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 wasít 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.
coldbrewky (1492) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of these fell off the back of a truck and found its way to my house. Anyway, Iíve shied away from tring beer from China for they dont seem to be two words that belong together. Anywho....Not my idea of what a swartzbier should strive to be but lets face facts ....lots of things are lost in translation. A hint of asphalt and vanilla in bland underwhleming nose that pours into a unsophisticated brown. maybe it was a bit old or still upset from falling off the truck. who knows, still better then some Iíve had and probably the best stuff comercially available from those Commies.
FrankJohansen (3605) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby colour with a nice beige head. Rich coffee aroma and taste with notes of roasted malts. A bit thin.
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.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a short thin bubbly head. Bit roasty and sweet aroma. Flavour is quite sweet, bit toffee with roasted malts. Sweet dry finish.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Qingdao beer festival. Black with nice brown head. Aroma and flavors are thin and sweet, but pretty nice. Fruity. Biitter orange with chocolate taste in finish. Thin and slightly sour. It almost wants to be a foreign stout but seems held back.
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Draught, multiple locations, Qingdao
Very dark brown with a thin light brown head. The aroma is caramelly with a little bit of chocolate syrup. Light caramel notes, a bit thin, almost cracker-like character.
Sampled bottled at Weiís Pizzeria in Kunming, Yunnan
Dark chestnut colour with a huge, 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. One of the finer schwarzbiers Iíve had. 8-5-8-5-17 = 4.3
leegetsdrunk (1) - - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
of all local beer brands,it may have the best tatse.but compared to germany black beer,itís nothiní.
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.
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled, pasteurised. Dark brown with pale head. Sweet dark roasted malty beerwith a finishing bitterness. A very interesting beer compared to other Chinese types I have had.