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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 231   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Good brown beer with a slightly tan head. Roasted malt flavor in what would be considered a session beer these days.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (1037) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of plum jam, oatmeal, roasted malt, coffee. Taste is oatmeal, roasted malt, plums, medium sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (579) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Aroma is very roasty malts, caramel and molasses. Taste is similar, pretty rich with a slight bitterness on finish. Appearance is a copper/amber body with a creamy white head that retains fairly well.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6142) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle (BB Dec 2014). Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted grain, cocoa powder). Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very light and simple.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DdotRoq (4) - - JUN 23, 2014 does not count
Dark looking stout, malt taste is medium, slight but barely noticeable stout taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2014
From the archive, bottle bought in Luxembourg. Malziger, leicht röstiger Geruch. Das Bier beginnt malzig-trocken, etwas wässrig. Die malzige Note wird im Hauptteil deutlicher, dabei frisch-süffig (besonders durch den dünnen Körper), kaum süß, aber angenehm schwarzbierig-röstig. Der Nachgeschmack ist mittellang, recht sehr wässrig, aber trotzdem nicht zu aromen-arm.
Insgesamt nicht schlecht! 10/12/9/10

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
[Bottle] Coca-cola colored pour without much fizz. Aroma of caramel and cocoa powder. Taste includes dusty malts, caramel, molasses, light nut and vanilla notes. Mild earthy notes in the finish. Body is about what I expected. Tasting notes from early 2012.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (624) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Consumed at home. Very dark brown. Decent carb and a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate malt, seawater. Taste is more of a let-down: sweet and salty with an artificial taste, almost like corn syrup. Weak, watery mouthfeel. Salty aftertaste. Odd but passable,

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cousin_Larry (284) - - MAY 10, 2014
Label Didnt clearly indicate this was a schwartzbier - thought it was going to be a stout. Good for its genre but not what I was hoping for.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dj (520) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. A deep brown colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt and plum. Flavour has malt, caramel and some fresh hop notes. A little thin on the palate. Moderate carbonation. A little bitterness in the finish. Perfectly drinkable but could be much better.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
pkbites (673) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. Lovely pour of dark cola and nut brown head. Head dies much too quickly, but what there is is nice. Aroma of caramel, peanuts, bakery, and toffee. But that’s is where the fun ends. The mouth feel is much too light, and the texture is very watery. This doesn’t drink like a dark beer at all. It seems more like a light beer on the palate. Flavor is watered down, aftertaste is nonexistant. Meh.


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