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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,326 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,326
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 51
Gots: 42 | 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  rDev +1.8%

nullbort, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

pentasyllabic, Apr 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DonFrap, Jul 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Pours a dark black color, no light, only a faint brown twinge to it. Provides a two finger brown head.

S: Lots of burnt and roasted malts. Espresso/coffe and cocoa are the most predominant scents, with some dried fruit.

T: Just like the scents. The cocoa hits up front followed by some very faint dry fruit. The backend provides the coffee. The coffee is the backbone of this beer.

M: A decent about of carbonation, just about the right amount.

D: A really nice Stout. A moderate ABV makes this beer enjoyable.

IronCitySteve, Apr 30, 2009
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Zone_Fighter, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Georgiabeer, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Lare453, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

harpus, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

CelticAleMan, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Ceriii, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

netshark, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DbbC, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Benesi88, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

wrightst, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of NCSUdo
4/5  rDev +1.8%

625 mL bottle

A: Deep black under a large brown head. No lace and very little retention.

S: Smells of sweet malts, light roastedness, chocolate, bit of coffee, slight burnt aroma.

T: Very subtle in taste. Sweet with mild roasted malt in an other wise sweet finish. Bit of chocolate and light coffee. A certain hop and dark fruit character shows up too.

M/D: Full bodied, light carbonation, a little slick. Very good drinkability for a big stout. Pretty tasty.

NCSUdo, Mar 13, 2008
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

WYVYRN527, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Aroma: Very prominent molasses. Moderate black malt. Some chocolate and lactose. No coffee. Bold aroma. No alcohol. Slightly medicinal or fresh paint.

Appearance: Black, opaque. Head is medium brown and pours small. Good retention and tons of lacing. Lots of yesty sediment stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

Taste: Lots of molasses here too. Sweet lactose, some milk chocolate, little actual cocoa. Bold flavors overall here.

Mouthfeel: Medium bosdy. There is some carbonation, although it's very smooth and hard to detect. Finishes mildly dry.

Overall: Unique taste on this one. The high molasses sets it apart.

soulfly1492, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

nrombes, Mar 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bschinelli, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured a pitch black body with an intense roasted and chocolate malt smell along with a good chunk of coffee malt. Thicker, sticky full body that is both smooth and creamy while having a strong roasted/coffee malt presence so it goes down dry with a dry finish. Some sweetness from chocolate in there as well and hints of fruits (like chocolate covered cherries). ABV mostly hidden but does kick up the dry taste a little...just a great sipper that I can have anytime.

clayrock81, Aug 24, 2009
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SirDalton, Jul 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Stoutmeister, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

12oz bottle poured at 45F into goblet.

Dark black color with a nice 1" tan head. The aromas are of sweet English malts mixed with sour Belgian yeasts. The taste is of fresh dark chocolates and well blended with the bitter hops. It is somewhat between a dark Belgian strong ale and a dry Irish stout. The light body makes this very drinkable for an 8% stout.

rye726, Nov 04, 2007
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

remitrom, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BigTuna1066, Jun 13, 2014
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,326 ratings.