RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
The basis is an unfermented but hopped Guinness wort extract shipped from Dublin, which is added to local pale malt ingredients and brewed locally. The Malaysian version has in recent years seen an ABV downgrade to 6.8%.

The FES currently (2010) found in Hong Kong is the Malaysian version, as is the FES found in Cambodia.

As of 2011, this is the version now found in the Peoples Republic of China, which formerly had a 5% version. That version no longer exists, so Chinese FES ratings should go here.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicke80 (660) - Sdertlje, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2017
Pint at The barn Kuala Lumpur. Pours black with big head. Classic guiness. Coffee, cocoa and some bitter chocolate notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2408) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle 32.5cl. from Siem Reap Market Plaza, poured into a lager glass. Pitch Black, good frothy tan head, slowly diminishing, good lacing; aroma roasted malts, cola, brown sugar, licorice; taste medium sweet and bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, cardboard, light spicy notes; bittersweet aftertaste, burnt caramel, light licorice, some chocolate; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; goodness Guinness as it should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
meldorf75 (85) - - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 Wspanily aromat lekko wedzony. Piana wysoka drobmopechezykowa .W smaku podobnie jak aromacie lekko wedzone nuty I slod bardzo wyrazny. Dobra piwo tresciwe polecam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PowY (499) - AUSTRIA - DEC 6, 2016
330 ml can. Pours dark brown with a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts with dark chocolate. The taste starts moderate sweet with some acidity and a slight bitterness in the finish. Low carbonation. Could be a little more creamy. Flavor of roasted malts with caramel and chocolate and a little nutty along with some alcohol and ripe fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (19432) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 19, 2016
Malaysia. Bitterer, cremig malziger Beginn. Angenehm hopfig im Hintergrund, was aber definitiv nebenschlich ist. Weich trotz der aufkommenden Trockenheit, vollmundig, moderat herb. Sehr gelungen. 9/9/9/10/8/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
desolat (26) - ChongQing, CHINA - AUG 24, 2016
AROMA-Medium roasted malt aroma with light doughy, molasses and chocolate. Light fruity tartness like prune. Light alcohol feeling. Light floral hop aroma. APPEARANCE-Dark brown. Tan head. FLAVOR-Medium-high frutiy tartness like prune mixed withg medium malty sweet, roasted, molasses, chocolate. Medium bitterness. Finish is roasted malty and bitterness. MOUTHFEEL-Medium body and medium carbonation. OVERALL-Too much tartness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phombana (24) - - JUL 12, 2016
Black colour and brown head that the nice stout. Full body , No sweet , And a little bit bitter are the good taste of stout. Roast malt is the main of aroma. this is a good stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dj (603) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2016
Can, 320ml, 5.5% ABV, brewed by Heineken Malaysia. Black colour with a small head. Aroma of toasted malt. Flavour is burnt malt with some hop notes. Some treacle sweetness. A watery note but alcohol somehow evident despite the low ABV. Not bad but not very special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bartlebier (3815) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2016
Malaysian anniversary bottle version, thanks for the long haul & Dispatch aus dem Norden Cantabrian! - [email protected]s. - Bref: sweet export mix that resembles in nothing the frothy black stuff from dear dirty Dumplin, - but still tops the alcoholic Belgian Export Version! - Charred malts, brown sugar, burnt toast, deep cheap caramels, bitters going on burnt chicory root. Good body for the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (5575) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2016
Flaske (thanks, Cimbasso!) delt med Ovesen: brunsvart med tett og hjt skum som varer het til bunns. Deilig kirsebraroma med rstet malt og litt kaffe. Smaken er faktisk i den stlige retning, hvor kirsebrinntrykket av en eller annen grunn dominerer. Uventet i en Guinness. Men med en trr, stoutaktig avslutning.

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