Lion Stout | Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
Sri Lanka
lionbeer.com

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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#6,973
Reviews:
909
Ratings:
1,638
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
3.68
 
 
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Pours clean black, with tan head about 1/2 finger. Strings of red trace the head and along the sides.
Smell of light coffee. Nothing too potent, some cocao and roasted malt. A bit of toast as well.
Taste is clean. A balance of chocolate and coffee with hints of roasted malt. This is a good stout, probably one for those who've never had a stout.
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625ml bottle, poured into a tulip glass. Served slightly chilled

Pours with a rich brown body with black and crimson highlights. Thick tan head forms about two centimetres thick with good retention. Lots of patchy lacing

Smell, smooth estery roasted malt, some fresh coffee aromas, slight hint of dms which kind of throws you off slightly... not something you'd expect from a stout especially one this size.

Taste, crisp and fairly carbonated. Choking chalky flavours, rich fresh coffee beans, Bournville dark chocolate, slight butteriness. Little hint of vegetal flavours, some smokiness present along with a slightly sour sweetness on the finish. Very thin mouthfeel, for an 8% stout I would have expected a much thicker, richer and more full bodied beer. Some slight hop character floating around too, not so much for bitterness but for flavouring

A solid stout let down by a pretty thin mouthfeel and a few off flavours in the form of DMS, still worth a try

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Served from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Poured almost black with about a two finger brown creamy head.

Smell: Smells of chocolate and roasted malted dominated. Also a slight hint of hops were present.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. The beer got sweeter as it warmed. There was also a slight hop bitterness that was present.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick Mouthfeel with the right amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: At 8% ABV I could have a couple of these in a sitting but not a session beer.

This was a good stout and my first brew from the Lion Brewery. I did not know what to except but enjoyed it a lot.

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Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,638 ratings