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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,284 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,284
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 50
Gots: 33 | 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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hhboulder

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an oil black with ruby around the rim when held up to the light. Tan with some orange head with decent retention and thin wispy lacing.

Get the typical roasted and chocolate malt nose, but, beyond that, is much more interesting than typical stouts, even compared with guiness extra foreign--a great stout. There are sweet caramel notes as well as fruity esters similar to a port wine.

Sweet roasted toffee and chocolates but also goes above and beyond with dark fruits. Minimal bitterness, definitely balanced to malts. Finish is a little dry but very enjoyable with lingering sweet caramel and toffee.

Warming alcohol that is somehow very pleasant for this ABV. Creamy with medium body and moderate carb.

Surprisingly VERY good stout in a can from Sri Lanka. I'll be buying this over Guiness Foreign Extra from now on. It just has more going on than the typical "chocolate, coffee, espresso, roasted" flavors of a stout...

Serving type: can

11-04-2011 02:40:51 | More by hhboulder
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scotorum

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 03:53:13 | More by scotorum
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-25-2014 01:33:41 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-24-2014 00:09:28 | More by l0rddavis
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -30%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-20-2014 15:24:16 | More by John_Beeryman
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

07-20-2014 03:25:10 | More by Hrodebert
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-20-2014 03:11:53 | More by valianes
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Wyoming

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-19-2014 23:09:11 | More by bulldogg915
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-19-2014 05:50:23 | More by tipofthetongue
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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-19-2014 05:28:59 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Friction4now01

Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer was a bit on the disappointing side, but that is probably because I had overly high expectations for it.
A: Nice dark brown/blackish color that you typically see in a stout or porter. There was a good amount of head on the beer, but it settled quickly.
S: Strong scent of chocolate with a hint of vanilla and coffee.
T: The tastes definitely reflect the smell. Chocolate is the dominant flavor. However, the beer seemed disappointingly unsweet.
O: This is a good stout, but would be better if it was just a bit sweeter.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 03:43:59 | More by Friction4now01
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-17-2014 04:30:27 | More by alostplot
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-16-2014 01:58:09 | More by isu68mbt
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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MrWilliams

Florida

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The simple design of the can is what caught my eye originally. Very little information provided just a sleek black can with red lettering saying Lion Stout, and a picture, you guessed it, of a lion.

Poured from a can into a tulip glass.

A 4.0) Poured easy received about a two finger head, mocha, colored that died down quickly. Deep opaque brown, and when held to the light only the barest amount shone through the edges. no lacing to speak of, the slightest bit that did present itself quickly vanished.

S 3.75) Dominant raisin smell with undertones of burnt toast. Just a touch of smoke but it's almost an after thought.

T 4.25) Served cold straight from the fridge. To begin with dark chocolate was the dominant flavor. A bit of slightly burnt toast presented itself on the finish and no hop presence. After letting it warm up a bit raisins became dominant. Chocolate still lingered and and toast became a bit more evident, overall the flavor reminds me of a cola with just a bit extra syrup but without the sweetness.

M 3.75) Mouthfeel is fair to middlin'. Not as heavy as many imperial stouts but nowhere near as watery as some of your basic stouts. Carbonation was very evident and almost tickled the nose on the first few sips but mellowed out a bit as the glass emptied. Still it lingered with a slight tingle on the tongue.

O 4.0) Quite enjoyable. I haven't looked yet to see the availability of this beer but my beer guy said it was the first time they had had it in two years. If I can find it more though I think that this could become a staple. Easy to drink with a middlin' ABV content of 8.8%.

Serving type: can

07-12-2014 22:40:50 | More by MrWilliams
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-12-2014 20:34:01 | More by MisterE
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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France

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
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