JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - FEB 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled along my great buddy, Jeremy in Shanghai. Malty, flavorful representation of one of China’s few dark beers. Slight smokiness, alright beer.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 6.7 %. Almost opaque brown black and beige head. Nose is bitterish dark chocolate, some coffee, spiciness, anise. Flavor is roasted bitter, strong chocolate, coffee, maybe slightly salty, anise, liqourice. I’d say this is more into porter or stout at 6.7 %. And pretty good at it. Still has the dryness of a schwarz.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from in-laws post Thailand/Hong Kong trip. Tasted in a dimple mug. Black colour, light white head almost immediately dissolves. Salty sweet aroma, over burnt caramel scent. Taste is on the bitter side, with a hint of roast malt but finishes very bitter.
asedzie (598) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, slightly translucent brown. Thick, lasting khaki head with lacing down the sides of the glass.
Carmel aroma, along with some nuttiness. Palate is very full, like a mouth full of musky dried fruit. Alcohol is noticeable, prickly. A cloying candy sweetness throughout. Smokiness, tar, oiliness. Finishes bitter, and a little lifeless considering the gamut of flavors it went through. Really wild for a proletariat beer.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The onlything I found in chinatown that was’t a pale lager, so it points for that. Pours a nice dark brwon with a medium beige head. Aroma of burnt malt. Flavor starts very sweet and finishes bitter and salty, almost llike soy sauce. Its unique for China, but there are much better beers in the world.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best dark chinese beer yet. Slight roasted malt aroma, black color and a tan head. nice malt flavor and a coffee/chocalate malt flavor. Probably the best beer in china.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 24, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 It’s dark in color but it smells rather odd with notes of soy sauce and vinegar. This beer was offensive and used to rinse (clean?) my kitchen drain.
Nnudd (69) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark colour with a thick, light brown head. The aroma has a light roastiness and appetizing leafy hoppiness. The body is moderately full with rich malty flavours of nuts, dark chocolate, and light coffee. Better then i expected.
kalsen (3) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Drinkable, but not preferable if there are other selections on the menu card..........
squatter (3) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
According to my database, I tasted 263 Chinese beers in 2001 & 2002 while in China. This was my preferred beer although there appears to be different versions at different Tsingtao breweries around the country.