1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tsingtao Stout - Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

Not Rated.
Tsingtao StoutTsingtao Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

31 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 19.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd. visit their website
China

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SargeC on 08-29-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by olilitewu:
Photo of olilitewu
olilitewu

Arizona

4.11/5  rDev +23.1%

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

08-10-2013 16:37:38 | More by olilitewu
More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-03-2014 14:20:27 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of tone77
tone77

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

06-17-2013 10:54:23 | More by tone77
Photo of Gottesverachter
Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

05-26-2014 14:10:19 | More by Gottesverachter
Photo of dbaker61
dbaker61

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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.

01-26-2011 12:57:42 | More by dbaker61
Photo of pknyc
pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-22-2014 04:54:40 | More by pknyc
Photo of patre_tim
patre_tim

China

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

08-21-2014 01:01:31 | More by patre_tim
Photo of AlexFF65
AlexFF65

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-02-2014 18:31:40 | More by AlexFF65
Photo of crusian
crusian

Oregon

2.55/5  rDev -23.7%

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.

10-08-2011 08:16:46 | More by crusian
Photo of martun
martun

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -10.2%

12-11-2011 10:22:26 | More by martun
Photo of likeemdark
likeemdark

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-01-2012 13:51:40 | More by likeemdark
Photo of rale
rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-13-2013 21:38:31 | More by rale
Photo of endless1408
endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +19.8%

06-01-2014 18:08:51 | More by endless1408
Photo of TheEggCrasher
TheEggCrasher

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

12-25-2013 02:41:33 | More by TheEggCrasher
Photo of Chemister
Chemister

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

02-09-2014 18:29:32 | More by Chemister
Photo of beijingbrewer
beijingbrewer

China

3.7/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

08-13-2013 08:21:52 | More by beijingbrewer
Photo of nanchen
nanchen

Illinois

2.6/5  rDev -22.2%

Poured into a glass with two fingers of white, thick head that dissipated fairly quickly. Color is dark brown, what you would expect out of a stout. The nose is not particularly prominent, when compared to other stouts, but you get roasted dark coffees and some bitter hops. The taste is that of an acidic coffee, perhaps slightly overroasted, in my opinion. This is not a smooth, creamy stout or a robust, oaky stout. Rather, the taste of dark roasted coffee pervades. Mouthfeel was also a little light, for my tastes, not much viscosity there.

All in all, a decent offer from Tsingtao, but not quite what Im looking for in a stout. Though, when you're stuck in China, your options are limited.

12-03-2009 14:31:59 | More by nanchen
Photo of Slatetank
Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +9.3%

I appreciate Dr G for sharing this foreign stout, enjoyed chilled in a tumbler.

The color is deep brown like cola with light coffee brown at base with translucent clarity. The head is thick and creamy with tan shade -measures about 2 1/2 fingers. There is good retention too with above average amount of lace stickage. The smell is very nice with blend of caramel and plum aroma with mild roast notes and slight spice with gentle herbal hop ester and slight hint of char. The feel has a dry body with moderately high carbonation and sweet middle with high roasted texture and spice with gentle dry and slightly creamy finish.

This stout tastes mineral and burnt up front with some subtle caramel creaminess and dark coffee with nice anise note from the yeast with light nutty malt tinges and gentle vanilla note with mild stone fruit from the yeast with dark cherry and dark sugar qualities. I liked this overall I couldn't really complain, but not the best as far as the style goes. It is a quaffable beer and I could have several without issue, nice body and flavor.

07-03-2012 16:17:19 | More by Slatetank
Photo of vincentheo
vincentheo

Florida

2/5  rDev -40.1%

05-19-2014 03:20:47 | More by vincentheo
Photo of drpimento
drpimento

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

08-15-2014 05:36:56 | More by drpimento
Photo of Vsarmatov
Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +19.8%

03-26-2014 17:15:17 | More by Vsarmatov
Photo of heygeebee
heygeebee

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +18.3%

Reviewed from phone notes. Bought in 7/11 in Hong Kong for next to mix.

Pours a two finger black n tan with good lacing.

Aromas and taste of sweet roast malts, loads of chocolate and restrained bitterness to back it with.

Creamy mouthfeel, and full bodied.

Overall a real surprise in terms of taste and presence - having said that I only now realise it is not a 5% beer, but higher, explains all the flavours.

Pleasnt surprise, wishe di had bough one back in suitcase.

04-13-2012 06:45:27 | More by heygeebee
Photo of Mdog
Mdog

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev +2.7%

Appearance: Very dark brown, good head and lacing.

Smell: Mild, coffee aroma.

Taste: Coffee with sugar and cream. Not super strong, well balanced between sweet and bitter, with sweet probably being a little more prominent.

Drinkability: I would never guess this was 7.5%. Seems lighter than that.

Another "good" beer from the grocery store here in Hong Kong. It actually is pretty good, it is quite light in body for the ABV level. Hopefully I won't pay for it in the morning.

06-16-2011 13:15:02 | More by Mdog
Photo of Odri
Odri

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-07-2013 02:12:52 | More by Odri
Photo of dcmchew
dcmchew

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

11-08-2013 16:54:14 | More by dcmchew
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Tsingtao Stout from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.