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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed to stringent international quality standards using only the finest imported roasted malt, hops and yeast, giving you the strength and goodness to revitalise. Brewed and bottled under license from Asia Pacific Breweries, Ltd (Archipelago Brewery Co.) Initially 8% alcohol, since alterered. Latest listed ABV:
Singapore 6%
Laos 6.8%
Myanmar 7%
Cambodia 8%
Sri Lanka 8.8%

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronika (410) - - AUG 8, 2005
Black, nice brown head. Aroma from chocolate, toffee and sweet licorice. Salty licorice flavor, chocolate and some coffee. Bitter, salty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ulrikolsen (338) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2016
Can. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Aroma is dark malts with hints of caramel, coffee and roasted malt. Taste has roasted malts, roasted caramel and coffee. Finish is smooth and soft and semi-sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2016
Can ( 6% Singapore). Very dark brown - almost black, average to large and mostly lasting light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light coffee with faint - light roasted malt. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light - some caramel and faint roasted malt, light - some coffee, faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light - some caramel with faint - light roasted malt, light coffee, faint - light hoppyness and faint alcohol. Sweetish stout with caramel and notes of coffee and faint roastiness. Could be drier with less caramel. Nice head though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (1653) - ISRAEL - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle sample, thanks Tom. Pours brown black with a biege head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, caramel and prunes. Sweet malt, cofffee, chocolate, caramel, a bit green and fruity, dry-finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rayaron (1380) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L place. Thanks Tom L. 6% abv. Opaque brown with small beige head. Aroma of prune, date honey and coffee. Sweetish flavor, sourish with notes of prune, date honey, coffee, "green", a bit salty, bitter-sour finish. Light to medium-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MBlessing (862) - Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
323 ml dose 6% in Singapur, schwarzer Farbe schaum ok, Geruch kräftig röstmalz, Geschmack röstmalz süsslich mit leicht herber Abgang

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrNosha (1678) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
323ml Dose in Singapur mit 6,0%. Dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes klares Bier mit beigem Schaum. Extremes Röstaroma. Kafee, chickore, etwasVanille. Im Antrunk auch sehr viel verbrannte Röstaromen. Fast schon kratzig auf der Zunge. Leichte Süsse.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tide (2971) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Can at bar (Cambodian version). Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, alcohol, a bit of nuts and coffee. Bitter finish with roasted malts, alcohol, nuts and a bit of coffee. Really bad, alcoholic stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (7487) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2016
16oz can in Sri Lanka (8.8%) pours a murky black with some sudsy tan head. Nose is earthy, soil, dark brown sugar/molasses, some pencil lead, cheap chocolate, licorice. Doesn’t smell bad, just smells like a bunch of adjuncts. Flavor follows, cheap licorice, even some bubblegum, rootbeer lollipops, some brown sugar, cola. Just sweetness. Slick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4093) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2016
Can sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks a lot Alexei! Black with a tan head. Ash and burnt coffee aroma, bitter, dry and roasty - coffee - taste. Quite light body, roasty and very mild sourness in the finish. Burnt notes but quite cool all in all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (1183) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 6, 2016
330ml can of the 8% version in Phmom Penh. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma of roast malt and chocolate. Sweet finish with some bitterness. A life saver in SE Asia.

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