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


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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Mild roasted malt with a smoky hint of violet and plum. Good lasting bitterness and a slight touch of chocolate. More dunkel than schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silvan7 (1097) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 3, 2015
On tap @ kapuziner castelseprio. Marrone scuro, limpido. Schiuma beige fine poco persistente.aroma poco intenso ma fine. Tostato caramellato, di liquirizia e caffè shakerato. Abboccata, tostata acidula, non secca poco amara, con note tostate e di frutta secca. Poco corposa e poco carbonara. Basso calore alcolico. Rotonda. Equilibrata ed armonica.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
migwell (277) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2015
500ml bottle into a large pilsner glass. Big head and a mild sweet aroma. Roasted malt flavor, rich and creamy, this is a delightfully well balanced dark beer with a lighter ABV. Another hit from the Kulmbacher brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
From mini-keg: Poured a medium dark brown colored liquid that created a huge foam head that took several minutes to retreat. The beer appeared to be nitrous like almost similar to how Guinness pours. Aroma is lightly roast with delicate sweet undertones of caramel malt that pairs nicely with the authentic German yeast used. Palate is as smooth as velvet and is easily quaffed. Taste of the beer is plain and nearly bland in flavor other than some evidence of a light roast malt. Finishes with a taste of tart or bitterness in the end but it is very minimal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ruprecht_007 (794) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2015
Barva: černá, pěna držící. Vůně: nádherná kávová. Chuť: excelentní nástup, chlebové pozadí,kávová chuť, příjermná střední chmelová hořkost. Velice pitelné pivo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle (from alcostock, Tallinn). Pours dark brown with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, caramel, burnt sugar, malt, grains. Flavor follows the nose. Body is rather thin. Overall: more sugar water than beer, but drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1457) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
It has a nice persistent foam and a delicious aroma of hard roasted malt with a little flavor also on fruit. The taste is rich and good and come back with hard roasted malt with a sensible portion of caramel malt which maintains an almost too perfect sweetness that surpasses the slightly bitter coffee notes. Hop bitterness is slightly present and prefer a long aftertaste with slightly fruity shades. Very rich and very tasty schwarzbier. For the first time in my schwarzbier-hiking I find a copy as my taste buds love as much as my favorite schwarz from Köstritzer. Although the two beer is not completely similar to each other in the aftertaste, they have, however, both a high quality.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fisler (396) - Bamberg, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
Optisch im Krug eine echte Perle, sattes Schwarz, dichter Schaum wie Cappuccino. Im Trunk deutlich dominante Röstaromen, fast ein Porter. Im Abgang hallt das noch lange nach - Mönchshofs bestes würde ich sagen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle from a REWE in Nuremberg. Dark brown with a slight, off-white, head. Plenty of sweetish, chocolate, character, a slightly jarring vegetal edge and touch of toasted malt in the finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Icedwarf (1272) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht bitter, caramel, lichte rook en chokolade. Goed bier.

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