FatPhil (10084) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
330ml bottle - Thanks Aresh!
On pouring, quite a bit of haminess, but in the glass it’s just a bland dark lager, probably only worth 3. Actually, only 2, as it’s a bit like minerally water. Looks a nice rich red, small off-white head. Taste is a horror, nasty minerals. Finish is bitter and minerally, drying. Actually this is pretty nasty, it’s just in the horror zone. I had hoped this would be a palate cleanser, but it’s horribly acidic!
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 ounce bottle from State Line Liquors. Pours a brownish red color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Very sweet and almost sherry-like aroma with sweet malts, oak, grain and tart fruit notes. Taste is grain, raisin, prune, chocolate and a faintly bitter finish. Medium bodied and sticky.
Beerhunter111 (9676) - 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.
Benzai (9646) - 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.
GT2 (9177) - 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 (8819) - 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.
crossovert (8680) - 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.
Meilby (8651) - 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.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a Southeast Asian alcohol tasting at Nimrod’s place. Thanks Nimrod. Clear deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, a bit of metal, a bit of caramel and light toastiness. Sweetish caramelly flavor with light toasty notes and a drier finish. Medium-bodied. Pretty drinkable.
DuffMan (7540) - 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.