ABC Extra Stout | Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

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ABC Extra StoutABC Extra Stout

Brewed by:
Asia Pacific Breweries Limited

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Naerhu on 08-17-2002

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Photo of PaulTeezy
3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8% alcohol
Look can be appealing depending on how it's served.
Smells of alcohol immediately almost like liquor, brown sugar, brunt sugar, charred caramel.
Tastes earthy, grassy, green and somewhat botanical, brunt coffee, charred wood, rum, raisins.
Feels a bit lighter than other stouts I've had. Insubstantial, lacking, somewhat week presence.

If you absolutely must have a stout, this will do. But this need more development before it can be a serious contender.
It cost $1.50 - $1.70 USD/bottle in Cambodia. ABV is 8% so there's that.

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Photo of mcthfg
3.09/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gshak
4.03/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on a long haul Singapore airlines flight from the US to Singapore.
A - opaque black with a nice tan head, with very minimal retention, likely an effect of being served in a plastic cup. Nonetheless, the beer checks all appearance characteristics that are to be expected from an extra stout.
S- roasted malt that brings forth a coffee aroma, and toasted bready notes.
T- very prominent cappuccino flavors on the palate. A nice touch of lactose-like sweetness further accentuates the flavors of milk chocolate and coffee. Very fulfilling.
M- medium and silky. Very good.
O- definitely one of the best options offered on a flight anywhere. Highly recommended.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of moodenba
3.01/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

ABC stout served from a can into a plastic glass on Singapore airlines flight from Europe to the US. A nice alternative to the typical bland offerings. Very dark appearance with a fairly full body.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had to go to Singapore to get this beer.
(Don't worry, I didn't just go for the beer.)
Singapore is fascinating.... but hotter than hell.
Stout does not quench like many other styles we know. But this went OK with the Chinese-based food I had... but not much how.

This was on the "!001" list and the only other accompaniment from Singapore was Tiger lager.
MJ's 1999 "Guide gave it 2.5 of 4 stars and called it "creamy, roast, medium-dry."

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Photo of Walnut
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
3.07/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 33cL can into a glass.

Pours black and viscous with nice head. It smells malty and sweet.
It tastes weird, like black licorice, quite bitter. Very strong and bitter. Kinda of dry. This is intense, and I don't think I can finish it. Hmmm

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Photo of Sellen
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Unchi
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of flyingpig
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

323ml Can in Chinatown, Singapore (SGD$3.5):
Dark brown to black with a creamy looking, tan brown, 0.5cm head that turns creamy lacing.

Roasted malts and some barely with some alcohol & sweetness to the beer with some darker fruits and a bit of grain too. Chocolate & some spice at the end.

Sweet with roasted barely and darker, more rich malts. There is a little coffee and some cocoa with a strong alcohol kick. A semi-bitter finish but the sweetness dominates.

Medium bodied and quite sweet with some alcohol& a bittersweet finish with a creamy feel and relatively light carbonation.

A pretty average foreign stout that was mainly a sweet and strong tasting one with a few subtle fruit and chocolate notes in the background but not enough for my liking if I'm honest. It was certainly a drinkable beer but there are definitely more than a few beer foreign export stouts to be found out there.

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Photo of randylangford
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of soju6
3.64/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark brown color with a good thick tan head that fades slowly to good lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and dark fruit.

T: Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, with some caramel and dark fruit in the background. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Full body, rich and creamy with a nice balance.

O: Good drinkable beer to relax with. Worth a try.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of bylerteck
3.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can from a supermarket in Singapore. From notes.

A - Poured near black with some light coming through the bottom. Fluffy two finger light brown head. Very nice lace all around the glass and a half finger of retention.

S - Cola, some chocolate, a little roast. Warmed up with some good chocolate, but not a whole lot going on.

T - Quite sweet. Cola, some roast, sweet dark malt, again more chocolate as it warms.

M - Mild dusty bitterness. Lot's of sweetness and a tad cloy. Mild carbonation, full body.

O/D - Can't really fault this. It didn't wow, but it held its own and was a good alternative to all the lagers around.

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Photo of s4s
2/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of elNopalero
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by date of May 2013 on this piece of tin. (Well, aluminum.)

This pours a thick cola black in color with a rich malty cocoa-colored foam topping. There’s a sweet malty aroma with some roasty undertones. The flavor is richly sweet and malty, with some roast and a cocoa-coffee note rounding it out. Finishes sweet and strong. Full bodied, thick, and since this was my first beer after traveling almost two weeks through a dry country I savored every sip.

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Photo of acat25
1.5/5  rDev -55%

Photo of stoutman
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, liquorice, some dark chocolate and hints of coffee. Well balanced with the alcohol well integrated. Drink with spicy food. Sweeter than is typical for the style. Smooth and quite delicious. Very nice stout I had passing thru at the airport in Bangkok!

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Photo of wesxf
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this several times while I was in Burma, and I thought it was super delicious. Nice robust and creamy flavor, a welcome dose of rich flavor after all the pilsners and lagers that are the stock and trade of the Asian beer market. It's good for you!

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Photo of shigg85
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this nice stout while eating local food at Maxwell's Food Court in Singapore. It came in a tall dark bottle, poured into a frosted mug. The color was a beautiful dark brown, but the scent turned me off a bit -- a little too roasted even for a stout to the point that it smelt burnt. However, once I tasted it, I found that the flavors were complex and delicate for a stout, and it made the drinking a joy. Often, stouts can be overpowering and relentless with the nutty thickness of the brew. However, I found that this particular stout has a nice punch with the alcohol level as well as a refreshing finish that made me think back on it on many occasions.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11 oz can flown back from Singapore by beertraveldude, thanks for the opportunity David.
Pours a solid black color with a decent tan head that slowly recedes with minimal lace left in its wake. Smells mostly of caramel and brown sugar with hints of lactic burnt grains ala Guinness. Lightly fruity, slightly melanoid, and acridic coffee with little to no hop aroma or flavor. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation with a slick bubbly mouthfeel. This is surprisingly not a bad brew. I have had worse Export stouts before and if I ever find myself needing a dark beer in Singapore I may give this another go.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of bat6
1.98/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had the canned version in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, described on can as: Archipelago Brewery Company ABC Stout, Brewed and Canned by Cambodia Brewery Limited under license from Asia Pacific Brewers.

A - mahogany black

S - espresso, possibly some sour notes

T - espresso w/ a very bitter finish. Generally expect at least some sweetness w/ an 8% alcohol content but this went across the palate like thin bitter espresso leaving a sour, coffee grind aftertaste hanging around like a tired relative

M/F - thin for the style & flavor profile, mild carbonation.

O - Unimpressive, especially for the style, didn't even finish the last swallow. It appears this version was contract brewed, doubt this is the intended result

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ABC Extra Stout from Asia Pacific Breweries Limited
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 36 ratings