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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,395 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,395
Reviews: 852
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 47
Gots: 54 | 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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Ratings: 1,395 | Reviews: 852 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

HoppyBastard2, Sep 07, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

wethorseblanket, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

solid export stout!

something_is_brewing, Sep 03, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

Slowpony97, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

HungarianCount, Sep 02, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -4.1%

saeh, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

ThatsStout, Aug 30, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +5.1%

DeltaFour, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

hlyons, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Skagnetti, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

civicm87, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%

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 -4.3%

rawfish, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

wrightst, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

muskiesman, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

mtrog313, Aug 21, 2014
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4.78/5  rDev +21.9%

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
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Brianito, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

tdm168, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of fipoceilz7
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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 -17.1%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

beerguy23, Aug 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Big_Dave, Aug 12, 2014
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,395 ratings.