitch black with a creamy mocha colored head that leaves sticky lacing all around the beer. Looks really nice and the way a stout should look like.
S: Smells like mocha, cocoa, vanilla latte, raisins, and roasted coffee. It's a very pleasant and sweet smell that isn't very strong and comes with a variety of smells. For an almost 9% beer it's great that there's no alcohol smell at all.
T: It tastes exactly like it smells and there is hardly any alcohol flavor there. You get the roasted notes almost immediately followed by that coffee/mocha flavor and then some of the alcohol. It ends slightly bitter but not enough to overwhelm.
MF: Heavy and with a semi dry finish bitter finish.
O: I thought this was a great beer. I wasn't expecting much from it for some reason but upon tasting it it was great. It's pretty strong and the fact that the alcohol taste isn't very obvious is a huge plus. Would definitely have it again.
01-17-2014 06:16:55 | More by Weston19
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,316 ratings.