samistake2ice (35) - , Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
With so little option in variation of beer styles in SE Asia this was a fantastic suprise. By normal standards its not the greatest but i was happy to find it when i did.
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stoked to find this!! Been drinking Singha and Chang for weeks...! Nice very mildly roasted and malty lager from Beerlao. Stoked to find the dark, didn’t know they made one of these. Simple, clean, mildly nutty, and really doesn’t taste like water! Burnt nut on the finish. I’m down!
crossovert (11204) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
You never expect much from these southeast
Asian breweries, but this one isn’t bad. Not an american style dark lager though, more of a European style, not a dunkel though.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: 9/17/2010 Source:Other Caramel and caramel maltiness in aroma. Some spicy hop notes. Clear dark golden with little head. Flavor follows aroma with a metallic twang. Medium body and mouth feel. Finish is medium sweet clean and lightly spicy.
deanso (8681) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
30cl bottle in Bangkok.
Amber colour. A little sweet. Fairly drinkable.
Wolfbass (1089) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 5, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Il colore è anche buono, con leggera schiuma. Ma al naso e in bocca, rimane davvero poco...
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one bottled. Hazy, medium brownish pour topped with a one finger eggshell head and an earthy malty nose. Surprisingly grassy and vegetal, a little offputting. Muddy finish.
Jow (3384) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Kin Shop. Pours a deep brown with thick frothy head. taste is very malty and sweet with some roasted breadyness and hops. Paired well with the spicy thai food i was eating even though I realize this is Laotion.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Not bad, but not great either. Surprisingly cloying. The hops in this one were pretty much just there to keep this from being nauseatingly sweet. It was a bit one sided, but it went down fairly easily.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, very dark, copper to dark, orangey bronze with nice carbonation and a large to huge, rocky, off-white head that mostly, but slowly diminished leaving excellent lacing. The aroma had a bit of dark bread; hints of chocolate and coffee; and metallic hops. The initial flavor was sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was rather to heavily sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour with an average duration. There was caramel malt, a little roasted malt, hints of chocolate and coffee, slight metallic hops and some dark bread. The light to medium body was syrupy with rather fizzy carbonation and a fairly crisp and slightly astringent finish that get a little bit metallic as it warmed.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brown pour with a thin white head. Aroma is malty and a little sweet. Not much hop nose. Flavor is clean but sweet, mostly malt. Not bad with hot Thai food.