1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

Not Rated.
Lion StoutLion Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

1,304 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,304
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 49
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Lion Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,304 | Reviews: 835 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of eric5bellies
eric5bellies

Australia

4.24/5  rDev +7.9%

Sitting in my hotel room here in Colombo

A - pours an oily thick ebony colour. Nice creamy tanned head that retains well

S - heaps of toffee, coffee and vanilla

T - up front some nice vanilla flavours, followed by some caramel and toffee. Espresso finish.

M - full body and low carbonation. Impressive

O - well you don't expect great stouts to come from Sri Lanka but this is a great stout. Full of flavour,body and balance. One of those really nice surprises that you get every once in a while.

06-28-2014 09:15:04 | More by eric5bellies
Photo of vvlebedev
vvlebedev

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-27-2014 12:16:55 | More by vvlebedev
Photo of huntermop
huntermop

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-26-2014 20:21:46 | More by huntermop
Photo of BobCS
BobCS

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

06-25-2014 00:26:30 | More by BobCS
Photo of mrjez
mrjez

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-24-2014 09:58:57 | More by mrjez
Photo of sonofliberty2
sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-23-2014 00:01:27 | More by sonofliberty2
Photo of warpig372
warpig372

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-19-2014 18:58:34 | More by warpig372
Photo of Zond
Zond

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-18-2014 10:09:24 | More by Zond
Photo of DaftPatrick
DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-17-2014 23:09:46 | More by DaftPatrick
Photo of brocktune
brocktune

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-16-2014 01:42:15 | More by brocktune
Photo of Spaten454
Spaten454

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-14-2014 16:40:52 | More by Spaten454
Photo of brittanylicious
brittanylicious

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-14-2014 14:09:37 | More by brittanylicious
Photo of heysuz
heysuz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-14-2014 14:00:11 | More by heysuz
Photo of BigTuna1066
BigTuna1066

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-13-2014 19:13:06 | More by BigTuna1066
Photo of jonandhisflask
jonandhisflask

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

06-12-2014 14:44:46 | More by jonandhisflask
Photo of Socialiste
Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-12-2014 04:17:37 | More by Socialiste
Photo of pathman
pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-11-2014 00:17:02 | More by pathman
Photo of ale207
ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-09-2014 02:28:49 | More by ale207
Photo of Dicers
Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-06-2014 19:37:24 | More by Dicers
Photo of lilnicky068
lilnicky068

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-05-2014 20:02:53 | More by lilnicky068
Photo of atrocity
atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-02-2014 14:29:09 | More by atrocity
Photo of tharper178
tharper178

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-01-2014 13:46:31 | More by tharper178
Photo of ZCW
ZCW

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-31-2014 21:16:32 | More by ZCW
Photo of Casey_Butt
Casey_Butt

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +13%

I was surprised at how good this is - it's become my favourite stout. Nice, balanced stout in the British tradition. Rich and smooth with just enough bite to cut through and balance out the body. Roasted malt and dark chocolate taste with a hint of coffee and maybe raisins. 8.8% alcohol, but no alcoholic taste. A little thin, I think due to a bit too much carbonation, but not a major complaint.

Very nice. I hope it becomes more widely available because it's my go-to stout now.

05-31-2014 18:59:12 | More by Casey_Butt
Photo of Stevedore
Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev -0.5%

16oz on tap at The Porch in Key West, FL 5/27/2014.

A- dark black body, one finger tan head with average retention. No lacing.

S- charred malt, a bit of smoke, some umami, dark chocolates and subtle raisins. Smells solid but not unique or intense in comparison to other American offerings.

F- dark chocolate, roast and charred malt, raisins, still a bit of smoke. Very good, with a nice bit of complexity. Flavourful and interesting.

M- lighter body but not watery. Solid carbonation, not flat or fizzy. A fine dark fruit-filled aftertaste with a bit of earthy bitterness.

O- solid export stout, similar to Guinness FES and probably rates a bit underneath it. Recommended if there isn't anything else good under the stouts section of the draft list.

05-28-2014 02:01:19 | More by Stevedore
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,304 ratings.