Cantabrian (880) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at one of the downtown Harryís in Singapore (I visited four other Harryís before finding this stout, which figures on all their unitsí menus, if you check online). Unfortunately it was flat, but Iím sure it could be a great stout. Thick syrupy black, with a pungent aroma of dark soy sauce, dark chocolates and caramels, plenty of spicy kicks on the flavour, with marmite, soy sauce, molasses and liquorice sitting on a thin dark cocoa backbone. Difficult to evaluate the palate as there was hardly any head, but it is syrupy enough. Iíd make it much more of a Foreign Stout, based on its flavour profile.
Scopey (7380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at Brussels Beer Cafe, KL. It pours black with a thick, creamy beige head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, cocoa acidity and general creaminess. The taste is smooth, roasty, some acidity, toast, light bitterness and coffee.....not a lot else really! Pretty drying on the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Guinness clone for sure. Not bad, just very basic stuff.
sic1314 (3792) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like a pint of Guinness. Aroma of roast malt, some fruity sweetness. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, some dark chocolate with a dry, bitter finish.
tomciccateri (1019) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught at Brussels Beer Bar - Kuala Lumpur. pours an opaqur nlack with huge cascading tan foamy head, odd aroma and flavor component, almost "hickory" like. not chickory. otherwise light body with great creamy mouthfeel. dark malt flavot balanve with dry "heavy" finish. OK.
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davidm (1942) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in KL. Enjoyable, but not too exciting. Aromas of chocolate, nuts, and roast. Taste is sweet, with average length. Palate has a creamy initial feel, but the body is thin. Black, with a frothy head.
jmgreenuk (4956) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Draft at the Brussels Beer Cafe, Kuala Lumpur. Dark brown pour and a frothy head. Its a typical stout in its appearance. However, if you are expecting it to taste like a typical stout you might be surprised. Itís quite malty and light with a hint of bitterness. I found it quite refreshing actually and when served cool it seems to suit the Asian climate. I wonít be coming to Asia especially to drink this beer, but I could be tempted to order another in preference to a Guinness so I guess thatís quite a decent recommendation. Having said that, hardened fans of the black stuff would probably turn their noses up at this imposter!
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visionthing (2969) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl on tap at Brussel Beer Cafe, KL. Black with a creamy light brown nitro head. Quite strange herbal aroma with mint dominates over the malt and caramel. Very little roasted aroma. Strange stout, herbal with a light bitterness in the finish. A bit watery. (2012-05-05)
Borresteijn (4917) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Black, creamy light beige head. Aroma of some soft sweet fruits, hard roasted malts, chocolate. Flavour is medium sweet, light malty, roasted malts, hint of coffee, chocolate, light bitterness. Itís a bit watery, but decent.
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a medium tan head, and great lacing.
smell of roasted malt.
taste is of sour malt, a roastiness, and licorice. ends on the dry side.
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro pour. Dark brown with deep burgundy accents. Light brown nitro cream head. The aroma is toasty with chocolate malt. Chocolatey, creamy with light coffeeish notes. Low to moderate bitterness. Some acidity in the finish. Not a scintillating beer, but competes well enough with the draught Guinness.