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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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1,398 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 47
Gots: 54 | 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:

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2001)
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4/5  rDev +2%

DbbC, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Benesi88, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

wrightst, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of NCSUdo
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

625 mL bottle

A: Deep black under a large brown head. No lace and very little retention.

S: Smells of sweet malts, light roastedness, chocolate, bit of coffee, slight burnt aroma.

T: Very subtle in taste. Sweet with mild roasted malt in an other wise sweet finish. Bit of chocolate and light coffee. A certain hop and dark fruit character shows up too.

M/D: Full bodied, light carbonation, a little slick. Very good drinkability for a big stout. Pretty tasty.

NCSUdo, Mar 13, 2008
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4/5  rDev +2%

Hohnbaum, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

WYVYRN527, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Very prominent molasses. Moderate black malt. Some chocolate and lactose. No coffee. Bold aroma. No alcohol. Slightly medicinal or fresh paint.

Appearance: Black, opaque. Head is medium brown and pours small. Good retention and tons of lacing. Lots of yesty sediment stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

Taste: Lots of molasses here too. Sweet lactose, some milk chocolate, little actual cocoa. Bold flavors overall here.

Mouthfeel: Medium bosdy. There is some carbonation, although it's very smooth and hard to detect. Finishes mildly dry.

Overall: Unique taste on this one. The high molasses sets it apart.

soulfly1492, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

nrombes, Mar 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

McBraniel, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

bschinelli, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

dleiner, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pitch black body with an intense roasted and chocolate malt smell along with a good chunk of coffee malt. Thicker, sticky full body that is both smooth and creamy while having a strong roasted/coffee malt presence so it goes down dry with a dry finish. Some sweetness from chocolate in there as well and hints of fruits (like chocolate covered cherries). ABV mostly hidden but does kick up the dry taste a little...just a great sipper that I can have anytime.

clayrock81, Aug 24, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2%

SirDalton, Jul 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Stoutmeister, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured at 45F into goblet.

Dark black color with a nice 1" tan head. The aromas are of sweet English malts mixed with sour Belgian yeasts. The taste is of fresh dark chocolates and well blended with the bitter hops. It is somewhat between a dark Belgian strong ale and a dry Irish stout. The light body makes this very drinkable for an 8% stout.

rye726, Nov 04, 2007
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4/5  rDev +2%

remitrom, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

BigTuna1066, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Overlord
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber, slightly ruddy black. Big creamy tan head. Looks pretty good.

Smells like roasted malt, a bit, just a bit, of chocolate, and an interesting floral, earthy, mustiness. Unique. Exotic.

Taste is roasted malt, a bit of acrid, sour earthiness that provides a strange twang, and some chocolate. Not much coffee presence. Hmm. It's a good stout, but I'm not sure it's worth the "best stout/porter for the money" hype I hear periodically. Zywiec, Okocim, Stockyard Oatmeal Stout, and Sierra Stout offer a better value.

But, it's a good stout. Drinkable, pleasant. Creamy mouthfeel.

Overlord, Jul 08, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2%

cfinch2, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall this is a solid and drinkable stout. I generally don't expect much from export stouts, but this one is good.
Dark black with a big cake-like head.
Smells of unsweetened chocolate, molasses, caramel, and noticeable alcohol.
Tastes sweet and malty to start, but rounds out nicely in the end. Some roasted coffee/mocha. Alcohol is present, but well blended.
Mouthfeel is smooth and full with nice carbonation.
I'm not jumping out of my chair, but I can't find much wrong with this beer. Worth a look.

Hoagie1973, Jun 06, 2008
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4/5  rDev +2%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Smell: Butterscotch and malt.

Taste: This is a solid stout. Notes include Coffee and malt. But this stout is very smooth and absent of any bitterness at all.

Ap: This was a good looking stout. The head wasn't creamy enough to make it great.

Mouthfeel: Just the right amount of body.

Notes: Not a bad little stout. There are much better out there but this one is by no means a disappointment.

maddamish, Apr 23, 2006
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4/5  rDev +2%

fonts30290, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

CorgiDad, Aug 01, 2014
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.