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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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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-11-2014 00:17:02 | More by pathman
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-09-2014 02:28:49 | More by ale207
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-06-2014 19:37:24 | More by Dicers
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-05-2014 20:02:53 | More by lilnicky068
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-02-2014 14:29:09 | More by atrocity
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tharper178

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-01-2014 13:46:31 | More by tharper178
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ZCW

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-31-2014 21:16:32 | More by ZCW
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Casey_Butt

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

I was surprised at how good this is - it's become my favourite stout. Nice, balanced stout in the British tradition. Rich and smooth with just enough bite to cut through and balance out the body. Roasted malt and dark chocolate taste with a hint of coffee and maybe raisins. 8.8% alcohol, but no alcoholic taste. A little thin, I think due to a bit too much carbonation, but not a major complaint.

Very nice. I hope it becomes more widely available because it's my go-to stout now.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 18:59:12 | More by Casey_Butt
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz on tap at The Porch in Key West, FL 5/27/2014.

A- dark black body, one finger tan head with average retention. No lacing.

S- charred malt, a bit of smoke, some umami, dark chocolates and subtle raisins. Smells solid but not unique or intense in comparison to other American offerings.

F- dark chocolate, roast and charred malt, raisins, still a bit of smoke. Very good, with a nice bit of complexity. Flavourful and interesting.

M- lighter body but not watery. Solid carbonation, not flat or fizzy. A fine dark fruit-filled aftertaste with a bit of earthy bitterness.

O- solid export stout, similar to Guinness FES and probably rates a bit underneath it. Recommended if there isn't anything else good under the stouts section of the draft list.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2014 02:01:19 | More by Stevedore
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-25-2014 00:54:43 | More by Latarnik
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-22-2014 23:54:01 | More by mdaschaf
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MontereyBay831

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-21-2014 15:06:25 | More by MontereyBay831
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Bluegrass49

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +27.2%

05-21-2014 13:25:11 | More by Bluegrass49
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

05-19-2014 13:54:25 | More by ShanePB
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little_star

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-16-2014 23:10:27 | More by little_star
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-13-2014 03:33:08 | More by Pens1967
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-13-2014 01:23:28 | More by MacStinson
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-11-2014 20:22:23 | More by Georgiabeer
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-11-2014 19:42:26 | More by LoveStout
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-11-2014 19:35:11 | More by poskok
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-11-2014 19:34:51 | More by acurtis
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Black body with a big foamy beige head.

S: Dark and intense like a coffee and chocolate liqueur.

T: Hmm, it's only half what the nose promised. It's smokey and there's dark chocolate in there but it's missing some oomph although there is some unpleasant alcoholic bitterness. The mouthfeel is lightly zingy and not particularly complementary, and the finish leaves you wanting. It's slightly sweet.

O: Despite my pessimism it's a pretty fine beer, just that it falls short compared to other members of its genus. Of all the strong stouts I've had it is the least delicious.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 05:52:13 | More by Hoppsbabo
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-11-2014 01:08:37 | More by superdoopersauce
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a snifter glass.

A: Pours a creamy liquid which is black as oil. Forms a medium creamy beige head. Medium retention and some thin, spotty and molasses lacings. Some brown particles cab be seen in the bottom of chocolate

S: Great smell of roasted malts. Notes of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, flowery hops and some earthy notes in the end. Alcohol is perfectly hidden

T: Slightly sweet and quite roasted upfront. Strong notes of dark chocolate and chocolate malts. In overall, taste is crispy and dry. Good medium bitterness

M: Heavy and creamy body. Medium carbonation. Roasty and earthy aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Excellent Foreign Stout. Big surprise

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 15:04:21 | More by eduardolinhalis
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JohnLikesBeeraLot

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-09-2014 19:59:59 | More by JohnLikesBeeraLot
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,264 ratings.