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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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very good

1,333 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,333
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 51
Gots: 42 | 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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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

muskiesman, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

mtrog313, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Brianito, Aug 19, 2014
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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
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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

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

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

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

rayman2112, Aug 11, 2014
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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
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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
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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
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,333 ratings.