explosivedog (1832) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 22, 2017
320ml can. Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, toast, lots of raisins, liquorice, something real tangy. Not in a good way. Pass. blackisle (2892) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle @Changi Airport Singapore [backlog 2008, from old notes]. Pitch black, nice creamy tan head; aroma roasted malts, cocoa; taste roasty and malty sweetbitter, light licorice, cardboard; more bitterness in the finish; pleasant stout. doriangrey (125) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2017
Actually the Malaysian variety but of the same weaker strength of 5.5%. Pleasant for a mass produced buy anywhere beer. Malty, backbone of raisins, dark chocolate and liquorice. Bitter finish and pretty full bodied Manslow (1972) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Puszka 0,32l. Kolor ciemny, nieprzejrzysty, piana mocna, beżowa zostawia ładne ślady na szkle.Aromat palonych słodów w smaku także palone słody, lekko kwaskowe, suche na podniebieniu przechodzące w kremowe ale mocno palone. Dobre piwo choć mogłoby być mniej paloności ale przecież to Guinness. Luneylane (267) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - DEC 7, 2016
a small can from our recent holiday in Singapore, rated back-to-back with ABC Extra Stout. Aroma: generous roasted malt. Appearance: looks like Guinness. Palate: full-bodied and creamy, light carbonation. Long and complex malty finish. Taste: very, very satisfying. This is what we would like to taste when we crack open a can of the regular convenience store offering. I can’t believe it’s only 5.5%, oh for a can of the Nigerian version!
jmgreenuk (10378) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle from Cold Storage, Singapore. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is creamy caramel malt, dry light coffee. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich light oily liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. kermis (14999) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle shared with and thanks to Jmgreenuk. Black with a tan head. Aroma of malt, light roast, light chocolate, licorice, fudge, toffee and light vegetal notes. Flavour is above moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. peponi (2103) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - JUN 7, 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts (locally even burnt).
Appearance: black color and beige head.
Taste: roasted dark malts, smoky notes (burnt malt), slightly acid, ashy, quite dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish.
Overall: Really roasty beer, drinkable. Erzengel (9779) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2016
Slightly sourish beginning. Intense grainy with nice malty sticky body. Easy to drink with a nice and full body. Great stuff for 5.5%. Pyobon (1531) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
(Can) Looks like they have dropped the ABV again - mine says 5.5%. Black with rather short lived tan head. Aroma of dark roast malt, chocolate and seaweed. Medium body with plenty of carbonation. Pleasantly sweet to start with notes of dark chocolate, bitterness steadily develops for a long finish. Pleasant but not exceptional.