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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,414 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,414
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 50
Gots: 61 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clean black, with tan head about 1/2 finger. Strings of red trace the head and along the sides.
Smell of light coffee. Nothing too potent, some cocao and roasted malt. A bit of toast as well.
Taste is clean. A balance of chocolate and coffee with hints of roasted malt. This is a good stout, probably one for those who've never had a stout.
The bomber bottle didn't last long.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

625ml bottle, poured into a tulip glass. Served slightly chilled

Pours with a rich brown body with black and crimson highlights. Thick tan head forms about two centimetres thick with good retention. Lots of patchy lacing

Smell, smooth estery roasted malt, some fresh coffee aromas, slight hint of dms which kind of throws you off slightly... not something you'd expect from a stout especially one this size.

Taste, crisp and fairly carbonated. Choking chalky flavours, rich fresh coffee beans, Bournville dark chocolate, slight butteriness. Little hint of vegetal flavours, some smokiness present along with a slightly sour sweetness on the finish. Very thin mouthfeel, for an 8% stout I would have expected a much thicker, richer and more full bodied beer. Some slight hop character floating around too, not so much for bitterness but for flavouring

A solid stout let down by a pretty thin mouthfeel and a few off flavours in the form of DMS, still worth a try

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Poured almost black with about a two finger brown creamy head.

Smell: Smells of chocolate and roasted malted dominated. Also a slight hint of hops were present.

Taste: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. The beer got sweeter as it warmed. There was also a slight hop bitterness that was present.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick Mouthfeel with the right amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: At 8% ABV I could have a couple of these in a sitting but not a session beer.

This was a good stout and my first brew from the Lion Brewery. I did not know what to except but enjoyed it a lot.

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Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,414 ratings.