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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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very good

1,365 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,365
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 50
Gots: 50 | 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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Photo of Chief_Mug
4/5  rDev +1.8%

I am surprised to see the metallic taste n 2 different reviews. I found this Stout to be very smooth, malty and pleasant tasting. I think Ceylon does a good job of hiding the high ABV which is uncommon in a Stout. My Rating as 4.0 is a Good Beer, not a wow -can't live without. but a Beer I would recommend.

Chief_Mug, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%

The Michael Jackson quote on the back label made me pick this up, i'm really curious about it.
A beautiful pour, entirely black with a generous mocha head, creamy and lasting a long while, leaving lots of lacing on the glass.
Smells nice too, dark chocolate laced with licorice and some vanilla, sweet coffee, plum jam, faintly smoked roasted malts, aromatic herbs, brown sugar and syrup.
Starts with sweet chocolate, creamy, with sour cherry, plum, fig, and an alcoholic warmth, giving the impression of brandy-filled chocolates from the get go. The appropriate spices, with licorice, vanilla, citrus peel and a floral/herbal feel reminding of Breckland thyme tea, faintly minty. Roast brings a big burnt bread crust aroma in the finish, mixed with the lingering sweetness, like molasses, and some sweet coffee too. Finishes fresh, with a mild herbal bitterness in lieu of a big roastiness. A hint of oxidation too, clearer later on.
Thus flavors get through to the aftertaste easily, with nice dark fruit, light chocolate, sherry, sweet dark malts and just a bit of roast. Medium body and carbonation, but full and chewy.
Didn't impress me with the advertised "chocolatey, mocha character", but it has a great complexity, great flavors with just a few faults, ignorable. Never imagined a beer from Sri Lanka of all places could be this good.

dcmchew, Tuesday at 04:36 PM
Photo of dorlandenator
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

An intense stout for sure. Kind of harsh the first time; liked it much more the second time.

dorlandenator, Tuesday at 05:24 AM
Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

eawolff99, Monday at 03:16 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Gemini6, Sunday at 03:09 AM
Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev +1.8%

McBraniel, Sunday at 02:15 AM
Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

paulish, Saturday at 08:00 PM
Photo of dleiner
4/5  rDev +1.8%

dleiner, Saturday at 03:26 AM
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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

Rcaisse, Saturday at 01:27 AM
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

KevChiTown, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

SaisonRichBiere, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of StoutItOutLoud
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330-mL can. Unsure of bottling date.

Very dark chestnut brown. 1-finger dark tan head. Decent alcohol legs. 1/2-finger collar lingers. Malt roast, sweet cream, touch of cola. Vigorous swirl opens up licorice and fruit. The dark fruit intensifies with warmth

like Tsunami, the roast doesn't get acrid here. all told, however, the flavor's a tad muted - dark fruit (more similar to an ris or baltic porter), dark brown bread sweetness, but less coffee, dark chocolate than I'd like

thinner mouthfeel, despite the creaminess on the nose, but very, very drinkable. ultimately, I enjoyed this, but I think it strays off style

StoutItOutLoud, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of gclark_43
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

gclark_43, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Fr0stb1te, Oct 10, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

TomFoolery, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

iL0VEbeer, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

wtkphoto, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

dubdrop, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of timontheroad
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Dark black with a creamy head. Some chocolate, cocoa and dark roasted malt make up the smell. Smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate, some slight bitterness, and a strong alcohol flavor comprise the taste. A decent, strong stout. A little heavy on the alcohol taste, but otherwise is an OK Stout.

timontheroad, Oct 07, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

KG710, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Hohnbaum, Oct 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

OHBeerman, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of fatboyPeter
3/5  rDev -23.7%

a little bitter on end, not so creamy ;( Metallic Taste Yuck

fatboyPeter, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +1.8%

ZEB89, Sep 30, 2014
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Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,365 ratings.