olliejobbins (1088) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I erroneously added kingdom dark as, on reflection, I simply think the abv of this has increased. I had a bottle and can whilst in siem reap and they were both 8%. Clear dark brownish red pour with quite stable tanned head. Aroma of coffee, malts and perhaps its slightly metallic. Really decent taste. Quite dry, bitter and certainly roasted malts. Nice.
skoisirius (1795) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Phnom Penh. Coming from the only craft brewery in Cambodia, this was really not too bad. Your usual dark lager flavors, but just a bit watered down. Definitely recommended out here if you can find it!
jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown body with a lighter brown glow at the bottom and a half centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of cereal, grain, malt, grapes and way more cereal - super pungent and smells immediately like goya malta when cracked open. Light-bodied; Sharp cereal malt flavour with absolutely no body and a thin sweetness of grapes, cherries and vanilla. Aftertaste shows the fruits, a bit of sweetness and interestingly enough - no malt - just the cereal flavour, but no depth or fullness. Overall, an interesting beer from a place that doesn’t have too many non-lagers, so this is welcome, even if not so great. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Pencil Supermarket in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 02-April-2012 for 4800Rial or US$1.20 sampled back home on the opposite end of the world in Washington on 24-October-2013.
Cantabrian (886) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Watery brown, with an interesting aroma of red fruits behind the powerful maltiness. Flavour is just cloying sweet. I don’t recall anything as a dark beer in Cambodia of 9 years ago, but this is no better than the lagers they had on offer then. Nice label!
RichardGretton (4317) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@FCC, Phenom Penh, Cambodia. Black beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is bitter and mildly malty with some roastedness. Overall a plain but reasonable roasted and malty bitter beer.
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mkel07 (3822) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop. Pours a cola brown colour with a sand coloured foam cap that settles pretty quickly. Slight campfire smoke aroma with a mildly bitter burnt aroma. Nice enough.
jdjuice (354) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with a large-bubbled quickly disappearing head. Looks dark, but still fairly light tasting, with a little bit of roastiness. Pretty dry tasting, and grassy.
BeermanSEA (3) - - FEB 19, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you like dark beers and you’re in the region, this hands down the best domestically brewed.
absolutbrian (3) - - FEB 18, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like the beer. It’s really dark. It’s not a stout! It’s a dark lager. It confuses people a bit because they see it and they expect a Guinness. They are not the same style. Not made for mass consumption. It’s a gourmet beer. It’s great to have one or two after work.
Hateball16 (105) - - JAN 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Almost black, ruby highlights, clear and almost no head.
Aroma: tawny port, burnt brown sugar, figs. Strange aromas for a lager actually.
Flavour: Licorice, toasted pumpernickel. Sweet through the middle and finish not dry. Lacks bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, balanced towards malt, not much complexity, clean and crisp, not unsurprising for a lager.
Overall: Not terrible, and I want to really like the Kingdom beers as they are doing something special in SE Asia in trying to help different beer styles gain recognition. Not stellar brewmanship though either.