Brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Schwarzbier
Kulmbach, Germany


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RATINGS: 764   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Mönchshof Schwarzbier- "the Black Pils"- is a brewing wonder and a brew-lover's dream. Supremely drinkable, dry and beautifully hopped, yet loaded with dark malt flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andy_ (664) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2014
Reddish brown, almost black beer with huge blonde cloudy head leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma is nice with earthiness, coffee, dark chocolaty sweetness and little roasted malts. Flavor is dry and slightly sour with coffee and ashy roasted malts as well as dark bready. Palate is thinner than medium and slightly watery. Finishes with a bite of bitterness, leaving a dry ashy aftertaste. Enjoyable, but could benefit from a thicker body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Madsen1635 (237) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with nice creamy brown head. Aroma is quite sweet. Taste is mild with malty flavours. Easy drinkable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (518) - Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Clear. Thick and creamy head. Overall sweet and smooth flavor. I like this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7105) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, erdig, leicht würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, leichte Kaffe Aromen, erdig, trocken malzig, leicht süß.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (5336) - ITALY - MAR 21, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (1524) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. Nice fluffy head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma, then some caramel, a bit of roasted grain and nuts, plus some raisin sweetness. Light tart, dryish, subtle upfront, the beer becomes gradually thickish and chocolatey, with a nice nuttiness retronasal. Very good, quality stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 500ml flip-top bottle. Served chilled and let come up in temperature. Good color, thin, lingering cream color head. Aromas of milk chocolate, banana, nuts, black bread, and mild dark, dried fruit. Similar flavors of chocolate, banana, nuts, dark bread and dark, dried fruit, with the addition of yeast, smoke and/or mineral. Absolutely wonderful, light, soft, and creamy mouthfeel. Very well balanced, fine carbonation. Lingering finish of the above mentioned flavors. Overall, a very well made, balanced, flavorful beer. Maybe I’m just a sucker for the highly drinkable, flavorful, creamy mouthfeel... Though I highly recommended. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2285) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle at Pivovarsky Club, Prague, January 2014. BB 25/1/14. Black with tan head, fruity and oxidized, sweet, fruity and oxidized, medium-bodied, smooth, sweetish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3605) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
0.3 Litres: on tap in Dicker Vertin, Charlottenburg Berlin on 22nd Jan 2014. Pours a dark brown to black colour (what a surprise) with a full tanned head of sticky foam that sent me to wash my hands after picking the glass up the first time. Semi-sweet malts rule this brew and they let you know straight away by the smell. Chocolate and coffee aromas waft around the glass and fill the air. Those same malty aromas appear in the mouth as the malty molasses within the brew give of their flavours. I’ve knocked Schwarzbier body depth before, this however wasn’t weak and watery like so many: this had a good robust feel to it, almost rich and creamy in fact. One of the better beers I’ve had in this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3491) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 9, 2014
Almost black body and frothy large tan head. Like the sticker on the flip top says, it’s moderate and soft on the nose, yet very well developed too, with doughy malts, bit of biscuits and even some milk chocolate. Juicy mouth feel, nice drinkable body with its low abv. Milky even. Not ad hopped or harsh as a sweet stout, but with its very clean yeast it packs more taste than it promises. Very nice! (50cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

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