Brandon123 (19) - - SEP 16, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
best beer around...good solid taste..not bitter and pretty neutral. suitable for people who wants a drink at the end of a tired day.
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2002
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
healthy tonic flavors,filling, just nurse one for a long time and enjoy
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A surprisingly good stout from SE Asia. much better than any of the other dark beers I had in the region. A touch of an alcohol taste, but not nearly as bad as the Guinness they make in Kuala Lumpur. Very smooth and even flavors, with a touch of something sweet afterwards.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very heady slow-rising stout. The head is very thick and hoppy/stouty. This is nice. It’s pretty sweet, almost porter-like, but in an acceptably way. A very nice stout. Hand-delivered from from Thailand. thanks, mom.
oh6gdx (19929) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canned (thanks tbone_). Black colour with decent brown head. Sweet alcoholic nose with notes of roast, coffee and licorace. Also some bready notes. Flavour of wet burning wood/smoke (extremely roasted and smoky), as well as sweetish bitterness like old black coffee. Also some very dark chocolateish notes found. Finish and aftertaste is dominated by the smokishness, as well as some toffee and coffee. A sting of alcohol also while drinking it. Lovely palate also. One hell of a good beer.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, purchased at the same place I found the Hurlimann Hexenbrau so it probably has a couple years age on it. Opaque black, abundant and dense tan head. Aroma very similar to a good port. Very full body. Quite wine-like, although with some Starbucks-evoking roast and very subtle yet pleasant hops. It should be served close to room temperature; when fresh out of the fridge it’s somewhat unnervingly metallic. This does pass quickly, though. All in all an extremely good beer.
BlindSangamon (8) - Chatham, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had my first and only ABC 21 years ago, and I remember the flavor as if it were yesterday. To a 21-year old Midwestern boy it was like a date with an asian paramour - exotic, spicey, and adventurous. - everything American beers/girls are not. Thrilling, astringent bitterness, powerful hoppy finish, satisfying alcohol warmth. I wish I could find these locally!
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 First rating
330 ml can at RBESG 2006.
Initial Rating Date: 9/15/2006
Dark brown color, tan head. Sweet metallic and sour scent, grainy as well. Soft mouth feel. Coffee after taste, a bit sour taste.
On July 7/8, 2013, flight SQ 325, Singapore Airlines, going from Frankfurt to Singapore.
From can, poured into a plastic mug.
Black color, nice big lasting tan head. Sweet, malty, molasses, alcohol scent. Sweet, tasty, molasses, roasted taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
One of the best beers I’ve been served while out flying for sure!
cgarvieuk (12775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at home tasting ... deep dark fbrown ... big open bubbly tan head ...ark soft roast ... soft ovaltine chocolate malt nose ... soft sweet chocolate toffee malt ... nice
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque very dark red brown with large lasting brown head and light lace. Sensuous coffee, roasted malt and light chocolate aroma. Medium body with nice smooth but relativley thinnish palate for a stout. Medium bitter, strong coffee and light caramel and chocolate flavours. Medium bittersweet finish and aftertaste. Surprisingly good! High ABV extremely well masked considering the relatively low intensity of the bitter flavours.