Benzai (9160) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from bottle @ Deanso. Clear amber to dark red color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, raisins, sweetness, slightly caramel, dark malts. Low body, low carbonation.
jtclockwork (9077) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours cola brown with off white head. Nose and taste of malt, caramel, dirt/earth and chopped nuts. Lighter than medium bodied. Not unpleasant.
GT2 (8831) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - 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.
Beerhunter111 (8700) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, fruchtig, Karamell.
Meilby (8434) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, metal. Taste is medium sweet. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
crossovert (8220) - 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.
Skinnyviking (7341) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Low fluffy off-white head. Hazy dark body. Mild roasted barley malt flavor with a note of sour berries. Heavily carbonated and hints of liquorice and spices. Long spicy aftertaste.
Ibrew2or3 (7169) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl brown bottle pours brownish copper with full tan head and spotty lacing. I’m clueless on how this could be a Vienna style beer. Ratebeer confounds at times. The aroma is a little dusty and then offers up modest earthy notes, spicy hop notes, a touch of roasted malts, nuttiness and gravel road. The taste has sweet malt infused nuttiness rolling slowly into a bit of roasted malts, spicy hops and earthiness. Pretty nice stuff.
DuffMan (7147) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, brought back from Lao by TvM and shared at game night. Colour of long-steeped Red Rose tea, mediocre head that vanishes before two minutes pass. Slightly sour grains, weak caramel, metal. Thank you Tyler for Lao tick #2-- I will now wash my mouth out with a beer.