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Tsingtao Stout | Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

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Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
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Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SargeC on 08-29-2009

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 44
Reviews by olilitewu:
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4.08/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought this beer with absolutely no expectation when travelling in Shandong, China
Poured from a bottle that was produced in Qingdao city into a tumbler
refrigerated to about 7 degrees C
Looks like flat coca-cola, with pretty much no head
Has a strong toasty, malty and rather sweet smell, and somewhat reminiscent of roasted coffee beans
The flavor is full, bitter, caramel, malty, but not fruity nor sweet. The taste is dry, one can almost taste the alcohol
After swallowing the beer, the bitterness is not long lasting, rather, sweetness returns to the palate like drinking a fine cup of Chinese tea

Verdict: this is a fantastic beer. Taste is reminiscent of American stouts such as the Lagunitas cappuccino stout (except this Tsingtao is actually very very palatable). If one runs into it, I strongly recommend at least try

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jsteez
2.73/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is just an ok stout that really tasted like a cheap German schwarzbier. It was metallic tasting and sweet. When in China, it is a good alternative to their piss lagers.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.6/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this in Shanghai. Glad to find a stout there. This was just okay though, mostly due to the 7.5% ABV. Mass produced and seemed like it.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Iaido
4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of lelepat
3.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.69/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok, my 1st stout here in Hong Kong. Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle. Has black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild,a bit of coffee. Taste is not mild, coffee, hops, some chocolate, well done. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of Gottesverachter
4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of dbaker61
2.73/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: The stout has good color, quite a dark brown, although it could be more dense. Upon pouring, the head dissipates somewhat quickly for a stout. Upon drinking, there is a nice bit of lacing down the glass.

Smell: Very little nose with this one. Almost no aroma at all.

Taste: One of the lighter stouts I have had. The roasted flavor is in there, but it is understated. There is a cooked maltiness, bordering on the burnt coffee, but not objectionable. Not enough flavor for stout lovers, but a decent enough taste.

Mouthfeel: Pleasant but not remarkable aftertaste. This could be a good introductory stout to those who may be apprehensive about tackling some of the richer examples of the type.

Drinkability: Easy enough to drink, but not a stout that would be a first choice. Unless you are here in China, and it is your only choice.

TsingTao Beer is trumpeted in China as The Beer. I would liken their offerings to any of the big national/international breweries, in that they are famous and therefore popular because they are widely available, and widely drunk. In my opinion, this is the best beer offered by Tsingtao, but they could add a bit more flavor.

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
3.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

With this beer, I feel like Tsingtao redeemed themselves. It's in many ways a wannabe Guinness. It's very dark, full, and flavorful. It seems like they're trying to hard, however, as it's not as smooth as Guinness, which in my opinion is the epitome of stout beer.

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Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of patre_tim
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of AlexFF65
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jlindros
1.76/5  rDev -46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Didn't know they made a stout, so brought it back from China to share (prank) rudzud.

Light fizzy head, fades quickly, dark mahogany sight ruby color.

Nose is just about the worst thing I've ever smelled, rotten tomatoes and malt soy sauce, mineral earthy vegetal mess, corn straw adjunct.

Taste is slightly less horrible, watery choc malt thing, hot dog water, soy malt, corn adjunct, watered mineral malt. Mild bitter thing late.

Mouth light, watery, decent carb I think.

Overall wicked awesome dude!

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Photo of crusian
2.62/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

reviewed on my phone, so excuse weird auto corrects and shortness.

Bottle from some 7-11 type grocery store in Hong Kong... no glass to pour it in, and no fridge to cool it, so warm our of the bottle it is.

Nose is a lot of dark malt, some booze and actually some dark fruit flavors. A quick swirl brings up a quick head that doesn't die quickly at all. Looking through the green bottle, seems nice and dark, a little thinner than I was hoping, and an odd green hue... lol.
Tastes burnt. That's the first flavor I get. I am not a stranger to room temperature stouts... but this one is very burnt. Some very mild cocoa, not too much here, and hard to get over the over roasted burnt char. Little bit of a wet dog type of aftertaste...
Mouthfeel is pretty thin, but the alcohol is decently covered. Great for Hong Kong, what I have seen so far, but just an average to below average stout.

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Photo of martun
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of likeemdark
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of rale
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of endless1408
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of TheEggCrasher
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Chemister
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BucBasil
3.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of naturallight1
3.42/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beijingbrewer
3.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had in Beijing.
335ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
ABV: 6.7%
Ingredients list water, barley, rice, and hops.

A- Quite a dark brown. Thick tan head dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation.

S- Roasted malt. Alcohol. Dark Cherries and raisins.

T- Bitter, burnt taste. Boozy dark fruit. Sour Cherries.

M- Decently thick mouthfeel. Sweet and boozy finish.

A commendable attempt at a stout from one of China's largest breweries. Enjoyable for what it is.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +22.7%

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Tsingtao Stout from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
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