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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,312 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 836
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 49
Gots: 38 | 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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HereforBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.7%

04-06-2014 15:56:21 | More by HereforBeer
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jereb33

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.7%

07-08-2012 18:23:49 | More by jereb33
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

05-19-2014 13:54:25 | More by ShanePB
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BrewtalHonesty

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.7%

10-12-2013 00:08:47 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.7%

11-13-2012 02:18:23 | More by cfalovo97
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.7%

04-02-2014 15:40:22 | More by byronic
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.7%

06-15-2013 18:06:38 | More by TheBeeraholic
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sweemzander

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.7%

12oz can poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours almost pitch black in color. Some tan froth and lacing.

(S)- A raisin heavy roasted maltiness; almost smoky on the finish.

(T)- Again, quite heavy on the raisin with subtle molasses combined with an almost smoky but roasted malt profile.

(M)- A smooth carbonation level. A good malty balance that is a bit on the lighter side but plenty of flavor.

(O)- An easy drinking stout with smooth and mellow carbonation. Surprised this came in cans.

06-04-2013 19:49:08 | More by sweemzander
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Softestdog

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.7%

09-01-2012 23:27:17 | More by Softestdog
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -23.7%

11-17-2011 01:11:22 | More by doucmehu
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KillaB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.7%

01-29-2013 10:29:51 | More by KillaB
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Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-06-2014 17:57:49 | More by Uniobrew31
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

12-27-2012 03:52:43 | More by ejimhof
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khargro2

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -23.7%

12-23-2013 08:00:28 | More by khargro2
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josephwa

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.7%

03-13-2014 20:32:07 | More by josephwa
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SamN

Colorado

3/5  rDev -23.7%

Lion Stout in a can. It's gotta be done.

Pours a pretty thick blackness. Head is notable; beautiful notes of brown and tan. Loose and and little filmy. Excellent crown to a big black stout. Smell is a little sour; some vinegar, coffee notes, molasses. Not the typical stout smell; sweeter, a little sour, no oak, vanilla or bourbon notes to be found. Taste follows smell pretty closely. This definitely has a sweet edge to it. I also get some grape skins in the taste. The main roasted malt taste is upfront, which gives way pretty quickly to a sweet/sour and tinny finish. Some coffe and cocoa detectable. Not bad, interesting tastes, not a stout I'd drink very often. I can see drinking this fresh off the tap on a tropical island, beachin it up.

Has a distinct sour bite to it I don't care for. Don't know if it's a bad can; is that possible? I seem to like it much more out of the bottle.

04-23-2011 05:30:25 | More by SamN
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ShakaShakaShaka

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

10-18-2012 20:54:04 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
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BigDank

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -23.7%

Poured from a 12oz can into a goose island matilda goblet. In the air the pour stream is a very dark brown but once in the glass becomes enough to be opaque / black. The head is a light brown and very tall so the carbonation must be somewhat high. Head reduced to a lumpy foam then dissipated completely in a short time. Smell is light, not too rich or outstanding. Taste is somewhat light and sweet and not really anything amazing as far as I'm concerned. Not a bad beer but not really what I would look for in a stout. To each their own I suppose. Drinkability is high as the abv is not too high and the mouthfeel is smooth and easy. The beer rolls across the tongue lightly with the bubbles biting just a little bit. Overall drinkable, but not my cup of tea (or beer). Was worth the try.

12-28-2009 01:12:40 | More by BigDank
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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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AndAShotAJameson

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.7%

12-21-2011 20:54:00 | More by AndAShotAJameson
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3/5  rDev -23.7%

Poured int Sam Adams Sensory Glass.

Pours an opaque black, slightly brown around the edges of the glass. Pours a tan head the leaves good splattered lacing about the glass.

Aroma is very smokey. I smelt something like teriyaki sauce and it reminded me a lot of Sam Adams Triple Bock. It was very malty.

Taste was pretty much identical to the smell. It was was too smokey and nothing I enjoyed very much.

Mouthfeel was very creamy, but I couldn't withhold the taste so I couldn't keep it in my mouth too long. There was no alcohol present and it had decent carbonation.

Overall this is probably my least favorite stout to date. I don't plan on buying or drinking another one of these.

02-21-2009 21:53:02 | More by mothman
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

01-16-2013 23:50:16 | More by Jspriest
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Kornoms

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.7%

05-23-2012 15:29:23 | More by Kornoms
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dubmax

Kansas

3/5  rDev -23.7%

05-28-2012 23:25:47 | More by dubmax
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tbeq00

California

3/5  rDev -23.7%

12-13-2011 20:25:47 | More by tbeq00
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.