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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,379 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,379
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 48
Gots: 52 | 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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Photo of FLima
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deepest black color with a thick dark caramel head that vanishes quickly.
Aroma of licorice, creamy chocolate, vanilla and coffee.
Sweet and bold flavor with notes caramels, coffee, cocoa, spices, vanilla, roasted malts and a hint of all major hops, citrus, herbal and earthy. Dry aftertaste with a lingering spiciness challenging its sweetness.
Full body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 8.8% is hidden behind its malty base.
Bold beer from the unexpected Sri Lanka, nice and complex regarding both malt and hops with lots of chocolate, but a tad on the sweet side which makes it a bit cloying.
Ap.3,75 Ar.3,5 Sab.3,75 Sens.3,5 Cj.3,75

FLima, Sep 18, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%

Cpastor1119, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

zestar, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

JMS1512, Sep 15, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%

Beer-Logy, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

RIKIM, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

GuinnessRegular92, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Robyn
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Robyn, Sep 08, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

mchengcit, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

HoppyBastard2, Sep 07, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

wethorseblanket, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of something_is_brewing
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

solid export stout!

something_is_brewing, Sep 03, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

Slowpony97, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

HungarianCount, Sep 02, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

saeh, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

ThatsStout, Aug 30, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%

DeltaFour, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

hlyons, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Skagnetti, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

civicm87, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%

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.

GreesyFizeek, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

rawfish, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

wrightst, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

muskiesman, Aug 24, 2014
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,379 ratings.