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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,313 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,313
Reviews: 836
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 49
Gots: 38 | 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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Ratings: 1,313 | Reviews: 836 | Display Reviews Only:
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DbbC

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-28-2013 02:06:19 | More by DbbC
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-07-2014 17:35:45 | More by Benesi88
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-24-2014 14:19:33 | More by wrightst
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NCSUdo

Massachusetts

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.

03-13-2008 00:26:03 | More by NCSUdo
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-29-2011 00:37:02 | More by WYVYRN527
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

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.

06-24-2012 23:43:00 | More by soulfly1492
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nrombes

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-21-2012 04:29:51 | More by nrombes
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bschinelli

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-01-2014 01:19:47 | More by bschinelli
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clayrock81

Virginia

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.

08-24-2009 15:25:58 | More by clayrock81
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SirDalton


4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-02-2012 08:35:36 | More by SirDalton
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Stoutmeister

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-02-2014 14:43:34 | More by Stoutmeister
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rye726

Colorado

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.

11-04-2007 03:54:52 | More by rye726
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remitrom

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-07-2013 03:23:12 | More by remitrom
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BigTuna1066

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-13-2014 19:13:06 | More by BigTuna1066
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Overlord

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours an amber, slightly ruddy black. Big creamy tan head. Looks pretty good.

Smells like roasted malt, a bit, just a bit, of chocolate, and an interesting floral, earthy, mustiness. Unique. Exotic.

Taste is roasted malt, a bit of acrid, sour earthiness that provides a strange twang, and some chocolate. Not much coffee presence. Hmm. It's a good stout, but I'm not sure it's worth the "best stout/porter for the money" hype I hear periodically. Zywiec, Okocim, Stockyard Oatmeal Stout, and Sierra Stout offer a better value.

But, it's a good stout. Drinkable, pleasant. Creamy mouthfeel.

07-08-2009 07:12:44 | More by Overlord
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-21-2011 06:08:38 | More by cfinch2
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Hoagie1973

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Overall this is a solid and drinkable stout. I generally don't expect much from export stouts, but this one is good.
Dark black with a big cake-like head.
Smells of unsweetened chocolate, molasses, caramel, and noticeable alcohol.
Tastes sweet and malty to start, but rounds out nicely in the end. Some roasted coffee/mocha. Alcohol is present, but well blended.
Mouthfeel is smooth and full with nice carbonation.
I'm not jumping out of my chair, but I can't find much wrong with this beer. Worth a look.

06-06-2008 04:34:17 | More by Hoagie1973
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-22-2013 19:39:19 | More by Brew33
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maddamish

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Highlights:

Smell: Butterscotch and malt.

Taste: This is a solid stout. Notes include Coffee and malt. But this stout is very smooth and absent of any bitterness at all.

Ap: This was a good looking stout. The head wasn't creamy enough to make it great.

Mouthfeel: Just the right amount of body.

Notes: Not a bad little stout. There are much better out there but this one is by no means a disappointment.

04-23-2006 01:19:59 | More by maddamish
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fonts30290

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-26-2012 04:19:56 | More by fonts30290
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-31-2014 23:49:00 | More by CorgiDad
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mnj21655

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours absolutely pitch black with almost two fingers of fairly long lasting light brown head that leaves sporadic lacing. Good aroma, roasted barley which is quickly joined by a pleasant sweetness are dominant but dark fruits and molasses linger in the background, slightly vinous. Taste is initially sweet but then quickly dries out. The dryness is produced by roasted grains, which are ever so slightly burnt. There is some fruitiness here as well as some light molasses that jumps out just after the dryness appears. The fruitiness lingers into the aftertaste, after the dryness has disappeared. In the late aftertaste the roastyness reappears. Not much bitterness to speak of, seems like its more from the roasted grains rather than any hops. Good mouthfeel, medium-heavy body with medium carbonation and a smooth, slightly creamy feel to it. Drinkability is good, alcohol hides its presence quite well. Overall an enjoyable stout that has a good bit of complexity to it. To experience this beer in its full glory I suggest serving this at the higher end of the recommended temperature range, this will bring out the wonderful fruitiness that makes this beer so enjoyable.

10-14-2007 01:46:23 | More by mnj21655
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aahynick

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

about 50 degree F into a pint glass
A- opaque black, large fine head that dissipates slowly.

S- aroma of black patent and smoke

T- surprisingly rich in dark caramel and raisin tones perhaps 120l crystal and special B

M- medium to heavy body

D- pleasant to drink and different from other stouts. Its inexpensive price makes it a winner.

08-01-2010 01:57:48 | More by aahynick
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nickdank

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-06-2014 05:27:09 | More by nickdank
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Matthew1788

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-24-2014 02:07:28 | More by Matthew1788
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,313 ratings.