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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,318 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,318
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 49
Gots: 41 | 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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a_beckman25

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-10-2014 15:12:56 | More by a_beckman25
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jshusc

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-07-2014 20:51:54 | More by jshusc
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Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-06-2014 17:57:49 | More by Uniobrew31
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Arch578

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-02-2014 19:49:57 | More by Arch578
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Stoutmeister

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-02-2014 14:43:34 | More by Stoutmeister
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-31-2014 23:49:00 | More by CorgiDad
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Sweffin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-31-2014 02:00:51 | More by Sweffin
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -15%

(on tap at The Map Room - served in a fat tulip)

A: black as hell, little head... no lace as it was going down - hard to tell how clean the glass was - I'd like to assume the glass was washed properly considering the rep of this spot - maybe the gas was low

S: black licorice, mild European coffee... a tad 'herbal' (like Jager?)... faint dark cocoa

T: much like the aromas - not much new revealed on the palate... surprisingly tame sweetness - in fact, one could argue this has a clean Baltic porter foundation with a hybrid dry stout / schwarzbier taste... roasted flavors are low, or at best polished to a less-than-brilliant gloss, seems more like patent malt and a touch of crystal were used - who knows?... no real discernible hop flavor, light+ bitterness... not a strong presence of booze, curiously

M: damn light in body and on the palate... not quite, but nearly watery (again, leak on the gas line - almost flat)... nothing making a mark on the palate aside from the heat flash at the back of the throat

O: a bit underwhelming... had this a couple times in the past and though it was pretty good, however, I've always seemed to confuse this with Dragon Stout from Jamaica... this was a tough one to grade because I feel like something was off here...

07-28-2014 19:44:57 | More by Bouleboubier
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Danny1217

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-28-2014 02:02:06 | More by Danny1217
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

07-26-2014 00:00:34 | More by tjdrewry
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured from the 21 oz. bomber into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Opaque black with an inch and a half tall tan head which receded slowly to even surface foam and dense lacing

s: Dark chocolate, caramel and black coffee

t: Chocolate/black coffee dark malt up front with a significant hop bite which lingers at the back edges of the tongue. Sweet/bitter finish. 8.8 ABV is well covered. Later, smokiness emerges.

m: Medium, good body. Some carbonation tingle.

o: A very tasty stout, light bodied enough to be enjoyable in warm weather as well as cool.

07-25-2014 03:53:13 | More by scotorum
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-25-2014 01:33:41 | More by BeerForMuscle
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l0rddavis

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-24-2014 00:09:28 | More by l0rddavis
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D35TR00

New York

2.75/5  rDev -30%

07-23-2014 00:31:19 | More by D35TR00
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patre_tim

China

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-22-2014 01:45:14 | More by patre_tim
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-20-2014 15:24:16 | More by John_Beeryman
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Hrodebert

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

07-20-2014 03:25:10 | More by Hrodebert
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-20-2014 03:11:53 | More by valianes
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-19-2014 23:09:11 | More by bulldogg915
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tipofthetongue

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-19-2014 05:50:23 | More by tipofthetongue
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-19-2014 05:28:59 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Friction4now01

Michigan

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.

07-19-2014 03:43:59 | More by Friction4now01
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alostplot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-17-2014 04:30:27 | More by alostplot
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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
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,318 ratings.