veronika (410) - - AUG 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, nice brown head. Aroma from chocolate, toffee and sweet licorice. Salty licorice flavor, chocolate and some coffee. Bitter, salty finish.
efeesse (153) - - MAY 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A beer with dark color, strong and medium bitterness, average carbonation, served in can.
danielyabu (1352) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
creamy frothy light brown large head. excelente lacing. mostly diminishing. thick black flat body. aroma: light coffee, dark chocolate, moderate toasted malt. if: light bitter sweet. ff: moderate bitter light sweet; long duration. palate: light médium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic light alcoholic finish. bem equilibrada. amargor de café e lupulado. dulçor maltado. 80s
ALLOVATE (2549) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from an off-license in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Brewed under license here but not enough for a new entry. Black as used engine oil with an opaque brown coming through in the shallows. Head is held proud; a solid, compact tan pad that laces well. Heavily roasted nuts and carob on the nose with hints of ethanol, neutral perfume, wood and cola soda. Quite heady on the palate. Piercing spices like mace and myrtle, green peppercorn and fine milled white. Woody with a leathery, rough, acetone meets aniseed feel. Astringent and tight on the finish. Sticky sweet and viscous but not big in body. Rough molasses kick sets in late. Bitter malts abound as this cedes truckloads of roasted coffee bean, charred wood and scorched barley malt. 4 cans in I guess it’s bed time..., sohm toh!
(33cL, BBE 12/15)
waiake (365) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle in Newton, Singapore poured black with an aroma of chocolate malt tastes really good smooth creamy full of roast malty flavours with a bitter finish
migwell (92) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Everything is comparative. In a fairly recent cycle tour of Southern Asia, I first encountered ABC Stout in Sri Lanka, where it falls a distant second to the local world class Lion Stout. Later, in Myanmar, I was quite happy to occasionally find the ABC, which is superior to the several indigenous lagers available there. Did I run into this in Malaysia as well? I don’t think so, but there it would have easily been outclassed by the Royal Danish Stout, one of the other few S. Asian brews of distinction.
Narrabian (4) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe it was after a few weeks of drinking lagers in Vietnam and Cambodia but I felt like cheering when I discovered this beer in Kep, Cambodia. A very good strong stout (pretty sure it said 8% on the can not 7% and it was brewed in Cambodia) that slips down very easily. Give it a go if you spot it in Cambodia and are suffering dark ale withdrawals
Beertobealive (336) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a brownish head with chocolate, candy and light malt and marsipan aromas. black coloured body. lacks thickness in mouth but balanced palate with managed roasted malt and sweetness. medium length. lacks fine carbonation though.
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl. can. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel and died fruit.
olliejobbins (1283) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
640ml bottle in Myanmar. Had this last week but I think it was 8%. Poured thick, treacle black with dark head. Aroma of coffee, molasses and burnt caramel. Thick, sticky mouth feel. Bitter and burnt caramel taste. Not terrible.
StevieT (919) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a can. Pours black with a lasting thin tan head, pleasant roasted aroma, medium bodied with up front coffee bitterness. A pretty good beer for Cambodia.