Rukasu (7) - USA - APR 23, 2007 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the best dark Asian beers available. Honey, Brown sugar, Maple syrup
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Typical euro lager skunky aroma. Beer reminds me of Heineken Dark. Not much else to say.
motelpogo (6698) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle, brewtopia 06. more like copper coloured than dark, not much sign of a head. fizzy, had to search pretty hard for dark malt character, perhaps a touch of milk chocolate
Lunkie (1404) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hop malt aroma. Clear brown amber colour. Spice hop malt flavour. Fizzy palate.
vanvenlo (1236) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 May 2006 (AIBA 2006-Rating 24) - Light sweet roasted malt. Relatively dark amber. Sweet, very light roast biscuit flavour. Very light roasted malt finish.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a chestnut brwon body with a medium beige head. Aroma of dried fruit and toasted malt. Flavor of malt, cocoa, and a hint of fruit.
rw4244 (132) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a rich, dark amber with a muddy white head of fairly large bubbles. Strong, rich malty and nutty aroma, with notes of grain, chocolate and alcohol. The taste is extremely nutty, leading to a very chewy palate. Notes of coffee with the initial sip, chocolate and grain definitely present. The aftertaste lasts - a nutty/alcoholic bitterness, reflecting the strength of this beer. As mentioned, the palate is chewy and thick in the mouth (you almost want to bite into it...). This may look like a dark lager, but drinks much more like a tropical stout. Amid the hordes of poor Asian lagers this rarely seen brew really stood out to me. Though it may not go down as easily as a beer lao on a hot day, I recommend it.