Lion Stout | Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

very good
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Lion StoutLion Stout

Brewed by:
Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
Sri Lanka

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The dark caramel, large dense headed brew, with its 8.8% alcoholic content, is unique due to its sweet notes of chocolate and coffee interspersed into a foundation of dark roasted barley. Symbolic black to denote leadership, power, focus and strength, is dominant in the labeling as the lion journeys in the twilight unafraid, unbowed and unchallenged.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2001

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours dark brown to black colour with a finger of tan coloured head that disapates to a thin layer.
Aroma roasty, creamy, chocolate, coffee, sweet.
Taste pretty much follows the nose beautiful.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 ml longneck

A: Pours an opaque black with a tight tan head, which leaves nice lacing behind.

S: Smells of rich chocolate malts with some coffee in there as well.

T: Taste is equally chocolaty to the nose reminds me of chocolate icecream. Lingering flavors of coffee.

M: Full smooth mouthfeel.

D: This beer is quite drinkable. The flavors are not too overpowering and they blend well together.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,619 ratings.
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