evilempire (153) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, - JAN 5, 2009jann3 (379) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2017
probably the best bottled beer I tried in Korea - but that isn’t saying much. Ignoring the fact that it’s mis-labelled as stout, this is a reasonable brown beer, slightly too sweet for my taste, but after the rest of the Hite range it came as a positive relief.
Pours very dark brown with a beige and fizzy head which disappears quickly. Malty aroma with notes of bread, nuts and a hint of caramel. Bittersweet taste with roasted malts, chocolate and somehow artificial bitter flavours. High carbonation, thin and watery overall. The first one was enough of this stuff. (355ml can at HKG airport lounge) adamnowek (2628) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2017
Can from a 7-11 in Sham Shui Po. Very dark, nearly black. Slightly roasted aroma. Taste has some caramel in it, too. Forgettable. Poncjusz (173) - POLAND - MAY 27, 2017
Czarny z brunatnymi refleksami, piana słaba. Aromat lekko torfowy, lekko palony, lekko alkoholowy, nieco kukurydziany, generalnie płytki. Smak rozwodniony, kwas paloności, słabsza kawa, niezłożony, nic ciekawego. Nie pije się przyjemnie. Nie polecam. saintbase (708) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world! Ernest (7658) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, cocoa powder), with light notes of leather and minerals. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
I’d call this a Schwarzbier, personally. Not only based on the aromatic character and mouth experience, but also considering Hite is largely a lager brewery. Regardless, it’s a better beer than I expected; while simple, the aroma is not unpleasant, and quite roasty. Similarly, while it could use more bitterness, it’s easily quaffable and reasonably clean for a macro brew. UPDATE: on the Hite website, they do admit this is a lager. As I suspected, the word "stout" does not in this case indicate style, but rather just robustness.
koshack (1773) - Gdañsk, POLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Aromat słaby wręcz nieprzyjemny. pachnie jak typowy ciemny lager. Nut palonych, stoutowych tutaj nie ma.
W smaku jest lepiej , jest paloność, ale z mocną nutą słodową.
Jest słodko-kwaskowy, z wyraźnym słodkawym posmakiem.
Słabe to piwo.
Nie powinno nazywać się stout.
Skrobia kukurydziana w składzie, fuj! asedzie (824) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle from Guodinglu supermarket in Shanghai. Pours light reddish brown -should probably be rated as a vienna or schwarzbier ( translating "stout" has its issues). Aroma is fragrant roasty and nutty. Flavor is simple and a bit light on the palate, some sweet notes, a bit sugary where it should be malty, but finishes with a drier note of roasted that can be appreciated on its own terms. Good, but can’t be held up to any kind of craft standard for obvious reasons. caketm (89) - Częstochowa, POLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Butelka 330ml. Barwa ciemno rubinowa, przejrzysta. W aromacie pieczywo. Bardzo wodniste. Słabe. Orange_times (290) - UKRAINE - FEB 16, 2017
Pours black ruby colour with medium brownish head. Strong aroma of dark bread, coal. Medium bitter, medium sweet, no sourness. Light body, average carbonization, medium lasting burned bitter aftertaste Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Dramat.