Lion Stout | Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,619 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
Sri Lanka
lionbeer.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The dark caramel, large dense headed brew, with its 8.8% alcoholic content, is unique due to its sweet notes of chocolate and coffee interspersed into a foundation of dark roasted barley. Symbolic black to denote leadership, power, focus and strength, is dominant in the labeling as the lion journeys in the twilight unafraid, unbowed and unchallenged.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,619
Reviews:
901
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
142
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Very prominent molasses. Moderate black malt. Some chocolate and lactose. No coffee. Bold aroma. No alcohol. Slightly medicinal or fresh paint.

Appearance: Black, opaque. Head is medium brown and pours small. Good retention and tons of lacing. Lots of yesty sediment stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

Taste: Lots of molasses here too. Sweet lactose, some milk chocolate, little actual cocoa. Bold flavors overall here.

Mouthfeel: Medium bosdy. There is some carbonation, although it's very smooth and hard to detect. Finishes mildly dry.

Overall: Unique taste on this one. The high molasses sets it apart.

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Consumed May 3rd, 2012 at The Tin Cow, Pensacola, FL from a can. Poured into a pint glass.

Extremely dark brown with a finger-high mocha colored head.

Aroma is a little on the red grape tip with some subtle roasted malts.

Flavor is a mess. Chalky, thin, weird. Red grapes, weak, lightly roasted malts, mineral notes. Low bitterness.

Unremarkable mouthfeel, save for the chalky, chewy bit.

Think I'll take a pass on this one next time I see it.

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Huge frothy head, nearly 50% head. Lot's of lacing. Really looks the part of a beautiful stout.

The taste is a bit sweet for me when comparing it to other stouts. Coffee is the predominant flavor and alcohol is the predominant smell.

The price and the ABV of this, while having a very strong drinkability, make this a solid choice. I would certainly drink this beer again.

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Roasty and malty goodness. Raw grains with some alkali-pressed cocoa. 3.5

Malty and sweet with hefty roast grain presence, dark mocha, subtle booze, and malt bitterness. 4.0

Milky smooth. Medium bubbly. A little heady after many sips. Feels better when it warms. 4.0

Loves me some Lion Stout. Recommended. 4.0

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Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,619 ratings.
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