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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,264 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,264
Reviews: 831
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 47
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited visit their website
Sri Lanka

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
 http://www.lionbeer.com 

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2001)
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Basically pitch black in colour, finger of tan head, good retention, solid lace as well. Smell is of dark chocolate, coffee and a huge roasted malt bill, bits of dark fruit come and go, milk chocolate as it warmed up. Taste is fairly roasted up front with milk chocolate, moderate sweetness, mild bitterness as well as some coffee and dark fruit in the finish. Medium carbonation, medium full body, nice full creamy feel here. Nice stuff and quite drinkable overall, certainly got my $2.05 worth on this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 15:00:18 | More by peensteen
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I received this beer as part of a "beer of the month" club type thing.

I was excited to open this beer, but it wasnt quite up to what i was expecting. maybe a little too metallic?

The can it came in looks nicely appointed. Simple black and red with a lion (as expected).

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Sitting in my hotel room here in Colombo

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S - heaps of toffee, coffee and vanilla

T - up front some nice vanilla flavours, followed by some caramel and toffee. Espresso finish.

M - full body and low carbonation. Impressive

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Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,264 ratings.