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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,281 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,281
Reviews: 833
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 48
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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isu68mbt

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%

07-14-2014 00:49:16 | More by randylangford
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dmadsen

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-13-2014 03:41:31 | More by dmadsen
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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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MisterE

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-12-2014 11:27:39 | More by MorganStout
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madko

France

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-12-2014 11:22:38 | More by madko
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Walterho

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-06-2014 23:13:38 | More by Walterho
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-06-2014 21:34:21 | More by KAF
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malaki3386


4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-06-2014 16:35:48 | More by malaki3386
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SiegeSpitfire

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-05-2014 06:14:49 | More by SiegeSpitfire
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-05-2014 00:34:48 | More by ystazi
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ZtremEoj

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A pitch-black brew from Sri-Lanka, an island off the southern coast of India.

I received this beer as part of a "beer of the month" club type thing.

I was excited to open this beer, but it wasnt quite up to what i was expecting. maybe a little too metallic?

The can it came in looks nicely appointed. Simple black and red with a lion (as expected).

When poured, it looked almost syrup-y. very heady.

The smell is just on-par for a stout.

The taste did disappoint me a little. To me, it was a little bit metallic for my taste.

Not a bad mouthfeel. Pretty smooth.

Overall, it was just Okay. Dont hate it, but would not choose it again if given other options.

Serving type: can

07-03-2014 04:30:28 | More by ZtremEoj
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-02-2014 19:47:34 | More by jwps214
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moshea

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-30-2014 14:43:27 | More by moshea
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meltroha

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-29-2014 02:27:35 | More by meltroha
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sitting in my hotel room here in Colombo

A - pours an oily thick ebony colour. Nice creamy tanned head that retains well

S - heaps of toffee, coffee and vanilla

T - up front some nice vanilla flavours, followed by some caramel and toffee. Espresso finish.

M - full body and low carbonation. Impressive

O - well you don't expect great stouts to come from Sri Lanka but this is a great stout. Full of flavour,body and balance. One of those really nice surprises that you get every once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 09:15:04 | More by eric5bellies
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vvlebedev

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-27-2014 12:16:55 | More by vvlebedev
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-26-2014 20:21:46 | More by huntermop
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BobCS

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

06-25-2014 00:26:30 | More by BobCS
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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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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-23-2014 00:01:27 | More by sonofliberty2
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warpig372

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-19-2014 18:58:34 | More by warpig372
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Zond

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-18-2014 10:09:24 | More by Zond
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-17-2014 23:09:46 | More by DaftPatrick
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,281 ratings.