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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,304 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,304
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 49
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
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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Gueuzedude

Arizona

2.95/5  rDev -24.9%

Pours into my 25cl tulip glass with a dense, creamy, initially four-finger thick, deeply brown stained, full tan colored head. The beer is a full black color that shows just a flash of ruby to it when held up directly to the light. Weird, the aroma is quite weird; buttery, but with an almost chemical undercurrent. What is weird is that this might not be diacetyl, this is the most likely culprit, but for some reason it just seems a bit different than your typical diacetyl signature. Buttered popcorn aromas clearly dominate, but there is just a hint of roast character noticeable towards the finish.

Quite sweet with a fairly agreeable flavor until the finish which has a phenolic, chemical edge to it. The body has a nice fullness to it as well as a nice soft, chocolate tasting, roast grain flavor to it. That strange buttery note is not nearly as noticeable in the flavor, but the chemical note still manages to mute my enjoyment of this beer pretty significantly.

This is newly arrived in Arizona, so I don't understand why this is so bad; and to be honest the flavors of this beer seem pretty fresh, it is just that there are also some significantly off components to this beer as well.

08-20-2008 04:12:50 | More by Gueuzedude
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robthepenguin

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.7%

05-03-2012 20:27:22 | More by robthepenguin
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-15-2013 07:21:55 | More by intoxabroad
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AndyH

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.7%

06-21-2013 02:26:25 | More by AndyH
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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

Michigan

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
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,304 ratings.