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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,797
Reviews:
908
Ratings:
1,637
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
3.68
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Extremely dark brown, not transparent at all. Fluffy 1 inch head.
S: Cocoa powder malt, coffee girth but not bitterness, thick and heavy.
T: Earthy malt, coffee (minus bitterness), slight tang in the aftertaste.
M: Like heavy water leaving your tongue slightly dry.
O: Nice stout, easy going down.

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Found during my first ever trip to the LCBO.

A- Well this is dark. A very dark brown topped by a dark beige.

S- Smells terrific. Rich chocolate milk and very little alcohol.

T- Much like the smell but a little roastier. Almost like drinking chocolate milk. Some acidity whichtakes away nothing from the smoothness. Bitterness is quite soft and leaves a lot of room to the chocolatey goodness. Alcohol is very well hidden. Only the nice warming sensation signals its presence.

M- Medium carbonation. Nice body. A little astringent.

O- Really good beer. Just light enough. Satisfies stout cravings.

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A - Pours an opaque very dark brown/almost black hue that just barely shows a dark reddish-brown at the edges when held up to light. About two fingers of tan head that descends pretty quickly, but leaves a nice coating on top throughout drinking. Pretty minimal lacing.

S - Sweet, roasted, malty aromas dominate, with hints of chocolate, coffee, and maybe a bit of dark fruit.

T - Pretty similar to the aroma. Roasted malts with coffee and chocolate tones most prevalent. Somewhat sweet flavors of dark fruits are also present. Slightly bitter coffee flavor lingers on the tongue after sipping.

M - On the lighter side of the full-bodied spectrum, with a fairly creamy mouthfeel, definitely not the thickest stout I've tried. Pretty light carbonation.

D - Quite a good stout overall. Has a nice combination of flavors and doesn't way you down too much with extreme heaviness. I could definitely see myself trying this one again.

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Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a nice medium dark foamy head with quite good retention. Aroma of deep chocolate and roasted malt is clearly detectable and quite enjoyable. Taste is also distinguishable by the high-level of chocolate malt with a nice dose of sweetness. Body is above average and alcohol is well hidden. Great foreign stout and even more surprising coming out of Sri Lanka.

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Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,637 ratings
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