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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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very good

1,329 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,329
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 51
Gots: 41 | 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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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.

Hoppsbabo, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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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

eduardolinhalis, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. brown bottle

Lion Stout poured a dark almost totally black except for some garnet color highlights when it is hit by light. The head formed was 1 3/4 fingers, dense, bubbly and mocha colored with light clingy lacing left behind as consumed. The nose is lighter than expected, dominated by roasted dark malts and chocolate. The taste is stronger than the nose, also dominated by roasted dark malt with sweet notes of chocolate and coffee. The finish is on the sweet side and a little dry. Mouth feel is smooth and medium bodied with the alcohol well hidden making good drinkability.

Lion Stout is my first taste of the foreign/export stout style. This ale has made me a fan!...I'll have another.

bushbeer75, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

MattXT, May 02, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've seen this stout for years on the shelf and avoided it based upon its location of origin; I couldn't have been more wrong. This stout pours a near black color with a small tan head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The nose is a very pleasant familiar blend of coffee, chocolate, sweet roasted malts, dried fruit, and vanilla. Mouthfeel is a little flat, could definitely use a little more creaminess. The flavor is exactly as the nose foretold but, unfortunately, there is a long lasting metallic aftertaste that spoils what would be a truly outstanding stout. Hard to believe the abv, it is so well hidden. For its cost and availability this could definitely become a go to stout for me...just lose the metal in the finish.

lochef81, Apr 29, 2014
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,329 ratings.