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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,460 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,460
Reviews: 867
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 57
Gots: 72 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2001

 http://www.lionbeer.com 
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a nice thick, dark, mahogany, nearly black but not quite. Has a nice mellow brown head that put up two fingers of awesome froth. As it calmed down there was plenty of nice sticky lacing on the glass.

Smells of burnt thick malts, some chocolate and coffee present as well.

Some malted barley hits your tongue at first, followed by bittersweet chocolate and maybe some raisins. There is a sweet, musty aftertaste that tastes a little syrupy, not quite sure what it is. Good, complex flavor.

Not an extremely heavy mouthfeel, as I first expected. About medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonatoin for a stout.

Pretty big and tasty, also very complex. Pretty drinkable for a stout.

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this one is sold as Sinha Stout here in Canada, but the label is otherwise the same.

pours an opaque black with 3/4" of dense brown head. the head is slow to drop and leaves lots of lace behind.

aroma is nice. roasty and malty. coffee and milk chocolate. bready malt. has a bright and fresh character that is not typical of a stout.

taste is nice. strong burnt roastyness. dark chocolate. dried cranberries. mild bitterness. nice caramel sweetness. very well balanced.

mouthfeel is great. good mouthfeel that isn't overly heavy. nice carbonation level.

drinkability is great. really tasty and enjoyable beer.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As a frequent visitor to South Asia I have done my best to find a good, locally produced beer. Despite being leading beer producers India, for instance, have yet to put a decent beer on the market. As things stand it's Sri Lanka that is the beer champion of the region. The market is dominated by two breweries: McCallum and Lion in a pretty much even race. Both of them do a good stout. My Lion Stout poured pitch black with little foam. Smelling of ashes, cold cuts, coffee and some alcohol. The taste was rather sweet and a little bitter with a strong note of alcohol. There were also notes of chocolate, coffee and ashes. Maybe a tinge too sweet for my taste but proves that good beers can be produced in South Asia.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Obtained in 6 pack can form from a wasteful cardboard box carrier. Poured out of the tin it looks very pleasing to the eye of a stout fancier. The body is nearly raisin coloured with a delightful looking tan froth rimming the glass and clinging fast. Nary a bubble to speak of. The smell is smooth and rich with roasted aromas and mellow sweet darkness. The taste rolls in on a fluffy mouthfeel and is at once sweet and dry. Flavours are mild and smooth yet very pronounced. Delicious and quite easy on the drinkability tip.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into my DFH pint glass yields a big black body with a crown of fine-bubbled khaki foam with excellent retention that leaves scattered lacing.

Smells nice and roasty with chocolate and coffee and a nice roasted barley note.

Tastes of roasted malts with brown sugar and tangy caramel with chocolate and coffee highlights and a touch of licorice.

Medium-full-bodied with a sting of carbonation. Excellent drinkability.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick black with a lot of lace through the entire tasting of this fine beverage.

Tastes of chocolate malt, coffee, smokey, and the warming of high gravity.

I think this beer for the money is an excellent brew! I was a little skeptical at first, but I came around and bought it. Who would have know that they make good beer in Sri Lanka.

Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,460 ratings.