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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   ABV: -
Full bodied, dark mahogany in color, with a rich malty texture. Sparsely hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Black Forrest is a Munich Dunkles or dark lager by style, and it is a very good one in my opinion. It has a slight roasty character that has it pushing into the Schwarzbier or black beer range, but I would still call this one a good dunkle. Crescent City Black Forrest pours to a beautiful, bright, deep brown color, with a creamy tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is quite malty, with good sweet and dark malt aromas, and light touches of roast. The palate is firm with more good malt character. Flavors of sweet malt, nutty and slight roasty flavors coat the tongue. The body is quite smooth, making this a very drinkable beer. Black Forrest finishes with more sweet malt flavors up front, then ends slightly malty and roasty. This is a very well done example of Munich Dunkles in my opinion. This beer was the perfect match with a dozen raw oysters shucked fresh right in front of me at the bar. Oysters and stouts are naturals together, the sweet and salty/briny flavors of the oysters play off the dry and roasty flavors of the stout. Munich Dunkles makes a nice replacement for stout, as the sweet and slightly roasty malt flavors worked exceptionally well with the succulent salty/briny ice cold raw oysters. If you ever find yourself in New Orleans, give the Crescent City Brew House a try. Their beers range from average to excellent. At the very least you will get some fantastic oysters on the half shell, and a very well done dunkle to chase them down.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
notalush (5561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Rich and malty? not quite - one of the most bland dunkels I’ve ever experienced - it kind of tastes like someone twisted a clove into a glass of water and added a shake of cocoa.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Watery and flavorless. Which builds on its total lack of aroma. To be fair there was some very mild roasted malt flavors, but it was so watery it tasted like drinking a decent beer...underwater.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2638) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Tap @ Brewery during a Jazz Fest weekend. Dark mahogany color with a laced brown head. The chocolate and malts made for a nice full flavor but not too thick. The malty aftertaste was balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2005
Brown in color with ruby highlights and a small off-white head. Chocolate and nutty aroma with a flavor of roastedmalt and chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4834) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Rootbeer brown. Creamy crosote, sweetish with a hazelnut and chocolate trail. Nice weight for New Orleans. Long roast bitter finish. Some sulphur in the backwash.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Draft... Clear, mahogany lager with a large, frothy, off-white head. Good retention and ink-blot lacing. The nose is fairly nondeScript, but holds some very light notes of chocolate. The flavor is well-bittered. Astringent with lively carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish. Leaves the mouth bone-dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2005
This is a good beer, but it gets a slightly lower ranking because I don’t think it quite fits the style of a true dunkel. It is not over hopped, a good thing, but the use of chacolate malt is a little over powering for this style. Solid beer, good for drinking at the end of a meal, dry enough for oysters, but solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Draught at Crescent City Brewery, New Orleans.
Dark brown beer with a small tan head. Full aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Same in the flavor with some hops also. Nice and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2004
a growler from the pub. pours black with a nice tan head thatingers for a bit. roast malt and chocolate aromas. chocolate and roast malt flavors. little hop bitterness butthe bitterness from the roast malt suffices for balance. full flavored but rather dull for a darker beer. dry enough for raw oysters at Cresent city but not exceptional.

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