Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
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4.44/5 rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75
I was surprised at how good this is - it's become my favourite stout. Nice, balanced stout in the British tradition. Rich and smooth with just enough bite to cut through and balance out the body. Roasted malt and dark chocolate taste with a hint of coffee and maybe raisins. 8.8% alcohol, but no alcoholic taste. A little thin, I think due to a bit too much carbonation, but not a major complaint.
Very nice. I hope it becomes more widely available because it's my go-to stout now.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2014 18:59:12 | More by Casey_Butt
3.91/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16oz on tap at The Porch in Key West, FL 5/27/2014.
A- dark black body, one finger tan head with average retention. No lacing.
S- charred malt, a bit of smoke, some umami, dark chocolates and subtle raisins. Smells solid but not unique or intense in comparison to other American offerings.
F- dark chocolate, roast and charred malt, raisins, still a bit of smoke. Very good, with a nice bit of complexity. Flavourful and interesting.
M- lighter body but not watery. Solid carbonation, not flat or fizzy. A fine dark fruit-filled aftertaste with a bit of earthy bitterness.
O- solid export stout, similar to Guinness FES and probably rates a bit underneath it. Recommended if there isn't anything else good under the stouts section of the draft list.
Serving type: on-tap
05-28-2014 02:01:19 | More by Stevedore
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,280 ratings.