WVHouseofBeer (1081) - West Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2016 squatter (3) - - JAN 20, 2005
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.
Well this was a pleasant surprise........it was actually a real beer with flavor and depth. It was still rather light bodied and not great but better than I was expecting from Tsingtao. Aromas and flavors of chocolate, some coffee, caramel and some light soy sauce. Pours a very dark brown with a small khaki head. Manslow (1814) - 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. beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 24, 2013
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. zaidush (1) - - OCT 4, 2012 does not count
best for refreshing after spicy food, great price for water,but not a beer leegetsdrunk (1) - - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
of all local beer brands,it may have the best tatse.but compared to germany black beer,it’s nothin’.
kalsen (3) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
Drinkable, but not preferable if there are other selections on the menu card.......... Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
@ 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. jerohen (2344) - 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. Nnudd (69) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2008
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. 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.