beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - 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!
Enjoyit (3435) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown of color with a small beige head. An aroma of coffee-candy, caramel, vanilla syrup and synthetic. A flavor of coffee-drops, candy, caramel, and burnt plastic.
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are artificial coffee candy, chocolate, molasses, fruits, roast malt, caramel and hops. Sweet finish.
Rasmus40 (10577) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can @ fonefan tasting. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is dry, lots of cheap coffee and a little roasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 050714
chrisv10 (10751) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is light roasted malts, caramel and laber larver. Flavour is malt, chocolate, laber larver, caramel, artificial, sweet and watery.
kshoward (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Picked up a can at the corner shop by the place I was staying in Beijing. It was St. Patrick’s day and wanted at least something to drink. This beer basically tastes like someone soaked a tootsie roll in lightly carbonated water. A unique beer, incredibly cheap and a nice change to all the lagers I’ve been drowning in.
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - MAR 1, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
pours dark and thin. surprisingly flavorful. It is about %% and comes across as a failed attempt at a sour stout. not even remotely like most stouts. It is sourish and little or no head and lacing So, nice change from the usual watery pseudo-pilsners that pass as beer in middle earth. but not praiseworthy as a stout.
Mark_Eck (371) - - FEB 17, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is an artificial sweetness. Taste is really sweet and a little tart, like syrup and prunes.
klubijar (1) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A full flavoured, full bodied, old fashioned London style porter. At 50p a can, this beer is a plesent surprise for a Londoner marooned in China. Pleasant, drinkable and full of character. Don’t expect much of a head though.
One word of warning, the untrained pallet probably wont appreciate this little Chinese gem, only buy in bulk if you like a nice porter.
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sheez! Smells like burnt pancakes form feet away after you open the can. A dark brown beer with a rapidly disappearing tan head. Tastes like fake maple syrup made with HFCS poured onto burnt pancakes soaked in milk and sugar. A foul unacceptable beverage not worthy of the title of "beer"!
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.