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Black Beer Stout - Hite Brewery Company LTD

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BA SCORE
66
poor

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.57
pDev: 22.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hite Brewery Company LTD visit their website
Korea (South)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: froghop on 03-15-2009)
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2/5  rDev -22.2%

speedvagen, Sep 03, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -31.9%

dandelin, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Gottesverachter
2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
Photo of 2beerdogs
2.75/5  rDev +7%

2beerdogs, May 23, 2014
Photo of utfiero
2.89/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color- black coffee. Slight head.

Aroma- Very roasty malt with hint of coffee.

Taste- A light stout with definite coffee and roasted malt tones finishing clean with a hint of over-toasted bread. I agree with other reviewers that the light body of this brew is more lager-like than stout. But it's an drinkable brew from Hite from South Korea.

Poured from 355 ml (12 ounce) bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 1/25/2013. Purchased at Super H Mart (a Korean market) in Dallas.

utfiero, May 22, 2014
Photo of Saksis
3.5/5  rDev +36.2%

Saksis, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of mwar
3.5/5  rDev +36.2%

mwar, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.35/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a thin head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt, simple and one-sided but not bad.
The taste is roasted malt with some lemon bitterness to round it out.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It drinks more like a dark lager than a stout. Not bad.

Fatehunter, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
2.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

was stoked to try a korean stout, but this was disappointing. medium brown in color this looks a lot more like a brown ale than a stout, and its small tan head dies fast. smell and taste are the same, watery chocolate malt and a generic ale yeast with a metallic finish and moderate bitterness. long and dry as it swallows, and just way too light in body to fit the stout style in any way. a passable dark ale, but an utter failure as a stout. none of the three hite beers i had were awful, but none of them were stand out either. preferable to other asian imports, but thats about it.

StonedTrippin, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Fusion7777
2.75/5  rDev +7%

Fusion7777, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of kushlash23
3.75/5  rDev +45.9%

kushlash23, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.28/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing nearly black in the glass with a one finger tan head with decent retention and lacing. Faint aroma of toasted malt, coffee; with a slight sourness. Flavor is better than the aroma, but very attenuated. Faint dark toasted malt, hints of coffee and chocolate. Finishes very light with memories of dark malt. Light bodied, but decent carbonation. An odd little beer, for a brief moment after tasting, all the right elements of an English stout are present, although subdued, but flavor fades away to a very light finish. This tastes like a high production English stout that has been slightly watered down. It has potential if the pleasant flavors present would be more intense and with a bit more body. I suspect this would still be a locally welcome beer compared to many of the very light Asian beers. Worth a try and drinkable, but most other stouts would be a better choice. I would rate this higher compared strictly to other beers from this continent, but it is labelled as a stout and has to stand up in that company.

LiquidAmber, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of patre_tim
3/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark wood stain brown with slight ruby tinge, semi transparent, half a finger of tan beige head, lots of carbonation when held to bright light.

S: Coffee, floral, soda pop, reminds me of Blue Diamond’s Stout. Smells like a pop not a beer. A sort of rancid smoker’s breath mixed in. Animal offal.

T: Surpasses the smell. Its more like a dark toasted malt, some burnt toast, then the floral, smokers breath and pop like qualities come through but not as strong as on the nose.

M: Medium somewhat bready somewhat syrupy body, medium fine carbonation.

O: A bummer, but slightly better than a lot of Asian beers. The only reason to take it would be if you are in Asia and have few choices. Generally weak, but some nice stout qualities still there.

patre_tim, Jul 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev +16.7%

Vsarmatov, Jul 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

YamagamiTravis, Apr 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

Jugglemeno, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of KKB
2.43/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A – Looks nice enough, a dark mahogany body with tall wheat toast head that recedes rather quickly and leaves no lacing at all. Not too excited about this, but lets dive on in.

S – Really just smells like burnt malt, and some bread I suppose, I actually don’t know what else to say about it. It is uninteresting, one dimensional, and just somewhat bad smelling.

T – Sadly the taste is not much better. It is somehow more bland than the nose and it just tastes a little roasted with some vague bitterness, slightly metallic as well….really just not good.

M – Even the mouthfeel is off for a stout—it is medium bodied with too much carbonation. Just poorly orchestrated.

O – This is very bad. Totally, entirely, not good. It isn’t even that it just doesn’t have much going on, it’s that what is going on is boring and somewhat caustic to my taste buds. I won’t be having this again.

KKB, Dec 31, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -12.5%

duff247, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, char, and some slight metallic aromas. Taste is much the same with a somewhat thin flavor. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but fairly drinkable for what it is.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

avisong, Apr 13, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Nate, Mar 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -22.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -41.6%

starlight37, Jan 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -2.7%

electtodefer, Jan 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -22.2%

Elut, Nov 26, 2011
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Black Beer Stout from Hite Brewery Company LTD
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