Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can 50 cl. Courtesy of my cousin Martin. Pours a dark brown with an orange hue with a rough beige head. Sweet roast in the nose with a little vanilla. Medium body, sweet roast and vanilla with a lightly metallic touch. A little licorice too and a not overly clean malt bill. Hardly any bitterness. But decently drinkable. 230511
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear brown, smooth light brown head.
mild roasted stuff aroma, mild.
flavor is dry caramelly, roasted stuff, slightly syrupy or flowery.
ALLOVATE (2223) - 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)
yespr (28711) - 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.
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!
Ungstrup (27760) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. A deep red beer with a fast disappearing brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, butterscotch, and nuts, leading to a bitter finish. The body is light. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
joergen (18930) - 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.
Grovlam (4150) - 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.
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.
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.