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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,312 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 836
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 49
Gots: 38 | 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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da_beers

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-03-2013 14:19:52 | More by da_beers
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-21-2013 02:06:06 | More by smithj4
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ksimons

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-27-2012 06:02:10 | More by ksimons
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Spunky

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-06-2011 14:59:30 | More by Spunky
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bscalt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-11-2012 01:16:12 | More by bscalt
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Theniz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-14-2014 10:50:01 | More by Theniz
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odualum13

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-13-2012 01:24:28 | More by odualum13
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-07-2014 20:08:38 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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l0rddavis

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-24-2014 00:09:28 | More by l0rddavis
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Duvel

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-09-2013 15:48:00 | More by Duvel
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-05-2014 19:42:33 | More by Kyrojack
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Huffs

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-15-2013 01:44:22 | More by Huffs
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aminobutyricacid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-04-2012 17:44:41 | More by aminobutyricacid
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shanemcp


4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-19-2012 01:25:15 | More by shanemcp
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M1k3y

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-11-2013 02:19:47 | More by M1k3y
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madvermin

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours black as night, with a light tan head that laceswell and dissapates to a one finger static cap.

Smells boozy, and sweet, possibly of raisins and molasses. Can't detect much else, but raisin sweetness is very strong.

Taste is of very toasty malt chocolate, with that molasses in the background, and a little bit of bitterness in the finish. Quite pleasing and clean for the style, and really nicely sweet at the beginning of the sip. 8.8% abv makes itself known just a little bit in the breath initially, and helps the flavor out a lot. Coffee hints in the after-swallow breath, which is nice.

Mouth feel is tingly and thick, and drinkability is not fantastic due to the abv and boozy taste, but still pretty good for the style. Bonus points for the awesome lion picture on the bottle art, very Sri Lankan of them.

02-01-2011 09:30:42 | More by madvermin
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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-27-2011 06:08:35 | More by barnzy78
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malaki3386


4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-06-2014 16:35:48 | More by malaki3386
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ponbon63

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-22-2011 20:52:23 | More by ponbon63
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-08-2013 02:26:45 | More by Waveoff
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

A - Black with a creamy one and a half finger head that is fairly short lived.

S - Dates, honey, molasses and faint soy sauce, but it meshes well.

T - There is a bit of chocolate and burnt malt flavor. Some faint lemony sour citrus notes make an appearance. Good.

M - Thin to medium viscosity, smooth and refreshing. Velvety comes to mind.

D - This goes down like water and completely masks the abv. It is defintely worth a try.

09-16-2006 21:23:04 | More by mrasskicktastic
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Weston19

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +2%

A: Pitch black with a creamy mocha colored head that leaves sticky lacing all around the beer. Looks really nice and the way a stout should look like.

S: Smells like mocha, cocoa, vanilla latte, raisins, and roasted coffee. It's a very pleasant and sweet smell that isn't very strong and comes with a variety of smells. For an almost 9% beer it's great that there's no alcohol smell at all.

T: It tastes exactly like it smells and there is hardly any alcohol flavor there. You get the roasted notes almost immediately followed by that coffee/mocha flavor and then some of the alcohol. It ends slightly bitter but not enough to overwhelm.

MF: Heavy and with a semi dry finish bitter finish.

O: I thought this was a great beer. I wasn't expecting much from it for some reason but upon tasting it it was great. It's pretty strong and the fact that the alcohol taste isn't very obvious is a huge plus. Would definitely have it again.

01-17-2014 06:16:55 | More by Weston19
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

Received in the May shipment of my beer of the month club.

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Black (or at least exceedingly dark brown) and opaque with a nice tan head and significant lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, molasses, coffee, burnt malt.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee, molasses and some alcohol. Kind of reminds me of dark rum. Little bit of a sugary alcohol aftertaste that I am not a fan of.

Feel: Chewy and somewhat thick. Relatively low carbonation and quite smooth. Oily feel detracts slightly.

Drinkability: Very easy sipper; almost too easy considering the 8%.

06-02-2009 00:56:45 | More by bsp77
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2012. Picked up cheap from my local beer specialist (short-dated). I've been meaning to try this one for a while.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle-conditioning results in plenty of chunky yeast residue. An exceptionally dark reddish-brown hue with minimal light penetration. Produces a large head of creamy brown foam with good retention; this remains for a few minutes before subsiding. A rich aroma of sweet dark malt - notes of dried fruit, brown sugar, roasted grain, chocolate and booze.

Tastes of sweet roasted malt with a mild bitterness. Notes of dried fruit, molasses, fruit cake and cocoa, in addition to faint hints of coffee, burnt grain and stewed hops. A dry, rounded finish with a warming hint of alcohol and a lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick, smooth and spicy, with tingly carbonation. Somewhat astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of rich dark malt.

Very nice - rich, thick and sweet. A well-balanced blend of flavours make this stout stand out, while the body does the style justice. A great beer to round off a session. Add this to your must-try list.

03-26-2012 00:17:25 | More by jazzyjeff13
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haddon

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours dark almost black into the glass with a massive mocha colored head. Great looking beer.

Lots of stuff going on on the nose that seems to add some complexity: roasted malts, butterscotch, bourbon and faint coffee.

The palate is different than what I was expecting from the nose. Bittersweet chocolate, caramel, hops hit hard on the back end with a boozy aftertaste lingering. There is something else I can't place. Very distinct flavor that I've never had before. Like it.

Full body that is light on carbonation. thick and creamy feel.

This is a nice stout with a real distinctive taste that stands out. A great sipper that is good to have around during these cold winter months.

01-21-2011 04:17:16 | More by haddon
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.