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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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very good

1,326 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,326
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 51
Gots: 42 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

l0rddavis, Jul 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Hrodebert, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

valianes, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bulldogg915, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

tipofthetongue, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%

This beer was a bit on the disappointing side, but that is probably because I had overly high expectations for it.
A: Nice dark brown/blackish color that you typically see in a stout or porter. There was a good amount of head on the beer, but it settled quickly.
S: Strong scent of chocolate with a hint of vanilla and coffee.
T: The tastes definitely reflect the smell. Chocolate is the dominant flavor. However, the beer seemed disappointingly unsweet.
O: This is a good stout, but would be better if it was just a bit sweeter.

Friction4now01, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

alostplot, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

isu68mbt, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

randylangford, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

dmadsen, Jul 13, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

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%.

MrWilliams, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

MisterE, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

madko, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Walterho, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

malaki3386, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

SiegeSpitfire, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ystazi, Jul 05, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -22.4%

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.

ZtremEoj, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jwps214, Jul 02, 2014
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,326 ratings.