Thursday, December 24, 2009

177a. Lion Stout

Our first beer from Ceylon Brewing, as well as our first beer from Sri Lanka. Take that, European supremacy. What did colonialism get you? Just the rest of the world taking revenge by stealing your beer brewing skills and making them their own. Consider that my anti-colonial rant for the month.

Starting with an alcoholic, chocolaty, roasted malt, coffee, and sweet malt nose, Lion Stout pours an opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Starts sweet with a roasted malt character before moving into a rich chocolaty middle. It finishes with a strong alcohol character that is almost medicinal. Lion Stout has a rich body that is smooth and creamy with a warm alcohol presence. A good, strong beer overall—there is little to no bitterness or burnt character to the beer, and the finish gets sweeter and slightly fruity as the beer warms.

From the bottle: “...soft, fresh, and delicious, top-fermenting Lion Stout is bottle-conditioned and has an extraordinary chocolaty, mocha character.” Michael Jackson

And if you don’t know who the Michael Jackson they’re talking about is, you should probably be beaten with a tack hammer.

(and by the way, that’s Michael Jackson)

The Ceylon website is currently under construction, so all you get today is our stunning witty prose. And if that is not a reward in itself, I don’t know what is...

ABV: 8.0%


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