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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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very good

1,379 Ratings

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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:

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2001)
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Photo of mtrog313
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

mtrog313, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of WoostaBia
4.78/5  rDev +21.6%

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

WoostaBia, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Brianito
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Brianito, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

tdm168, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of fipoceilz7
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

fipoceilz7, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

beerguy23, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of sjrodriguez
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Big_Dave
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Big_Dave, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

rayman2112, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of frommination
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

frommination, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

a_beckman25, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of jshusc
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

jshusc, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Uniobrew31, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Arch578, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Stoutmeister, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

CorgiDad, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Sweffin, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

(on tap at The Map Room - served in a fat tulip)

A: black as hell, little head... no lace as it was going down - hard to tell how clean the glass was - I'd like to assume the glass was washed properly considering the rep of this spot - maybe the gas was low

S: black licorice, mild European coffee... a tad 'herbal' (like Jager?)... faint dark cocoa

T: much like the aromas - not much new revealed on the palate... surprisingly tame sweetness - in fact, one could argue this has a clean Baltic porter foundation with a hybrid dry stout / schwarzbier taste... roasted flavors are low, or at best polished to a less-than-brilliant gloss, seems more like patent malt and a touch of crystal were used - who knows?... no real discernible hop flavor, light+ bitterness... not a strong presence of booze, curiously

M: damn light in body and on the palate... not quite, but nearly watery (again, leak on the gas line - almost flat)... nothing making a mark on the palate aside from the heat flash at the back of the throat

O: a bit underwhelming... had this a couple times in the past and though it was pretty good, however, I've always seemed to confuse this with Dragon Stout from Jamaica... this was a tough one to grade because I feel like something was off here...

Bouleboubier, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Danny1217, Jul 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

tjdrewry, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of scotorum
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 21 oz. bomber into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Opaque black with an inch and a half tall tan head which receded slowly to even surface foam and dense lacing

s: Dark chocolate, caramel and black coffee

t: Chocolate/black coffee dark malt up front with a significant hop bite which lingers at the back edges of the tongue. Sweet/bitter finish. 8.8 ABV is well covered. Later, smokiness emerges.

m: Medium, good body. Some carbonation tingle.

o: A very tasty stout, light bodied enough to be enjoyable in warm weather as well as cool.

scotorum, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

l0rddavis, Jul 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

D35TR00, Jul 23, 2014
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,379 ratings.