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. KimJohansen (10511) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2009
Brownish with red glimts and a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and chocolate notes. Flavour was sweet with dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Finished sweet and smooth. Surprinsingly good. Grzesiek79 (4381) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Chinski mocny Stout w eleganckiej ciemnej szacie. Wyglad to glebia czerni nieprzezroczysta, piana lekko brazowawa, sporawa i ladna niestety za szybko opada. Zapach lekko lukrecjowy i lekko piernikowy. Pozostawiajacy pewien posmak delikatnej mlecznej kawy i finisz za to zaskakuje jest dlugi i wytrawny. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2009
Bottled (6.7%). Very deep ruby colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is mild roasted malts, some mild liquorice as well as sugary and even mild hops. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel, some maize as well as quite grassy finish. Roasted malts in the aftertaste. DutchDrebus (6095) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Can @ Joes. Brown colour with a small light brown head. Chocolate, roasty, some coffee. Tastes sweetish, roasty, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Pretty subtle. Medium body, nice carbo.
vinivini (2828) - 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. Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Martin P. Clear reddish brown with a dense light brown head. Aroma of dried fruit and hard roasted malts. Medium body, hard roasted malt, salty licorice and chocolate. Distinct malt bitterness. Excellent! 270609 porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 21, 2011
(Bottle @ Haiqing Hotel, Qingdao) Pours dark brown with a finger or so of tan head. Sweet coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, very light pebbliness. Although probably filtered there is still a nice bit of texture. Fairly thick, lightly droopy rings of lacing are pretty well-retained. Flavor of fairly rich coffee and chocolate with sweet caramel undertones alternating with roastiness. Nice refined feel overall. Quite tasty and like an oasis in the beer desert of China. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2011
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.