Category Archives: Heroes Beer Co.

Heroes BR&MSBAIMSwMSCN&V (4th Anniversary)

Brewery: Heroes Beer Co.
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 10.4%
Style: Stout – Milk / Sweet Imperial
Other Notes: Bottle 307 of 720

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Bourbon, Rye, and Maple Syrup Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout with Maple Syrup, Cacao Nibs and Vanilla. Imagine eating a chocolate pancake with maple syrup while drinking an Americano. Starts off with dessert-like aromas of maple syrup, vanilla, and dark chocolate notes. Follows through with a complex but smooth malt profile with dark chocolate, espresso beans, raisins, dark caramel and toasted bread. Bitterness is medium but enough to support the sweetness. Medium oak character from bourbon, rye whisky, and maple syrup barrels comes through to help add structure to palate.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A boxed, black waxed, 650ml bomber, bottle 307 of 720, packaged on 4th October 2021, and with a best before date of 4th October 2024. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Maple syrup, dried dark fruit, raisins, prunes, vanilla, bourbon, light roast, chocolate, caramel.
Taste: Sweet, bourbon, dried dark fruit, raisins, prunes, maple syrup, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, light roast.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, velvety, full bodied with no carbonation.
Overall: Great aroma, but it was too sweet for me. I don’t get the bitterness that the description talks about, which would definitely help it along. It’s okay as a sipper, but usually when I think sipper, it’s due to the apparent alcohol or alcohol strength rather than because of it’s sweetness, and I easily preferred both the 2nd and 3rd anniversary beers.

Heroes BB&AWAIMSwCN&V (3rd Anniversary)

Brewery: Heroes Beer Co.
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 10.3%
Style: Stout – Milk / Sweet Imperial
Other Notes: Bottle 644 of 960

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Bourbon Barrel & Amburana Wood Aged Imperial Milk Stout with Cacao Nibs & Vanilla. Starts off with robust wood aged characters of gingerbread, tonka beans, and savory herbs from the Amburana wood. Follows with secondary vanilla and toffee like notes from the Bourbon barrels and vanilla pods. The malt base is complex with rounded dark chocolates and coffee, which is further enhanced by the cacao nibs infusion. Secondary malt profile caramel, and toasted bread provides great depth to the flavor. Drinks full body with a chewy mouthfeel.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.12
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A boxed, black waxed, 650ml bomber, bottle 644 of 960, packaged on 15th July 2020, and with a best before date of 15th July 2022. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Poured pitch black with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Strong aromatic coconut, gingerbread, and cinnamon from the Amburana, followed by lots of nice milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, and vanilla. The finish is Christmas spice like.
Taste: Sweet, chocolate, Christmas spices, vanilla, caramel, toffee, dried dark fruit and a light spicy kick on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and rich, with soft carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was wonderful, while taste was sweet and rich, which was fine while cool, but as it warmed, it started getting more intense to the point where it was on the borderline maybe too much for me. Amburana barrels are not my favourite, but this was certainly worth a try.

Heroes Grow Up Lemonade Milkshake IPA

Brewery: Heroes Beer Co.
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 5%
Style: American Milkshake IPA
Other Notes: 25 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from can) You win, here is your milkshake. You guys just absolutely need a milkshake to go with your burger don’t you? So we made a milkshake, with hops and fresh lemons, just for you. Using peels and pulps from local lemons produced by Siu Chak Farm in Yuen Long, this zesty, smooth lemonade milkshake IPA is our answer for all you overaged kids.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.2
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml can, canned on 22nd October 2020, and with a best before date of 22nd July 2021. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A nice hazy golden straw orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Lemon, lemon zest, lemon cake, vanilla.
Taste: Lightly sweet and lightly sour, lemonade, lemon zest, lactose, vanilla, lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very enjoyable and extremely easy to drink. It’s as it says, a lemonade milkshake. I wish I got to try a can earlier as it’s about 7 weeks old now.

Heroes KUPZZY In Time Hazy DIPA

Brewery: Heroes Beer Co.
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 7.8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: The sky diving golden phoenix

Brewer Description: (from can) Kupzzy the phoenix was born with unparalleled vision, which she used to lead her followers through rains and storms. But the sky is getting darker than ever as a dark force is bringing in unprecedented cyclones and thunder. The only clear path she sees leads her flock into a terrifying cluster of black holes.

Time is pressed and forward is the only way through if they don’t want to get wiped out by the storm. She takes the lead, and dives into the black hole, only with hope that there is a bright warm sun waiting for them at the other end.

In Time Hazy DIPA is a beer you should dive into right away. Intense aromas of limes, grapefruits, mangoes, and papaya with hints of coconuts. Hazy but smooth and juicy on the palate. Just like a glass of fresh squeezed juice, drink it fresh and drink it in time.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.07
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml can, canned on 25th August 2020, poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, citrusy lime, orange rind, papaya and mango.
Taste: Juicy sweetness, mango, papaya, citrus rind, light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light to medium bodied, with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice tropical juiciness, but a little sweeter than I prefer. Still, it’s another good NEDIPA in an ever improving beer scene in Hong Kong.

Heroes Lili

Brewery: Heroes Beer Co.
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: The Marvellous Magical Broom. Hazy DIPA. Flavor Profile – Tropical fruits, citrus, dank. In collaboration with Pink Boots Society

Brewer Description: (from can) After her journey with Kiki and Jiji, Lili went on to become an all-round magical broom. From basic broom skills like sweeping, flying, soup-stirring to rare ones like broom-fencing against self-righteous snobs, she somehow manages to always handle with flair.

In a Pink Boots Society fundraiser, Lili stirred-up a glass of her signature PBS Hop Blend soup for Albert. It was so good that he immediately begged for an apprenticeship. Lili said yes, in the condition that he will do all the housework and always keep the toilet seat down.

This Hazy DIPA is Albert’s graduation project – to master the PBS Hop Blend 2020. Loaded with tropical fruits, citrus and dank hop aroma. Drinks with a smooth mouthfeel and finishes with a sweet impression.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.97
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml can, canned on 8th April 2020, poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A slightly murky hazy dark orange colour with a two finger white head that had great retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Lightly dank, tropical stone fruit, mango, mango peel, citrusy, orange rind.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, lightly dank, mango, citrus rind, orange zest and maybe a slight bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I would have preferred less sweetness, but good aromas, well hidden abv, and still enjoyable.