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Carbon Brews x To Øl Tears of Fury

Brewery: Carbon Brews x To Øl
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 8.8%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 70 IBUs. Malts – Oats, Pale, Munich T1, Carapils, Melanoidin, Carabohemian, Chocolate Wheat and Black. Hops – Chinook, Ekg and Sabro. Yeast – US-05. Adjuncts – Er Jing Tiao Chili, Lantern Chili and Cacao

Brewer Description: (from can) Chili Imperial Stout. Experience – cocoa, chili, vanilla.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 24th September 2020. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with a one finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left some nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Light roast, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, with a splash of coffee and hints of peaty smoke.
Taste: Moderate to light chili spiciness, vanilla and light chocolate tones.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Love the chili in this as it’s prominent but not overpowering. However, the roasty malt and chocolate base was not strong enough to match the chili and even the vanilla flavours were showing up in stronger fashion.

Carbon Brews The Baltic Proper

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 7.7%
Style: Baltic Porter
Other Notes: 38 IBUs. Malts – Pale, Munich T1, Special W, Caramunich T2, Black Patent and Carafa Special T3. Hops – Willamette and Hellertau. Yeast – 34/70

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience – dark chocolate, coffee, rich dark malt.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 30th April 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a two finger beige head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasty dark malt, chocolate, coffee, and caramel, with notes of dark fruit and nuttiness.
Taste: Roasty dark malt, toasty bitterness, dark chocolate, nutty, and coffee, with notes of sweet dark fruit.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Looks great with good dark chocolate bitter flavours. I was hoping for stronger dark fruit, but still, it was enjoyable.

Carbon Brews x Moon Dog Meringue-Utang Pavlova Double NEIPA v.2

Brewery: Carbon Brews x Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 7.2%
Style: American Milkshake Double IPA
Other Notes: 23 IBUs. Malts – Wheat, Oats, Pale and Carahell. Hops – Whatever our mates could smuggle in. Yeast – London III. Fruit – Strawberry, Passion Fruit, Vanilla and Lactose

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: pavlova, tropical fruits, juicy.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.24
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 8th April 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy slightly murky dark orange colour with an almost two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Vanilla, lactose, pavlova, strawberry, with hints of tart tropical fruits.
Taste: Light tartness, mixed tropical fruits, strawberry, pineapple, passion fruit, moderately sweet, vanilla and lactose.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice fruity and juicy flavours balanced with the sweetness of vanilla and lactose. I actually think I prefer version 1 (which had kiwi added) a bit more as it was more pavlova like, but this was still an enjoyable Milkshake Double IPA.

Carbon Brews Little Rich Lupulins

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: 20 IBUs. Malts – Pilsner, Oats, Vienna and Carahell. Hops – Mosaic, Ekuanot, Citra, Simcoe, Galaxy, Idaho 7 and Cryo Mosaic. Yeast – London III

Brewer Description: (from can) Hazy IPA. Experience – tropical fruit, mango, lychee.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.21
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A fresh 330ml can, canned only about a week ago, with a best before date of 26th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated quickly while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Lots of stone fruit, ripe mango, with hints of citrus peel and pith.
Taste: Tropical and stone fruit, mango, citrus pith, with a light but enjoyable hop burn.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Another enjoyable Hong Kong brewed IPA, and once again, from Carbon Brews. Juicy tropicalness balanced with some light pithy bitterness. Just very easy to drink.

Carbon Brews Sour Punch

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.5%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Malts – Pilsner, Wheat and Carapils. Hops – Cryo Loral and Wakatu. Yeast – Chico Ale. Fruit – Raspberry, Passionfruit, Guava, Cranberry, Pineapple and Mango. Experience – Refreshing, tart, raspberry punch

Brewer Description: (from can) Fruit punch berliner weisse.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.23
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 11th January 2020. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very cloudy pink guava juice colour with a two finger slightly pinkish white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Tart, fruit punch, tropical fruits, raspberry, guava, wheat with hints of pineapple.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, wheaty, fruit punch, raspberry, guava, mango, pineapple, with hints of lime.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I like it when Carbon drop a lot of fruit into their beers. Much like Meringue-Utang, this was very fruity and very easy to drink while maintaining the wheatiness from a Berliner Weisse. Great fruit punch flavours with raspberry and guava dominating.