jmgreenuk (1305) - 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 (1667) - 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 (3653) - 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 (1892) - 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 (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - 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.
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2010 Draft, nitro pour @ La Bodega restaurant in Pavillion mall, KL. Deep brown, not quite black with thick even tan head (nitro). No lace. Aroma has some tang after the chocolate malt. Thin, easy palate. Is a nitro palate. Flavors are unique, has foreign stout fruitiness, slight sourness, slight seed bitterness, mild cocoa flavors, and qualities of acidic instant coffee. Alright. Re-visited this one after a long session at the GAB brewery (Guinness Malaysia). The Connor has quite a lot of coffee and not as much roast as the Guinness. There is also some coffee creamer flavors here I do not like, but has nice fruity tones throughout as well as a hint of vanilla. Unexciting but definitely its own thing.