Beershine (5174) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ brewpub. Deep dark brown, almost black with tan scant head. Coffee-chocolate carob aromas. It’s not immediately apparent that it’s kit beer. Soft and creamy but a little thin. Nice dry cocoa flavors and a sweeter finish. Not bad.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, caramel, coffee, chocolate, roast, toffee, and some earthiness. Flavor is roast, fruity, chocolate, plum, and a sweet fruity finish.
bu11zeye (11262) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught, at the brewery) Pours a murky dark brown with a moderate beige head. Aroma of black licorice, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, and smoke. The best beer I have tried from China.
kepano (245) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If you have made your way to Yangshuo, you’re probably aching for beer that doesn’t taste like water. For that, "Le Vôtre" is the place to stop. Poured a dark brown with a small and short-lived creamy tan head. The aroma is very malty with some smoked coffee, dark chocolate and dried fruits. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy though a bit thinner than expected. The flavors echo the malty nose with a pleasant earthy blend and a bit of yeast. This is an easy-drinking, simple brew that really hits the spot. The mild alcohol content (4.70%) won’t bear you down in the humid heat. The best I had in China.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Creamy brown color with a thin a soft tan head. Aroma is sweeter with a bit of nut and fig, and a small hint of smoke. Mouthfeel is thins and disappointing. Flavor is a bit of coffee and chocolate. There is also a strong bit of vinegar acidicy to this.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - OCT 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2010 2010 rating: Dark brown. The aroma is lightly chocolatey, perhaps a bit light. Extracty taste - a little gasoline, some light chocolate. Finishes a little extracty. Decent, drinkable, but hardly as nice as I thought it was last time around.
2004 rating: Cloudy, quite dark chestnut colour. Coffeeish aroma with caramel and cashew nuances. Toasty, coffeeish body with hints of nuts and creme brulee. Earthy, slightly toffeeish finish. 8-4-8-5-16 = 4.1