gunnfryd (10412) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruits, malt. Flavour is sweet, caramel, dried fruits, malt. Medium to thin body. Boring beer.
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella, courtesy of Pinball. Clear dark brown colour, short head. Sweet bready aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Sweet bready pleasant dark malty flavour. Sweet malty bready finish.
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Thx to my friend Jacob for bringing this back to DK. Aroma of fruits, grass and light roast. flavour of cocoa, vanilla, sweetness and fruits. Medium bodied. Dry fruity and sugary end.
bierkoning (10001) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Grima, thanks! Dark brown color. Grainy aroma with a hint of caramel. Grainy sweet flavor with hints of caramel and coffee. Nasty by-flavors.
Travlr (10000) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2009
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 The best Laotian beer I have ever tasted. of course, also the ONLY one. A thin, dark, watery beer with barely perceptible hops. No need to search for more Laotian beer.
Koelschtrinker (10000) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 6, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wässrig röstiger Start. Verbrannt, kaum aromatisch, unpassend süß werdend. Wässrig bitterer und röster Nachgeschmack. Ziemlich schlecht. 9/5/6/5/7/5
Bov (9424) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - pours a clear brown beer under a solid and long lasting pale beige foam; very buttery aroma with notes of caramel and cola; sweet and medium-bodied; initially velvety mouthfeel but with a late earthy tartness; dry aftertaste of butterscotch and vegetables - cloying and unpleasant
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Case and Keg. Brown pour very thin white head. Aroma is malty, sweet, honey and grain. Flavor is overly malty and too sweet. slight bitter finish, but not much. Meh.
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle courtesy of beastiefan2k. Amber coloured pour with a smell that can only be described as "macro". Pale malt with a touch of light nuttiness. Lightly honeyish. It’s drinkable, but it’s not good.
GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2010 Beerlao Dark is near and dear to my heart. Too bad it is impossible to find in the states. 330 mL bottle (the only thing it comes in as far as I know). Pours a clear, dark red with a very thin off-white head. Okay lacing. Aroma is slightly skunked with some lighted roasted malt, honey, and caramel. Very unpredictable and can range from a skunked soy sauce to a great, chocolatey dark beer. Very smooth and light on the palate. Lots of rice in the background and a bit of balancing hops. Alcohol is not entirely masked but is not warming. Overall, the best beer you will find in SE Asia.