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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,286 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,286
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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hermit990

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-04-2014 02:47:38 | More by hermit990
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

05-03-2014 23:01:58 | More by HeadyTheElder
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bushbeer75

Michigan

3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. brown bottle

Lion Stout poured a dark almost totally black except for some garnet color highlights when it is hit by light. The head formed was 1 3/4 fingers, dense, bubbly and mocha colored with light clingy lacing left behind as consumed. The nose is lighter than expected, dominated by roasted dark malts and chocolate. The taste is stronger than the nose, also dominated by roasted dark malt with sweet notes of chocolate and coffee. The finish is on the sweet side and a little dry. Mouth feel is smooth and medium bodied with the alcohol well hidden making good drinkability.

Lion Stout is my first taste of the foreign/export stout style. This ale has made me a fan!...I'll have another.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 20:50:51 | More by bushbeer75
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amalburg

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-03-2014 15:43:51 | More by amalburg
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-02-2014 01:29:05 | More by MattXT
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lochef81

Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've seen this stout for years on the shelf and avoided it based upon its location of origin; I couldn't have been more wrong. This stout pours a near black color with a small tan head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The nose is a very pleasant familiar blend of coffee, chocolate, sweet roasted malts, dried fruit, and vanilla. Mouthfeel is a little flat, could definitely use a little more creaminess. The flavor is exactly as the nose foretold but, unfortunately, there is a long lasting metallic aftertaste that spoils what would be a truly outstanding stout. Hard to believe the abv, it is so well hidden. For its cost and availability this could definitely become a go to stout for me...just lose the metal in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 00:44:23 | More by lochef81
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-28-2014 04:24:47 | More by millelacsmark
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-28-2014 00:39:17 | More by mattmarka1
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koopa

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-27-2014 22:05:52 | More by koopa
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-27-2014 04:12:24 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Matthew1788

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-24-2014 02:07:28 | More by Matthew1788
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TheBeer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-23-2014 01:39:44 | More by TheBeer
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-21-2014 17:21:49 | More by tom10101
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Keiner

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-19-2014 18:42:39 | More by Keiner
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maltyb

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.7%

04-18-2014 06:26:15 | More by maltyb
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-17-2014 15:50:12 | More by SkinniePost
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Burt

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-16-2014 08:15:07 | More by Burt
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22Blue

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-16-2014 00:51:43 | More by 22Blue
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TJP21

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-13-2014 20:20:50 | More by TJP21
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-13-2014 20:20:20 | More by hmmmbeer10
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tjsmith910

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

04-13-2014 15:57:50 | More by tjsmith910
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-12-2014 23:47:26 | More by Boston_Steve
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Eric1Mess

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-12-2014 21:59:54 | More by Eric1Mess
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

04-10-2014 03:52:59 | More by VeganUndead
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; best before Jan. 2015 and served at cellar temperature. I grabbed a bottle of this while leaving for a camping trip a few years ago and rather enjoyed it, but for obvious reasons neglected to post a review at the time. This is the first time I've seen it since.

Pours a deep black colour; completely opaque, and topped with one finger of dense, dark tan-coloured head with a silky-smooth texture. It gradually wilts away over a period of minutes, with the eventual remnants consisting of a thin cap/collar and an unbroken curtain of lace. The aroma is a little subdued but fairly intriguing, with notes of caramelized sugar, molasses, milk chocolate and coffee, as well as fruitier hints of raisin and red licorice candy. The alcohol is detectable, but blends nicely with the other elements.

This is a pleasant-tasting, no-nonsense strong stout with a simple, balanced flavour profile - and it's growing on me more with each sip. Roasted malt flavours abound here, with treacle and burnt sugar providing a constant underlying sweetness. It's not overpoweringly sweet, though, with baker's chocolate, roasted coffee and some raisin/dark fruit to distract you, and a lingering, almost herbal finish that includes a touch of smoke and anise. The mild ethanol warmth works seamlessly here. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, creamy feel on the palate and gentle carbonation levels. Unexpectedly drinkable - I could see myself downing 2-3 bottles of this in a night with little effort.

Final Grade: 4.04, an excellent A-. I am far from an authority on export stouts, mostly because very few of them are exported to Ontario. Still, I know what I want from a strong stout - and Sinha manages to deliver in spades. Big roasted malt flavours, with good balance and well-integrated alcohol is enough to earn this one a solid grade and some repeat purchases from myself. At $2.50 a bottle, Sinha Stout is very affordable, and something that no self-respecting stout fan should skip.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 22:17:26 | More by thehyperduck
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,286 ratings.