Brewed by Tsingtao Brewery
Style: Schwarzbier
Qinqdao, China


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Note: alcohol content may vary slightly for export...known to be 5.7% in Belgium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2006
Bottled (6.0%) thanks omhper!)). Pitch black opaque colour, big brown head, leaves lace. Aroma is smoothly roasted malt with some maize in it. Flavour is coffee, roasted malts, slight smoke. In finish/aftertate there’s smooth roasted malts and raisins. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2169) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2008
Bottled from some supermarket in Hong Kong. Extremely dark coloured, lasting brown head, absolutely beautiful. Strong nose, roasted malts, chocolate. Very bitter flavour, malts, coffee and chocolate. Better than expected. I’m not sure about the style, but it seems in between a Schwarz and a Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Enjoyed on the Yokohama subway. Dark brown in color. Tons of molasses, malts, coffee, anise, nuts, and sweet dark fruits in the aroma. Decent body. Flavor is full of the molasses and roasted malts with some coffee and cocoa backing it up. Leaves you with a long bittersweet finish. Left me suprised, a very solild brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2002
A rarity, a dark Chinese beer.Nearly black with tan head.Roasted coffee malt nose.Rich malt flavor. Good body

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2006
Bottled, alc. 6.0%
Domestic version (thanks Per). Opaque black/very dark brown, bif creamy expresso head, lace. Light smokey and grainy nose. Toasted, coffeish, malty, medium bodied - watery background, does not show alcohol much. Bonus suprise is smokey notes in the aftertaste. Hands down the best beer from China so far!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2007
(bottle - Beijing) Dark, almost black. Small tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is roast (almost burnt) malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (1105) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Butelka. Piana gęsta, jasnobrązowa,aromaty czekoladowe i lekko kwiatowe, raczej wytrawne. Kolor ciemno brązowy, średnio gazowane.Jedno z lepszych piw chińskich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - FEB 15, 2006
Sampled along my great buddy, Jeremy in Shanghai. Malty, flavorful representation of one of China’s few dark beers. Slight smokiness, alright beer.

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