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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,264 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,264
Reviews: 831
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 47
Gots: 30 | 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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Jlabs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2014 19:25:08 | More by Jlabs
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-17-2013 23:08:24 | More by creepinjeeper
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-20-2013 17:31:18 | More by rale
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cwkash

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-26-2013 03:46:59 | More by cwkash
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PlayerCoachReggieDunlop


4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-27-2012 21:07:55 | More by PlayerCoachReggieDunlop
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nokes

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A fairly firm pour into a large wine glass produced a one-finger tan head that dissipated pretty quickly into traces. The traces stayed around, though. Quite dark, nearly opaque. Looks nice, but not really exceptional in any way.

The smell is really pretty nice, though. Roasted and malty, a tinge of coffee-ish, dark chocolatey...and a bit fruity in that deep way like raisins baked in a muffin. Smells yummy.

And tastes yummy, too. There are pretty strong flavours here, but it's balanced. There's a citrusy sourness that's balanced off against the deeper raisiny fruitiness, and the roasty malty part.

The mouthfeel is pretty full, and the moderate carbonation balances it really well. The viscosity is there that you'd expect at 8% but it's not syrupy. It feels good to slowly swish it around and let it wander.

Drinkable? Sure. It's easy to drink. It's a nice drink to sit down with on a cold winter evening, and if you've got some dark chocolate to go with it, that would be lovely.

This is a plenty nice beer. I've had it twice before, and this was my first time really carefully thinking about it. I liked it enough to come back. I'll be back again.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2009 04:36:55 | More by nokes
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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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tbeer40

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-04-2012 01:05:04 | More by tbeer40
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mlichens

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-27-2013 06:28:16 | More by mlichens
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flagmantho

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL aluminum can into a pint glass.

Appearance: entirely opaque black body with three thick fingers of foamy tan head. Just beautiful.

Smell: coffee, chocolate and vanilla all rolled together with a nice fruity alcohol bite. It actually smells a helluva lot like Bailey's & Kahlua mixed together. Mudslide beer? Nice.

Taste: like the aroma, but fruitier. Very Baltic-porterey. Extremely smooth, there's also almost a creamy taste. This is an extremely delicious beer.

Mouthfeel: smooth, creamy and delicious. Even though there's not a huge amount of carbonation, the thick body gives the beer a really good feel.

Drinkability: very drinkable. The alcohol contributes a lot to the nose, or at least it seems, but it's not fusely or unpleasant in any way. If they sold this around here, it would definitely be a regular in this household.

Serving type: can

08-20-2010 02:57:57 | More by flagmantho
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xungmound98

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-08-2014 01:59:45 | More by xungmound98
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BHansen214

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-16-2014 22:44:41 | More by BHansen214
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-13-2014 01:23:28 | More by MacStinson
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz can poured into a snifter

A- Pours very motor oil black with a one finger of a frothy tan colored head. Decent head retention.

S- Roasty. A slight espresso and caramel note to it. Dry and woody. A slight dark fruit.

T- A light roastyness up front. A ton of caramel notes to this beer. It has a bunch of burnt caramel flavors that last the whole way down. A slight smokeyness and char character to this beer. Almost like a smore. This beer has a Slight dark fruit and fruity ester to it. A bit of a sugary caramelized raisin or fig.

M- A good feel to this beer. A roasty and dry finish. High carbonation.

O- I have nothing bad to say about this beer. It is better out of a glass then the can. A big, solid stout.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 02:54:46 | More by TwelveOunces
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mrjez

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-24-2014 09:58:57 | More by mrjez
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B-SHAY

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-01-2014 15:20:11 | More by B-SHAY
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BarrelO

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

625ml bottle poured into a goblet. I love the Michael Jackson quote on the back. It's top-fermenting AND bottle-conditioned? I'm sold!

A: Black as coal. Absolutely massive head that leaves tons of lacing.

S: Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Like a mocha milkshake.

T: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, a bit of licorice. Finishes slightly bitter. All the right notes for a stout.

M: Thick and smooth.

D: A world standard among stouts. It'd definitely find a place in my regular rotation if I could acquire it more easily.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 06:56:17 | More by BarrelO
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lenderpants

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-05-2012 01:41:01 | More by lenderpants
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sbbb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-28-2012 12:18:03 | More by sbbb
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-19-2013 00:23:07 | More by bcm75
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cbl2

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:

Black with a hint of red; 1/4 inch tan head.

Smell:

There are many words that could describe this gorgeous beverage's aroma, though it can be summed up in but one: mochacino.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Delicious!!! Smooth feel on the tongue that is creamy to begin, but finishes with a bit of coffee kick.

Note:

This was part of a "Beers around the World" sampler, and was by far the best of the bunch.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2004 21:12:54 | More by cbl2
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-10-2012 19:32:05 | More by MumboJumbo
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-15-2013 01:20:44 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml brown bottle, laser dated '52008 17:26' (May 20 = my birthday, but I'm leery of this 'gift' 15+ months late?!?!). Picked up the bottle several weeks back on a visit to Sharp Edge Creekhouse; jumped at the chance as this is one I've never seen sold in Oregon. Poured on a cool and rainy Saturday (mid 3rdQ of the MState-JState game) to a pint glass.

A: Deep and dark, we'll say 'ebony' since some maroon-ish (Go State!) hints nudge at the sides, detracting from true blackness. Billowing pillow of khaki head, a full three fingers, that drops gradually to a thin creamy cap. Excellent lace, crisscrossed cobwebs.

S: Husky/earthy aroma of dark/burnt malt - like rich cacao and roasted coffee beans. There's sweet, mesquite-like smoke, a trace of vanilla and toffee. A little weak, but oh so 'Mmmm...'.

T: Semi-sweet chocolate fudge, a sugary coffee. Pit fruit, a dark purple grape, vanilla and big caramel/toffee. Perfect lactose, really an interesting and deeply flavorful version of the style.

M: Velvety smoothness, a creamy mouthful. Medium bodied, seems less heavy, yet a little more boozy as it warms. Some dark chocolate bitterness hangs around on the tongue.

D: I have to rank this right up there with the Guinness 'John Martin', Deep Shaft, Pelican Tsunami and Alameda Black Bear XX among the best I've enjoyed of the style. Weighs in just a little too much on the sweet side and with a not-so-hidden alcohol, but still a delicious treat I'd love to have again and will definitely recommend.

Chalk one up for Sri Lanka (#34 country on my personal list)...well done!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 22:31:13 | More by msubulldog25
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ncvbc

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lion Stout? Sri Lanka, huh? Well, I had never heard of this beer, much less a beer this good from Sri Lanka. Came in a heavy 330 ml bottle. Poured a near pitch black with a thin, brownish head. Smells lovely, roasted malts and a lingering sweetness behind it all. Taste is above the average stout and quite unique. Bold and fairly complex for what I had expected. Definitely not a one-dimensional stout in my opinion. Some chocolate, coffee, and sweetness all in there with an excellent roast bite. Mouthfeel is also great. Medium to full bodied with a creamy texture. Very smooth and enjoyable. There's no way I'd believe this was 8% if it wasn't on the label. Easily drinkable and from what I've seen well worth the price. I'd challenge an entire sixer if I had better access to this brew. Recommended highly.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2007 13:47:01 | More by ncvbc
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,264 ratings.