Brewed by HiteJinro
Style: Schwarzbier
Seoul, South Korea


on tap

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Lager type black beer from German dark roasted malt.

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oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2006
Canned (can says 4,5%, Russian infosticker says 5%). Cocacolaish colour and thickness. Huge beige head. Aroma of skunked hops (piss) at first, but once it’s been a while in the glass the pissy hints are off. Flavour is mildly roasted malt, some caramel and acidicness too. Thin palate, and quite dry, papery mouthfeel.

mabjork (693) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2006
Canned. Dark brown with a rich brown head. A somewhat malty aroma, a bit acrid. There is a metallic flavour with a bitter after taste. It’s quite dry.

TBone (18665) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2006
Can (BB 04/2006)
Can says 4,5% alcohol, but label says 5.0%. Copper brown, good expresso head. Lemony, alcoholic and crisp, somehow hoppy aroma with hints of rubber, no roast found here. Light malty, some roast and some caramel in the beginning. Dry mouthfeel. Nothing really wrong here, just very light body and this is not a stout. More like dark lager or dunkel. Really underrated, propably people have rated this against proposed style.

Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2005
I can honestly say, I’ve never had stout like this before. Has the colour of cola but with a little more brown than red. Nose is of bread yeast and the flavour isn’t far off. Slight sweetness with no bitterness. Leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. Won’t be having this ever agian. Cheers!

IslandHaole (1301) - Misawa, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2005
Clear Medium Brown with a beige, fine-bubbled head that fades quickly. A weak vegetal smell with just a touch of coffee grounds and caramel. Very pilsnery feeling, not much in body and fizzy, Some sweetness but metalic tasting. Not a pleasant beer to drink, much the same as every other Korean made beer I’ve had. When will they catch the good beer bug and start brewing decent beer there like they do now in Japan?

RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Poured a medium watery-brown color. Mine actually had a little bit of off white head to it (maybe from the shaking on the cab ride). Although not expected, there is a fairly decent aroma of roasted malt. Fairly fizzy for a stout. No flavor whatsoever; no malt, no roasted flavors, no hops. As is the recurring theme on this brew; nothing here!

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) A Korean Stout! Wauw, that’s a first time. Not really black in colour although the label keeps claiming just that. More of a reddish brown - pretty though. Fairly high on carbonation almost completely lacking a head. Very mild almost without any hops, but with a small underlying sweetness that I suspect comes from an artificial sweetener. In other words: this is not a particularly harmonic stout - if a Stout at all. 220403

Bov (13442) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2004
clear dark brown colour, almost no foam, a slight hint of roasted malt and caramel in the nose, sweet and light-bodied and ... nothing ! Just prodigiously tasteless - what is this supposed to be ?!

BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Too bad that I had tried one of these at the the local Korean joint this weekend (out of regular Hite). This had a awful sour taste and no qualities close to a stout...okay it's dark and has an okay head. Thank god I never had one of these when I was in Korea...yuck.

MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2003 Very thin, watery beer. Not a stout by any means. Has virtually no flavor. Comes in a can that looks like Asahi's dark beer but this is nowhere close to being as good as that.

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