Brewery: Moonzen Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
Style: International Dark Lager
Other Notes: Brewed with Yunnan Fermented Pu’er tea
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Slip into the shadows of power with this complex black lager brewed with Northern Hops and Yunnan Fermented Pu’er tea. Root yourself in its earthy essence and descend into its darkness.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.63
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4
Intro: A 330ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with a two finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some decent lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, bready and earthy. Lightly herbal and black tea, with hints of chocolate, smoke and oak.
Taste: Roasty dark malts, lightly sweet, black tea, herbal, earthy, with hints of cacao, chocolate and toasted oak.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, a little watery, but with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was not bad, but the mouthfeel was just too watery for me. The Pu’er tea was a nice touch, but a heavier body would have helped this along.