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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,452 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,452
Reviews: 865
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 55
Gots: 69 | 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

 http://www.lionbeer.com 
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Photo of tillmac62
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black. World Class head volume, lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit (prune) subtle coffee and a hint of alcohol.

Heavy medium bodied with a very smooth texture that approaches creamy. Above normal carbonation level with effervescence from the middle on.

The outstanding flavor profile is intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a blend of flavors that separate into chocolate, a hint of coffee and very subtle prune. In the middle, the big malt sweetness comes forward with a molasses and caramel flavor against a mild bitterness of citric hops and roast. The finish is a slow sweet fade and leaves you with that nice slight alcohol burn at the back of the throat amid an effervescent burst.

Photo of Tracker83
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerTruck
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Melnovo
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Owns a pitch black pour and rich caramel head. Carries a green olive aroma and accompanied with the same, in taste. Smooth body. Overall, worth the try!

Photo of StoutBoi
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MahjongNucleus
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FalconOne
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black into the pub pint glass, with a surprising amount of fizzy carbonation. So, far, not like any stout I've had before. Got a good two and a half inches of mocha head, almost to the point of overflowing the lip of the glass. Head died quickly, leaving some spotty lacing and a thin film.

The most immediate aroma is booze. Subsequent sniffs reveal roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, but the booze is still there.

The taste is another surprise. Smooth, not harsh as the smell would indicate. Silky, but a little watery mouthfeel. I get burnt coffee and malt on the tongue, with a booze bite on the finish. Not harsh, though. Settled on smooth: taste and feel.

The high ABV is noticed halfway through.

This one comes highly recommended by a few folks, and the guy at the bottleshop offered to buy it back if I didn't like it. They were all correct. This one should be on the must-have list for anyone who's a fan of stouts.

Photo of johnnyapollo
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting stout, less creamy and a bit more carbonated than is typical. Distinct caramel and coffee flavored rather than chocolate. Rich, dark color with obvious higher alcohol content. A fine brew from Sri Lanka and above average for imports from that part of the world.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redleg411
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Syncro-Vox
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gjl75
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kelly_James_Tellez
4.57/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZebraCakez
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was very good. Pours deep black with caramel colored two finger head. Aroma is that of espresso and roasted malt with a noticeable alcohol presence. Taste follows nose well, espresso and chocolate, deep roasted smokey characteristics, good alcohol warming, very well balanced. Feel is thick and creamy, good body and carbonation. Overall a fantastic brew, well worth venturing into the import area to try.

Photo of leitmotif
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richkrull
3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of goblue2354
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,452 ratings.