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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,304 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,304
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 49
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
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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Wobbly

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-25-2013 22:48:56 | More by Wobbly
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Josh012012

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-03-2014 21:53:59 | More by Josh012012
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-16-2013 05:00:23 | More by Dapperticus
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dookiebrown

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-22-2013 16:29:50 | More by dookiebrown
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themantis13

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-10-2013 01:23:19 | More by themantis13
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tchenery

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

This looks like a true stout. Pourrs a deep, deep brown (pretty much black) color. It has an off-white/tan head that leaves a nice lacing.

It smells like dark chocolate and dates or raisins. At 8% you can certainly smell the alcohol, but it blends nicely.

It tastes very soft on the palate, especially for its ABV level. I had imagined it would taste more of dark chocolate than it does, but to me it has more of a raisin, bread pudding flavor. There are coffee notes on the very very end.

It's not sweet, but it's not dry either. Very well balanced beer, especially for the amount of malts that must have been used.

05-27-2010 01:13:06 | More by tchenery
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-12-2013 21:50:53 | More by hansavijaticar
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DoctorDog

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Presentation: 330 ml bottle into a snifter.

A- Oily black/opaque. Pours with ~2 fingers of fluffy light brown head, which fades slowly, leaving a thin cap. Ample lacing noted.

S- Even with severely diminished olfactory capacity due to a cold, smell of sweet chocolate, coffee, and a hint of a liquor/molasses. Extremely pleasing aroma that has me ready to dive right in.

T- A bit of sweet chocolate, coffee, and molasses flavors. The alcohol is very well concealed/blended here. Excellent.

M- Smooth and creamy.

D- A fantastic desert/late night sipper, but even so, I could've sucked down a few of these in a row. Very, very drinkable for an 8% ABV stout.

Future outlook: Repeat business imminent.

11-20-2008 04:23:34 | More by DoctorDog
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

When I got this I saw what the price tag was and I was hoping that it was going to be good. I took a 4 pack to my friends house one chilly night in 2008. The beer poured out as a dark black brew that had foamy brown colored head. The head settles a bit but still managed to leave a pretty good lacing down the glass. The smell of the beer is very roasted with a good amount of coffee on the nose. The taste has some really nice roasted flavors in there mixed with chocolate. The mouthfeel is pretty thick feeling. Overall this beer is very enjoyable to me. I am glad I've had it and I'd really like to have it again one day.

06-12-2011 23:51:45 | More by Knapp85
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richgro

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-25-2012 04:13:43 | More by richgro
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little_star

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-16-2014 23:10:27 | More by little_star
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aaronblain22

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-21-2012 01:49:40 | More by aaronblain22
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meltroha

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-29-2014 02:27:35 | More by meltroha
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jbierling

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-26-2012 05:19:02 | More by jbierling
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rbthuffman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-09-2012 06:11:25 | More by rbthuffman
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tanousa

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

A- Beautiful dark tone with a nice tan head.

S- Mocha , roasty smell and bitter chocolate.

T- Nice tasre of molasses , chocolate and coffe, very complex flavors mixed in this stout.

M- Nice body, little to medium carbonation , cramy and delicious.

D- you can drink more than one because its so good but remember the 8 % ABV , this beauty can get you in trouble!

12-05-2009 23:26:38 | More by tanousa
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-13-2013 22:52:30 | More by thinwhiteduke
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jzlyo

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-08-2013 02:56:46 | More by jzlyo
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-28-2011 20:07:10 | More by Rochefort10nh
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-22-2014 22:24:55 | More by afsdan
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popery

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

This is a great stout and, for me, it fits the Foreign/Export style quite well. Lion Stout pours wall to wall black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is cacao nibs, cocoa, coffee and a sharp fruitiness - apricots, strawberries, grapes - that differentiates it from most imperial stouts. The fruit notes come through in the flavor with a refreshing acidity. The beer starts sweet with cocoa and coffee and finishes with acidity and smoke. It's quite easy to drink. The creamy mouthfeel helps, as well. This beer has a lot of roasted malt character and manages also to be refreshing. Great stuff.

05-30-2010 02:45:31 | More by popery
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Thirsty_Teacher


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-04-2012 02:06:29 | More by Thirsty_Teacher
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-05-2014 20:02:53 | More by lilnicky068
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-23-2013 18:33:20 | More by tdmccarthy
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starsbleedblue

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +13.7%

a-jet black in color with a thick caramel colored head
s- very sweet smelling, like a malty mocha with some vanilla notes
t- super rich espresso and chocolate... its like dessert in a bottle:)
m- thick, creamy, and velvety smooth
d- this is already one of my favorites so ill definitely be having it again

08-01-2008 03:44:41 | More by starsbleedblue
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,304 ratings.