GTAEgeek (1022) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Share of a bottle. Thanks, Timmy! Dark brown pour, with a small, tan head. The aroma is weak chocolate, and a note or cough syrup - maybe grape or cherry. Very sweet flavor, with no hop bitterness. Light body, watery, and weak. Overall, this is a poor attempt at a stout. Needs a better malt profile, and any hop profile at all.
Fatehunter (1058) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a thin head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt, simple and one-sided but not bad.
The taste is roasted malt with some lemon bitterness to round it out.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It drinks more like a dark lager than a stout. Not bad.
GoufCustom (549) - HONG KONG - FEB 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml can as “Hite Black Beer Stout” bought at Market Place by Jason’s in K11, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear, Cola-like blackish brown colour; One -quarter finger head and light beige foam which fades in 20 seconds; Small sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Pungent smell of lager malt, with light nuts, faint cream, light hint of chocolate, mustiness, yeast, and very strong straw; Close to zero sweet taste of roast malt, with nuts, light black coffee, very light toffee, light cardboard, light bread, lime, light bitter hops, and very strong straw; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is somewhere between a watery macro Amber Lager and Schwarzbier. Very lager-like body, with fairly light touch of roast malt, coffee, toffee and cream. Some wet paper and bready, and the rather bugging strawy hops. Ugh… Hoppiness is very strawy nose, lime and nasty straw in taste. Extract-like bitterness came through as the beer gets warmer for a lasting, light astringent finish; Fairly dry after taste. Papery and astringent to mouth.
Comments: This one tastes much like a jacked-up macro Schwarzbier: lagery, grassy, light nuts and coffee tastes. The slightly off musty nose, wet paper taste and annoying straw hops aside, this one tastes quite okay as a Schwarz. Don’t even think of it as a Stout, or else disappointment awaits.
Salmoniform (185) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark jet black with off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is massive cola, malt, yeast esthers, floral notes. Mouthfeel is good due to medium-light body with above-average carbonation. Taste is malty sweet with a slight CO2 bite finish. Little bitterness and quite esthery from the yeast. Overall, this is a decent beer but nothing spectacular and quite one-dimensional.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
hazy sepia, thin white ring. Nose is thin tea, light roast, sugar balancing all. Flavor sweet with light bubblegum, wort hints all over, pretty soft overall. Thin and sticky.
GT2 (7689) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330mL thanks to radagast83. Pours a clear, deep tea brown with good foam. Good lace. Nose is sugary, maple, smoke, sweet apple. Taste is roasty, ashy, chalky, dry, sweet. Palate is weak, watery, mildly tart. More of a brown ale.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a watery black with some cloudy off white head. Nose of dried malt, pumpernickel bread, licorice, a little mint. Flavor is malty, minty, licorice, sweet, peppery. Clean finish. Could be worse.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thanks radagast83. Brown-black body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some caramel. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (8978) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle shared by Radagast83. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is toast and chocolate malt, dates, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt with light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
blackisle (421) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank this once while in South-Korea in 2009. Roasty, toast, coffee, slight hint of citrus and herbs, dough, opaque dark brown, tiny head that does stick, medium sweet, toasted malt, hints of coffee and chocolate, light sourness, surprisingly light-bodied, creamy, sweetbitter finish, nice beer, kinda light version stout
MrHangover (2047) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can at Dean’s stickiest floor tasting. Pours a very dark brown beer with a very small, beige head. Very clear pour. Aroma is roasted coffee and malts and the flavor is mildly sweet and quite uninteresting. Could session this beer for it’s good drinkability and low abv, but that’s about it..