tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a black color, smell and taste of malts, molasses, a touch of bitterness. Full bodied and enjoyable beer.
wombat23 (538) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. As San Miguel Cerveza Negra. Deep amber with a beige head. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, and alcohol. Taste is dark malts, nuts, and caramel. Roasty, acidic finish. A little thin.
jmgreenuk (7321) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Queen Bee, Bangkok. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is light sweet malt. The flavour is moderate to strong sweet with a rich roasty sweet toffee caramel, liqourice bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep malt notes. Dark brown with a fizzy head. Deep sweet malt and molasses, no noticeable hop bitterness. Medium light bodied with a fairly cloying sweet finish.
darbeer75 (398) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma: lots of malt but seems overly sweet/burnt caramel-y; Appearance: dark ruby red with off white head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: follows nose; too malty and sweet with unpleasant roastiness; Palate; medium-heavy body with long, roasty finish; Overall: not good; would not buy again.
invinoveritas (110) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at bar. Not much aroma but dark and luxurious appearance, which carries through into a silky mouthfeel. Creamy and refreshing and well balanced, with neither the burnt toffee, the sourness nor the sweetness dominating. Solid example of the style.
CacheManyHose (566) - HONG KONG - APR 16, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at Orange Peel during drumming gig. Smells of heavy burnt malt, plum and preserved fruit, slightly herbal and some biscotti and booze. Taste is burnt malt, more bitter than the nose. Body is bitter, watery, lightly smoky and sour. A bit acidic but not bad considering.
HKdIPA (643) - HONG KONG - APR 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Orange Peel for Steph's drumming. Black pour with big foamy tan head. Aroma is malty dark lager. Taste too - surprisingly rich and malty. Sort of metallic bitter lager taste underneath but not too much. Smooth palate but not heavy. Nice - way more interesting than regular San Miguel.
Eructoblaster (3758) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - 330ml. Pours a dark brown body with an average beige foamy head. Malty aroma with liquorice and molasses hints. Its decent malty/hoppy taste carries woody, roasted cereals, and liquorice notes. Ends with a short roasty finish. Drinkable.
ust_med (1) - Sanford, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice foam, roasty and toasted. I like the color. Very dark brown black, with a coffee like foam. Taste is wonderful, bitter more than sweet. Full bodied and creamy. It is probably one of the best tasting dark beer I ever tried.
donandres (297) - , Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle poured to pint glass very cold beer
Appearance: dark, white head, a lot of lacing
Aroma: scent of soy sauce, nothing else
Taste: it is ok, better that other beers in manila
Mouth feel: not very carbonated
Overall: good beer for the hot weather in the Philippines