Nikxed58 (3) - - SEP 5, 2013 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Available in most supermarkets in China, this beer is a better alternative to the light beers out there. For a price of around $0.60, yes 60 American cents, you can enjoy this beer on your very own!
Aroma - There’s a bit of coffee, chocolate, and nutty flavor, but not a whole lot.
Appearance - With super aggressive pours, there is still no head retention. As per another reviewer, this does look like a cola (minus the carbonation)
Taste - There’s a bit of a fleeting taste that isn’t super complex. A bit of a light sweetness to it with bits of chocolate and coffee.
Palate - This beer goes down pretty smoothly and leaves a bit of a dry finish.
Overall, not a bad alternative when living in China. Sure there are so many better beers out there, but for the price and convenience (available in most supermarkets), I still return to it for a cheap and more tasty drink.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - FEB 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lots of chocolate with some roasted sharpness, low carbonation and very low foam/head retention. A nice alternative to the industrial piss water lager beers in China. Cheap as chips too!
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - OCT 13, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Chongqing, China. Dark brown, small tan head. Malty aroma with notes of chocolate and some vegetables. Slightly roasted flavor with malt, chocolate and vegetables. Light body.
ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cola beer in appearance; brownish black with good clarity and moderate carbonation. Holds a decent, loose and rocky tannish crown for the length. Caramel, diacetyl, cocoa butter and just a little charred wood on the aroma. Similar in taste. Very sweet, packed with caramel and butterscotch with funky notes of seaweed, burnt toast, earthy mushrooms, dust and cellar must. Frothy and foamy in mouthfeel. Long linger, good presence but not altogether the best tasting of beers. My only Stout for my China trip and it was a little ho-hum. Still made a change from all the pale lagers!! (50cL can, BB 15/11/12, off-license near Chuansha, Shanghai, China)
Camons (5659) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can @ Hotelroom, Kunshan. Pours dark ebony with a fading ofwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, soy, light chocolate notes. Taste is light roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Thin body, lively carbonation. 180112
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle brought and enjoyed in China. Had this as two different ladled beers. One as Naale Stoutbeer and one as pabst blue ribbon beer, Black beer. But it seem like this is the same beer after all. Looking at my notes, they both seems to be very similar in taste, so that is properly correct. Moderated light brown thick head that mostly lasted. Fair display of lacework. Light to dark brown color. Aroma of light malt, dried fruit, hint of toasted malt. Light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Light sweet flavor with a hint of bitterness. Light roasted malty finish.
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Fizzy cola looking. Head fades to flat. Sweet-sour aroma. Stewed prunes. Terribly sweet. Thin. Has a disturbing tartness that fades, mellowing into a messy but decently fruity finish. Prune syrup is tart enough to manage to avoid being cloying. Certainly disappointing but I guess I wasn’t expecting much either.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dull brown with no head. Some larger bubbles in there. The aroma is mainly caramel. Soft body,but very little character beyond a bland, indistinct caramel taste.
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50 cL can. Pours cloudy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty. Sweet dark malty, metallic and slight blood touch. Bitter and dark malty finish.
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can at Papsø.
Clear red brown coloured with a small beige head.
Fruity aroma of malts, caramel, citrus and butter.
Malty flavour of caramel and metal with roasted notes.
Roasted and metallic finish.