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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330 ml bottle poured into my DFH pint glass yields a big black body with a crown of fine-bubbled khaki foam with excellent retention that leaves scattered lacing.

Smells nice and roasty with chocolate and coffee and a nice roasted barley note.

Tastes of roasted malts with brown sugar and tangy caramel with chocolate and coffee highlights and a touch of licorice.

Medium-full-bodied with a sting of carbonation. Excellent drinkability.

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pitch black, thick head that stays around. nose; could easily be mistaken for a dark-fruited dubbel - plum, licorice, toasted grain and booze. taste; roasted malts, mocha, light licorice and chocolate - the booze present on the nose does not show up here surprisingly. very much like most of the cold-toddy'd stouts, lion is very light on the bitterness and delivers the chocolate and mocha payloads quite softly. medium carbonation and mouthfeel. the 8.8% abv is extremely well tucked away, making for an easy drinker. i'm just not a big fan of the rum/cola and licorice notes here, which come out doubly on the aftertaste.

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Pours a thick black with a lot of lace through the entire tasting of this fine beverage.

Tastes of chocolate malt, coffee, smokey, and the warming of high gravity.

I think this beer for the money is an excellent brew! I was a little skeptical at first, but I came around and bought it. Who would have know that they make good beer in Sri Lanka.

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A very dark brown to black color pour with two fingers of foamy coco head.Aroma of Semisweet chocolate and burnt malt grain. Flavor is slightly sweeter than the aroma would have you believe,sweet and bitter chocolate,coffee beans,and maybe a hint of earthy vanilla, a nice hint at the alcohol in the very end,nice little bitter aftertaste, velvety mouthfeel,smooth carbonation.Very good, I would love to drink a couiple of these.

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A six pack was part of my birthday present from my wife, who doesn’t know much about beer. She picked it out on her own…a great present! 12 oz bottle marked 595 17:18, with a photo and quote of Michael Jackson on the back, poured into a nonic pint glass

A—pours solid black with a 1 ½ inch mocha colored head that collapses down nicely into a foamy blob, spotty lacing is produced as I drink

S—fruit and coffee are blended well, alcohol comes out, too, sweet chocolate is also very mild

T—can really taste the bitter roasted coffee and sweet chocolate flavors, somewhat nutty notes, like the smell, the flavors are blended very well, finishes a bit dry

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Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,624 ratings.
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