RichardGretton (4020) - 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 (2340) - 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 (284) - 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 (84) - - 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.
fletchfighters (821) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ML bottle
Cool points for the label
A dark reddish brown color, One finger light brown head. Faded pretty quickly though to a decent film. No lacing.
Nose is of metallic charcoal, roasted malts and touches of sweet caramel. More metallic as it warms.
Taste is sweet caramel, roasted malts, touches of chocolate and lots of metal. A bit thin and watery but that is forgiven.
Prickly carbonation, light bodied and a nice caramel and roasted malt finish. Metal drops off in the end.
Not that bad really.
madquacker (950) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite a reasonable, but better than expected black beer. A little watery and insepid. Light charcoal and some sweetness. The demonic goat on the label gains an extra point.
Pinball (9671) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle at papsoe. clar brown, small white head. mild slightly malty aroma. flavor is mild malty, dry, not much hops. okay.
jesperhammer (2221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
03-JUN-2012, bottle @Papsø tasting.
Clear, amber, low off-white head.
Dusty caramel nose. Malty, herbal (cannot nail it).
Not really clean. Metallic. Nah.