Brewed by Krombacher Privatbrauerei Kreuztal
Style: Schwarzbier
Kreuztal-Krombach, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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The full-flavoured beer with a fine and malty taste.

Un plaisir noir avec une marque grillée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (2173) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 6, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 Tap. Very dark reddish brown almost black colour. Heavy frothy beige head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, roasted. Taste medium sweet, light to medium bitter. Minor watery finish. Not bad, but rather uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2264) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Had a bottle at lunch at Cookery in Dobbs Ferry. This didnt pair with the food I ordered at all but that s my fault for going for rate over appropriateness. Pours dark brown with thin head. Tastes ofntoasted malt, minerals, light cocoa, and wood. Kinda watery as well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2012
This is a nice garnet red color w/ a fairly thick grey tan head of fine bubbles. It’s nose is actually a bit hop forward and roasty--almost reminds me of an American porter aside from the hop character is more spicy or earthy than citric. There is maybe a slight waft of skunk--this is bottled in the lighter brown glass you sometimes see on imports--but it dissipates quickly and does little too diminish the enjoyable aroma. Flavor too is pretty nice, dry and balanced and roasty--albeit w/ a hint of cardboard. This is almost a hit, I’d like to dry it in its native country and see if it isn’t great fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2012
500ml Tesco. Pours, erm, dark. Dirty-ish head soon fizzles out. A real oily taste. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2012
Draught at the Haggerston. Dark brown with small golden head. Aroma is weird. Bit savoury, peppery. Maybe Worcestershire sauce? Taste is roasted malt, bit of chocolate. Not bad, but nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grzesiek79 (3306) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 7, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 cereal, citrus, herbs, basement aromas, rotten eggs, soy sauce, smoke, brown, hazy, brown foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, sticky, slick feel, flat,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
LED40 (69) - SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle. Malty smell, dark appearance with an off white head. The taste is very strange; mostly malty, very grainy and bready. Not that complex a beer either with a thin mouthfeel and little aftertaste but noticeably dry with low hop presence. Not very good but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1206) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle from Tesco. Apparently this is not available in Germany, I can see why. A very average Schwarzbier, far too malty and overcarbonated. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1579) - FINLAND - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown with a thin brown head. Sugary malty aroma. Taste is sweet malt with a hint of coffee. Dry on palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2012
From Gene’s. Dark brown but not black beer. Some roasted aroma and flavor. Mineral flavor and aroma too. Decent stuff. Serving: Bottle

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