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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed to stringent international quality standards using only the finest imported roasted malt, hops and yeast, giving you the strength and goodness to revitalise. Brewed and bottled under license from Asia Pacific Breweries, Ltd (Archipelago Brewery Co.) Initially 8% alcohol, since alterered. Latest listed ABV:
Singapore 6%
Laos 6.8%
Myanmar 7%-8%
Cambodia 8%
Sri Lanka 8.8%

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Melker (262) - Göteborg, - APR 16, 2014
enjoyed this in phnom phen yesterday. too bad its so thin, also heavily carbonated. some chocolate, bread, licourice? bitter coffe. nah

mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2017
330mL can, Cambodian version (8%), pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma brings out moderate roast, some vegetal character, and some oats. Flavour is similar, with moderate roast, oats, cola and a little soy sauce. Finishes oaty and soy-like. Nothing overly complex or smooth, as the carbonation is a bit high and the body is a bit thin. It’s okay.

Grumbo (2955) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Can at John’s courtesy of Henrik. Sri Lanka 8.8% version. Pours black with a small lasting tan colour head. Aroma of sweet malt, roasted coffee, molasses, honeycombe and cola. Medium to heavy sweetness, very light bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

alex_leit (4124) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 14, 2017
Can, Myanmar, 8,0%, dark brown color, coffee foam, sweet aroma: flowers, caramel, prunes, wine, esters. Taste: sweet, caramel, prunes, wine, not bad.

gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2017
From old tasting notes. Pours an opaque black color topped by a huge foamy brown head. Big sweet roasted malt nose. Mildly sweet roasted mal upfront. Notes of milk chocolate and coffee in middle. Notes of burnt caramel and coffee with spicy hops in finish. Decent.

fkoolen (1220) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2017
Big bottle in Nyaungshwe, Myanmar. Really dark brown, creamy beige head. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee, dried and some red fruits, light bitter finish, very light iron. Smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation, good body.

KeefOz (1842) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2017
Tasted 2/1/2017. Myanmar version - 8.1%. 4000K at 7 sisters, Bagan, Myanmar. BB 25 JUL 17. Poured an opaque black (ruby under strong light) with no edge tint with a one-finger tan dense foam head that retained very well and lacing well. Carbonation low, slow and fine. Aroma sweet condensed milk, chicory notes, coffee and hints of vanilla; alcohol well hidden. Taste of chicory, sweet vanilla, coffee and roasted notes; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Smooth and creamy with lingering moderately strong coffee bitterness on the finish. Nice.

Werckmeister (3188) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 3, 2017
0,5l can at hotel room in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka. Stri Lanka Edition at 8.8% ABV. BB 03/2017. dark brown colour, small coffee colored head. smells earthy, tobacco, caramel, bit milky, licorice, lightly boozy. decent smell. Full Body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes boozy, glueish, warming alcohol, lightly roasty, earthy, some dried fruits. finishes with some sharp alcohol notes and licorice and earthy notes. alcohol is way too obvious on this one, lacks some complexity.

Smithld1 (285) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2016
Can in Cambodia. 8%. I fell asleep whilst drinking this in bed and am writing the review with the remnants in the morning. Tastes like it is 8%. A little flat. Tastes like peanut m and ms soaked in meths. Pretty good.

Luneylane (193) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - DEC 7, 2016
a small can from our recent holiday in Singapore, rated back-to-back with Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. this one comes in at 6%. Aroma: yeasty caramel. Appearance: looks like Guinness without the head. Palate: medium-bodied, slightly creamy, soft carbonation. The roasted malt comes through, but it’s rather thin. Finish lacks complexity. Taste: nicely malty - intuitively, I feel the bottled product is probably more satisfying. Not bad though.

MrTipple (5000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2016
8.8% Sri Lankan version. Light metallic, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, cacao, light caramel. Murky black, medium, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More dark chocolate and roasted malts, soft carbonation, full bodied, dry and creamy texture, light bitterness in the finish. Decent Foreign Stout, well-balanced, could do with more complexity and initially was slightly off in the aroma. Bottle from The Pub, Kandy.

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