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


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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2014
This beer pours a very dark brown color with a large off-white head. The aroma blends roasted malts and some earthy hops, and the taste has some a mild umami, slight malt bitterness, and a touch of sweetness with a really roasty aftertaste. The palate has a slick texture, medium body, and a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2087) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Drafk at Bierstube. Murky brown pour with some modest off-white foam that dissipates rather quickly. Dark sweet bread. Molasses. Liquorice. German chocolate cake. Pecans. Rye. Greek coffee. Truffles. Burnt oranges. Cloves. Soild Schwartzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (446) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
0,5 l bottle. Clear dark brown to black with tan creamy head that leaves nice lacings on the glass. Aroma/taste of dark chocolate, roasted malts, licorice. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation. Slightly bitter finish. Quite delicate beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1576) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
The aroma of sweet dark malts with perhaps some wood notes drifts up from a solid brown/black pour producing a rapidly dissapating tan head and ringed lacing. The taste is overall politely sweet. Notes of dark rosted malts, subdued sweetness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. In summary, an enjoyable example of a Schwartzbier. Subdued not robust.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (870) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: roasted dark malts, roasted caramel, roasted barley. Appearance: nice hazy dark brown color, beige head. Taste: low bitterness, roasted malts, roasted caramel, coffee substitute with milk, slightly acid, balanced and mild. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Quite pleasant dark beer, very smooth and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kafarion (210) - POLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Aromat karmelowy, przypieczona skórka od chleba, paloność, troszeczkę owoców, czekolada, z butelki czuć trochę wędzarni. Piwo czarne, nieprzejrzyste, piana solidna, drobna, ładnie zdobi szkło, dość trwała. Smak to lekkie nuty kawowe i tyle, goryczki brak, lekko słodkie. Piwo bardzo pijalne, lekko wysycone, delikatne, wodniste. Ogólnie lekkie piwo codzienne, do posiłku, nic nie urywa, choć aromat bardzo przyjemny.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2603) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Raisinny aroma and flavor with roasted malt. Coffee. Very well made beer. Re-rate: tap. Coffe and caramel aroma. Its more a dunkel than a schwarzbier. Sweetish with a hint of licorice and caramel. A late bitterness coming up, partly hops, partly chichory. Unexciting, but good enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3606) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear dark brown color with a small foamy light khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, toffee, molasses, light dark fruit, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of roast/bready malt and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, toffee, molasses, light dark fruits, and roast/yeast earthiness. Light amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, toffee, molasses, light dark fruit, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of roast/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice schwarzbier style. All around good robustness and complexity of roast/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gschrade (869) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste roasted malt, liquorice, coffee. I thought this was not very good. I would not drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
this is a beer that would have seriously impressed me in my early craft days. the sweet malt, smoke, and hop subtleties are well done. thin feel, but it’s smooth and fits the style, and the dryness of the feel blends seemlessly with the dry, roasted chocolate malt flavor."

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