Mark_Eck (1998) - - FEB 10, 2014
Bought this in Shanghai and the back label says 12°P and 4.5% ABV, yet says stout in English on the front. Pours a dark brown. Light aroma of roasted malts. Has a slight, burnt bitter taste. Best Tsingtao beer, but still watery when compared to other stouts. Westkyoto77 (640) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Miles ahead of other Tsingtaos. Rich, liquoricey nose with dark chocolate, roasted malts, plums. Lightish body for a stout, but not too fizzy. Rather sweet, with chocolate and coffee flavours prominent. Not too shabby. Plovmand (8635) - Grindsted, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle brought home by Nnudd. Pours black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is brown sugar, roasted malt, licorice and light hops. Mainly roasted malty flavor with licorice notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Geiserich (4645) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2013
Can: Aroma is malty and quite sweet, mainly sugary, with roasted malt and burnt cacao. Black color, coffee brown creamy head. Flavor is sweet and malty, sugary, notes of molasse and candy. Burnt malt, cacao powder, cooking chocolate, roastiness. Dry, cacao bitter end. This has been the best beer from china yet. CH-303 (2386) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 11, 2013
Appearance: Very dark brown, lots of tan head.
beerandbeyond (1009) - ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2013
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Slight coffee.
Taste: More dark malt and coffee, warming. Slight alcohol. Nice surprise.
Info: 355ml bottle, 13/6-2013, BB: 3/6-2014
355ml bottle poured into a tumbler glass. GoufCustom (2213) - HONG KONG - MAY 24, 2013
Clear dark brown with a small dark beige head.
Soft roasty aromas, with some chocolate and faint earthy hops.
Flavors of carob, sweet chocolate and mild coffee, with low bitterness and some roastiness. Some root vegetables after taste.
Medium body with some cloying sweetness, not balanced, and quite hard to drink.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2013
330 ml pull-tap can bought at Wellcome Superstore in Sheung Shui.
Clear deep blackish brown colour; Half finger head and beige foam which last for 2 minutes; Minimal lacing and notable carbonation; Sweet aroma of light roasted malt, coffee, caramel, light chocolate, rice, and hint of grass; Pretty strong sweet taste of dark roast malt, with corn syrup, coffee, rice grains, light milk chocolate, liquorices, nuts, alcohol, hint of citrus and light grass; Med to light body, Thin and slightly creamy palate; Taste profile is an unbalanced mix of thin dark malt, sugar syrup, and strong booze. The syrupy taste overwhelms the already thin malt roastiness and nuttiness. Adding the strong booze on top, and the overall taste is really going nowhere. Bad! Hoppiness is near zero nose, slight citrus in taste, and a slight grassy bitterness so ineffective that the finish is all sweet booze; Slightly dry after taste, sweet and boozy to mouth.
Comments: This one starts out badly with sweet nose, and then its full of syrupy grainy boozy taste, with a roast malt body so thin and hoppiness so light, all the ingredients simply don’t add up, they just sitting here, laughing at me why buying this? A swill which gives foreign stout a bad name. Avoid.
Brun i färgen, beige skum. Doftar söt mörkt bröd, karamell, lite rostat, gräs och metall. Smakar mörkt sött bröd, gräs, choklad, lätt rostat. fletchfighters (1590) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
better than I expected really. rolnaersen (3) - CHINA - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
Pours dark brown, nearly black. Light brown head with spotty lacing.
Medicinal, or herbal nose really. Licorice, roasted malts, coffee and some smoked meat quality.
Medicinal taste and feel. Quite different when adding in a smoked meat feel. A lot more smoke than the nose leads on.
Slow sipper but quite nice and a good tick.
taste back-to-back against Rochefort 10. Good beer hide hop palate by taste. so Tsingtao stout with ererything but lack of complex aroma and teate.