JDBaker11058 (1695) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: actually pretty good-looking beer; dark clear amber with a big creamy head that lasts; lots of residual lacing. Aroma: for a darker beer, the nose was pretty peppery, with some pilsner-y notes up front and only a hint of the expected sweet malt. Taste: slightly bitter, spicy hops, a little funky tang on the back of the tongue, then just a bit of sweetness. Finish: long, slightly metallic and medicinal. Notes: Hmm…very nice to look at, and the palate was surprisingly nuanced: smooth and creamy yet good carbonation. Higher alcohol than you’d expect. They are clearly trying. However, the taste was a little to spicy/bitter for a darker lager. I would expect more sweetness. Not bad, but not great either.
Butters (4006) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2011 Pours a clear dark chestnut brown with fair tan head. Not that great. Astringent. Old hops. A little nutty smelling which was pleasant, but the flavor just is lacking a little. meh.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from River City Cellars on 09/17/2010. Clear dark amber body with a large frothy off-white head. Sweet caramel and sugar aroma with some light toasty notes. Sweet caramel and metallic flavor with some toasty notes. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this at a Thai place right across the street from Blind Tiger NYC. Typical dark light beer from an asian place. Just a tick and a good tick seeing that this is from LAOS. Dark brown transparent pour. Taste is thin with carmel and grassy tfinish. Didn’t care too much for this one.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@ManyTimes. Malty, bit sugary, tasty and flavourful Dunkel. I quite enjoyed this with a good meal.
larsga (6937) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Huge shiny beige head. Deep dark red body with strong carbonation. Artificial earthy roasty aroma with soy sauce notes. Dry-sweet medicinal earthy taste with soy sauce notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dry roasty syrupy soy sauce aftertaste. Yuk. Useless. (0.33l bottle, Fish and Beer, Copenhagen.)
Niko100 (2450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice brown/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, & some caramel; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, light hops, and some fruit; Overall, it was decent.
thedm (5281) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 4, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This bottled brew from a beer bar poured a very large sized head of foamy off-white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent dark copper brown colored body. The mild aroma was malty and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow metallic aftertaste. The thin flavor contained notes of brown malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at the Robin Hood Pub in Bangkok. Poured clear brown colored with a nice off white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts and cardboard. Flavors of herbs, caramel and roasted malt.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, light cola brown pour. little aroma, malty notes. taste was a tad more flavorful than the standard beer lao. light toasted malt flavor. would of prefered drinking in Laos but I guess west side of Buffalo will have to do