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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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very good

1,395 Ratings

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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:

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Matt_Felix, Yesterday at 07:57 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Zaphog, Feb 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Partridge, May 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

HeadyTheElder, May 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

crobinso, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is coffee black. The dark cream head dissipates to a wisp. Minimal lacing. Smells weird, like Elmer's glue. Tastes of sweet vanilla over roasted malts and bitter chocolate. There is a brown sugar thing in there too, I swear. And to mimic the smell, a hint of glue! ??? The mouthfeel is a carbonated soda like feel.

Overall, this beer is weird. Not necessarily in a bad way. But I do detect a weird glue smell and taste. I picked up the brown sugar presence later on as the beer warmed up. I will say that for 8.8% ABV, the alcohol is hardly detectable, which is awesome, I hate boozy beers. I've seen this in stores for years, and was curious. I won't ever have one again, but at least I know what it is. Not bad, just interesting.

JuicesFlowing, Dec 11, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

discharmingly, Jan 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

brywhite, Sep 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

kristougher, Feb 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

BobCS, Jun 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

ajzy, Jun 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

NHSTEVE, Sep 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

mtrog313, Aug 21, 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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hamtramck liquor store on north Jo. Campau had a special on Lion. Have seen this one many times but have never bitten the bullet. This time the price was right.

A-Very nice, thick, creamy, black as night.
S-Roasted malty with hints of cream.
T-Smooth, with some hoppiness. Somewhat weak for stout. No doubt Haywards Black is a half assed copy of this recipe.
O-Sri Lankans make a decent stout. Michael Jackson cannot be wrong as the label correctly implies.

samyoung, Jan 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

ChrisinRI, Oct 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

NJB145, Oct 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

jonandhisflask, Jun 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

NightINgale, Jun 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

joemochas, Mar 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Pillowburn, Jun 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330mL from a mix and match 6-pack, poured into a snifter

Picked this bottle up on recommendation of the beer guy at Joy Wines on 6th. It's not a bad 6-pack stout, all things considered.

A: Pours dark and thick, pitch black with 2-fingers creamy thick head. Looks like a stout.

S: Rich bitterness, and a slight unexpected hoppiness. Something else in here, but not sure what. Slight hints at smokiness.

T: Good front, bitter, good back, fading into chocolate, middle is kind of implacable and lost. Smokiness increases a lot as the beer opens up, and ultimately makes the middle a bit better down the long-haul.

F: Bit on the thin side for a stout, feels nearer a porter to my mouth.

D: Similar to B.O.R.I.S. in a number of ways, only not as good. Still, for the price, this is a very tasty stout.

codewarrior, Oct 19, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

firstlighthiker, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of claytong
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance - wort brown in color. thick. solid tan head. looks a bit odd.

smell - malt overload. malt here, a malt there, a malt everywhere. samichlaus meet lion. minor coffee and brown sugar.

taste - a bit of grain. otherwise finishes the nose.

mouthfeel - everything is mediocre. mediocre carbonation, mediocre taste, mediocre body eh.

cheap but not really worth the price.

claytong, Sep 07, 2011
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,395 ratings.