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Black Beer Stout - Hite Brewery Company LTD

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67
poor

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 21.54%
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:
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(Beer added by: froghop on 03-15-2009)
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1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of jeranbrews
1.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Consumed 3-22-10 from a pint glass

A - Puffy airy chocolate ice cream colored head that faded in 2 seconds, leaving no lacing. Coca-cola colored in both clarity and color

S - Aluminum can smell from a bottle. How'd that happen? There is a mild chocolate smell like an old timey soda with flavoring added at the drive through. No hop or yeast smeel to be found.

T - Umm, sour and starchy. There is just a bit of chocolate malt but once again no hop or yeast to be found. The aftertaste is bearable.

M - Exactly like sugary soda-pop

D - Drinkability implies that is it is possible to drink. I guess this beer does meet that qualification just enough for a two. This beer is to stout what Shasta is to coke.

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2/5  rDev -23.1%

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2/5  rDev -23.1%

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2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of getalife2k5
2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: like cola. clear brown. even light for a black lager...

S: watery, acrid, burnt coffee.

T: like fizzy, unsweetened root beer. how in the hell could this be called a "stout," even in Korea?!? some burnt coffee grounds, dark cocoa.

M: uhhh, not much. fizzy, stinging carbonation. watery and light like a light beer. is there such a thing as a light stout? some slight oiliness or starchiness...

D: this is more like a light black lager. i guess you gotta give Hite some props for making a brown-ish beer in a land of piss water, but calling it a stout is blasphemy. Nevertheless, i didn't spit it out.

Photo of jayfarley3
2.2/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a very dark brown almost black from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, had a decent light tan head that dissipated into a thin ring pretty quickly. Smell is very faint, malt and grain. Taste is very watery for a stout and a little bitter. Overall this is probably one of the best macro beers I've had from a Korean brewery, It's not great but it's definitely more drinkable than the other Korean offerings.

Photo of Albertv05
2.2/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I'm in Seoul, South Korea right now visiting friends. This was in a their fridge. This is not not a stout, its more of a German Schwarzbier.

The beer pours thin and highly carbonated with no head, it looks like Coca-cola in the glass. Seriously. Very faint aroma but hardly detectable. It tastes better than I expected, but I expected a stout. Thin, not flavorful, and kinda watery. Though, not bad. If you think of it as a Schwarzbier then its not bad. As a stout, terrible at best.

Korea doesn't have good beer, but there are a few that are trying. We're headed out tonight to a local microbrewery here in Seoul, hopefully its decent.

All in all, I'm glad I tried this.

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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of froghop
2.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

out of all the local macro-brews in korea this was probalby one of the best ones that i have had, but that is not saying much.

pours a dark brown with a small off white head that dissaptes rapidly, some lacing.

smell is faint, malt, some caramel, and a touch of cocoa.

taste is watery, malt, some cocoa, and slightly bitter.

Photo of KKB
2.43/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kagent777
2.53/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

One liter plastic(?) bottle straight from Korea to me via my friend Hedion. I poured it into my beer goblet.

Appearance: Pours a medium to dark brown with almost no head. A small island of foam floats in the middle of my glass with a thin ring around the edge. Kind of looks like Coca Cola that has been left in cup for too long. After a second pour, even the carbonation looks like that of a soda, thin bubbles and extremely short lasting.

Smell: There is a faint note of chocolate along with a little alcohol and some slight yeastiness. The beer is really restrained in the smell department.

Taste: The taste is mild roasted notes with a hint of chocolate. Not much going on, but not as bad as I was expecting. As the beer warms, the tastes shift toward a tar or char note, but not in an awful way. The finish is short and does not go anywhere.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thin side. On the other hand the carbonation is too strong.

Overall: I will probably never see this one again. It is by no means the worst I have had, but I have had a lot better also.

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of utfiero
2.89/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Black Beer Stout from Hite Brewery Company LTD
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