Lion Stout | Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,618 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,618
Reviews:
901
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
142
For Trade:
0
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A: Pours black, with a thick bubbly tan head. A small layer of head retains well, leaving relatively nice lacing.

S: Sweet mollasses and slightly nutty roasted malts. Full bodied aroma.

T: Sweet and full flavored, with a bitter coffee-like bite. Finishes dry, with a slight warmth from the alcohol.

M: Medium amount of prickly carbonation, full bodied, slight chewiness.

D: The carbonation and dry finish help balance the full flavors, resulting in nice drinkability (though it is higher ABV at 8%).

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A= The can pours a nice black color with a little bit of an amber highlight to it and a nice two finger head rising out of it. The head is a mocha color and makes some nice hissing noises while it sits there with some decent retention as well as a little spotty lacing.

S= Interesting. Smells like a lot of overripe melons and a little sweet maltyness. I don't really smell much roast or coffee to it at all. Smells sort of fruity. Smells exactly like dates! That's it! Dried dates is the smell all the way. Or maybe rasins.

T= Tastes a little more like a beer than a raisin juice. There is a little roastyness to it while not much it is there. The dates and rasins are still there and the most prominant aspect of the beer for sure...

M= Nice coating feel to it but a little too bubbly.

D= Pretty good. After the initial shock of the raisin date juice it is pretty solid. I would but this again sometime just because it's so unique and I've yet to have a beer like it. Who knows I may have a hankerin

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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.

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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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Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,618 ratings.
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