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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,313 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,313
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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jjanega08

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

A= The can pours a nice black color with a little bit of an amber highlight to it and a nice two finger head rising out of it. The head is a mocha color and makes some nice hissing noises while it sits there with some decent retention as well as a little spotty lacing.

S= Interesting. Smells like a lot of overripe melons and a little sweet maltyness. I don't really smell much roast or coffee to it at all. Smells sort of fruity. Smells exactly like dates! That's it! Dried dates is the smell all the way. Or maybe rasins.

T= Tastes a little more like a beer than a raisin juice. There is a little roastyness to it while not much it is there. The dates and rasins are still there and the most prominant aspect of the beer for sure...

M= Nice coating feel to it but a little too bubbly.

D= Pretty good. After the initial shock of the raisin date juice it is pretty solid. I would but this again sometime just because it's so unique and I've yet to have a beer like it. Who knows I may have a hankerin

04-09-2010 04:47:58 | More by jjanega08
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rkf1976

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-01-2014 03:29:32 | More by rkf1976
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whtguitarguy

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours black and looks like carbonated coffee with a tan head. Aroma is of caramel, coffee, alcohol, and a bit of nuts. There is a light malty aroma too. Alcohol is very prevalent in the brew. It overshadows a lot of the other flavors. There is a slight chocolate coffee flavor but the alcohol masks it.

12-26-2009 23:48:00 | More by whtguitarguy
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alkemy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Out of a 625mL bottle and into my Really Big Frickin' beer glass
(those in Northwestern Ohio know the site)...

A - The pour is basically black. Ruby highlights can be found when held up to direct light. Provides a big frothy tan head.

S - Bitter chocolate combined with molasses is very prominent. I also get some green olives and malted milk balls.

T - Not as roasty as I'd hoped, but I really enjoyed the bitter chocolate. The green olives reappear, but to a much lesser degree. There's a coffee bitterness, albeit watered down, that really steals the show. This tastes pretty good.

M- Not so good here. I just need something thicker to match the taste.

D - Very drinkable. I could easily session this one. Creamy feel with no real presence of alcohol. I was quite surprised by this one and I'd most definitely have it again.

02-19-2011 04:33:19 | More by alkemy
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-30-2014 03:50:37 | More by dmorgan310
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discdueler

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-01-2012 04:21:31 | More by discdueler
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aerozeppl

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Pours black with some brown creeping in on the edges. One finger of tan head.

S: Nice roasted smell is coming through in the nose. Sweetness is right behind it. Perfect for an export stout.

T:Sweet bitter up front then into a slight roasted taste. The taste fades out and there really is not much of an aftertaste.

M: Little to thin for my liking.

D: Super easy drinking. The export stouts are great for that while still giving you a reasonable amount of flavor. For the $2.99 I paid for the bomber it is definitely worth it.

01-27-2008 23:36:16 | More by aerozeppl
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MSchae1017

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

A - Opaque with cream colored head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - sweet and roasty

T - like the smell. sweet and roasty. a bit of fruitiness. similar to Sam Smith Imperial

M - medium bodied, smooth carbonation.

D - quite drinkable. A nice stout.

05-01-2008 01:34:27 | More by MSchae1017
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-03-2013 22:15:16 | More by WOLFGANG
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-29-2011 16:15:21 | More by jak
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da_beers

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-03-2013 14:19:52 | More by da_beers
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-21-2013 02:06:06 | More by smithj4
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ksimons

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-27-2012 06:02:10 | More by ksimons
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Spunky

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-06-2011 14:59:30 | More by Spunky
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bscalt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-11-2012 01:16:12 | More by bscalt
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Theniz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-14-2014 10:50:01 | More by Theniz
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odualum13

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-13-2012 01:24:28 | More by odualum13
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-07-2014 20:08:38 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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l0rddavis

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-24-2014 00:09:28 | More by l0rddavis
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Duvel

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-09-2013 15:48:00 | More by Duvel
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-05-2014 19:42:33 | More by Kyrojack
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Huffs

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-15-2013 01:44:22 | More by Huffs
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aminobutyricacid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-04-2012 17:44:41 | More by aminobutyricacid
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shanemcp


4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-19-2012 01:25:15 | More by shanemcp
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M1k3y

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-11-2013 02:19:47 | More by M1k3y
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,313 ratings.