artemb (1346) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 4, 2018 Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, - NOV 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011 I am pleased to be showing myself in a distinctive and remarkable way as I am irresistible and perceptive. My nightclub is a pub in Chinatown and this beer is courtesy of the New Yen Yen (I guess it should be the New Yuan Yuan really, of course the New Renminbi Renminbi would be just silly) supermarket where I purchased this for a keen price of $3.50. After finishing a Tiger schooner from the very aptly named pub for this area, The Mountbatten, I am now discreetly demonstrating my perspispacity by supping on this outside while watching Asia pass me by in my own back yard. What a shop I have just completed! I have roast dukk, chook feat and bean Kurd sheets. All this amid acid! Funny, can’t taste the ratter, sorry latter, but I am enjoying a well presented glass of this with a fine lace and consistent head. Perfect crema atop an opaque deep black beer. The nose is chocolate malt and vanilla with such clean notes to show the quality control in the brewing process. These are not as prominent in the taste but the clarity of flavour and mouthfeel is impressive. ABV sneaks up on you as the glass warms but all you are ever left with is the pleasant burnt malt palate of a well produced stout. Good stuff old China.
Clear dark brown, stable soapy head.
Roasted and vinous nose.
Sweet with light tartness and roasted bitterness.
Roasted and malty flavour, some caramel.
It is more like Baltic porter rather stout. larsniclas (7348) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2017
Canned. Thx anonymous
Black with a brief, beige head.
Light, roasted aroma and flavour with notes of chocolate.
Rather sweet with prune.
vinivini (3284) - Gomel, BELARUS - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle. Opaque deep brown to black. Well-lacing beige head. Aroma: roasted malts, caramel, coffee. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Taste: roast, coffee. A hint of molasses. Rather dry. Light bitterness. Surprisingly good. asedzie (835) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2017
Bottle. 6.7% 18 P. Bought from RT Mart in Shanghai. So glad to see the foreign/export stout after drinking gobs of the lighter regular stout all spring. Good pour with deep beige head, quite bubbly, transparent deep brown. Nose is light cocoa with a bit of fruitiness, pretty simple. Good body, although not as full as an English-style stout, after all this was started as a German brewery- deep flavors - not anticipating this by the nose or appearance - good thick, nearly viscous palate. Full of dark malt syrupy (truly syrup-like really) that have a treacle and sherry character with just a little mustiness. Long palate, starts with a touch of cream and vanilla, middle is sweet and little ends with a little bit of bitterness and some heat. Lots to this beer, nice sipper, nice foreign stout that even heads a bit towards doppelbock or old ale territory. luttonm (7149) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Thanks to my brother for bringing it back from Qingdao itself. Foamy head, quite dark red-brown body. Odd beer, frankly. Round fruity sweetness in the middle of this, with some bitter cocoa at finish. Cardboard mouthfeel, a little watery. Not terrible but nothing too redeeming about this.
andrewje41 (4760) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2017
355 mL bottle poured. Much thanks to Matt for the continuous obscure shares. Green bottle stouts. What can go wrong?!? Pours a near black, with a creamy tan head. Odd toasty aroma. Light, roasted flavor, but really odd, and a strange cream constant. I don’t know if I can call it bad, but strange seems to fit just right. Not like any other stout I’ve tried, but not necessarily unlike any beer I’ve tried. Lingering off flavor. It’s better than I expected it to be. sharkydodson (2051) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 5, 2017
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of cocoa, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar and milk chocolate... the taste is caramel and chocolate with notes of toffee, cocoa, roasted malt, robust and vanilla... sweet and dry aftertaste... invinoveritas (156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2016
Pours the colour of cola with a reminiscent head. Heady Christmas pudding on the nose with malty, fruity rye bitterness and stewed raisins and stamp glue on the tongue. Jumbled, but in a good way. caribou43 (1319) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 6, 2016
I bought this beer at Beijing, I drank it relax, in my hotel, in Ningbo. In my opinion,, it is a regular stout, nit bad, because it is coming from a macrobrewery. The body is black and strong, white and thin foam. At the nose, the smell is roasted malt. At the tongue, the taste is roasted malt but it is sweet, toffee and one side bitter, hop, well balances. The final note is sweet, cacao. Travlr (27097) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Supermarket bottle in HI. Dark clear brown color, brown coca cola head. Aroma of earthy cocoa. Taste has swet cocoa. OK.