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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,363 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,363
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 50
Gots: 49 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Walterho, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

malaki3386, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

SiegeSpitfire, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ystazi, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of ZtremEoj
3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A pitch-black brew from Sri-Lanka, an island off the southern coast of India.

I received this beer as part of a "beer of the month" club type thing.

I was excited to open this beer, but it wasnt quite up to what i was expecting. maybe a little too metallic?

The can it came in looks nicely appointed. Simple black and red with a lion (as expected).

When poured, it looked almost syrup-y. very heady.

The smell is just on-par for a stout.

The taste did disappoint me a little. To me, it was a little bit metallic for my taste.

Not a bad mouthfeel. Pretty smooth.

Overall, it was just Okay. Dont hate it, but would not choose it again if given other options.

ZtremEoj, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jwps214, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

moshea, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

meltroha, Jun 29, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sitting in my hotel room here in Colombo

A - pours an oily thick ebony colour. Nice creamy tanned head that retains well

S - heaps of toffee, coffee and vanilla

T - up front some nice vanilla flavours, followed by some caramel and toffee. Espresso finish.

M - full body and low carbonation. Impressive

O - well you don't expect great stouts to come from Sri Lanka but this is a great stout. Full of flavour,body and balance. One of those really nice surprises that you get every once in a while.

eric5bellies, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

vvlebedev, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

huntermop, Jun 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

BobCS, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

mrjez, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

sonofliberty2, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Zond, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DaftPatrick, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

brocktune, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

jonandhisflask, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Socialiste, Jun 12, 2014
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,363 ratings.