Name – Lion Stout
Country – Sri Lanka
Type – Stout
Appearance – Pours an opaque black color with a big light brown head.
Smell – Dark chocolate scents with some roasted malts and coffee notes.
Taste – Wonderful blend of bitter chocolate and the roasted malts. One not overpowering the other.
The first time I ever heard of Lion Stout was Bob the Brit’s review over at my fellow beer blogger’s site, The Brew Club. The bottle comes with an endorsement from the late Beer Hunter himself Michael Jackson, not that one. It was the first time noticing it in the store so I had to go for it. It is a wonderfully made beer from a country you really don’t think of as making good beer. It is a good balance of the roasted malts and the chocolate characteristics. While I don’t think it is my favorite stout of all time it is definitely in the top 5 and maybe even top 3.
Overall Grade – A