Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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1,416 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,416
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

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2001)
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Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a fairly dark black, with a huge, 2.5 inch head, that descends quickly, leaving the typical ample dry stout/export stout lacing.

Smells sweet and creamy, if that makes sense- some mocha and vanilla flavors, along with typical roasted malt aromas.

As I move towards the taste, I begin to appreciate how much of a gem this one is. I’d have no problem sucking this one down all the time if I lived in Sri Lanka. Insanely creamy flavor, tons of rich milk chocolate flavors, some mocha cream flavors, vanilla, roasted malt, licorice, and mild dark fruit flavors. Just everything I want in a stout, really.

This one has medium-strength body, leaning closer to heavy, actually. Really creamy, fluffy mouthfeel on it, no alcohol present. Really, really drinkable.

An absolutely excellent export stout. I could drink a ton of this and be really happy.

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Quite a treat. Easy drinking Stout with complex flavors. Amazing caramel, dark chocolate, light roasted coffee flavor. Kept asking Sri Lanka makes great beer??!

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Pours a dense, tan, two-finger head; moderate retention. Virtually black with no visible highlights. Good lacing. Malty sweetness comes through first, followed by prunes, molasses; substantial alcohol content apparent but well integrated. Cardboard/peanut-shell finish. Medium body, light carbonation, warming alcohol.

8.8% alcohol lends a smooth bitterness which is noticeable but not disagreeable. Not the most complex stout, but largely enjoyable.

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Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.