Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co.
Style: Schwarzbier
Greymouth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Nice creamy head, stong malt flavour on the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2003
This is a good impression of the Czech Blacks like Kozel or Purkmistr. This brewery has done very well, even though ther is not the presence of noble hops. Great mouthfeel, blance and nice burnt aroma and flavour

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2003
Poured dark brown, lovely clear amber tint when you hold it up to a light. Short beige head that lasted about 20 seconds. Slightly fruity aroma, bit of roasted grain there too. Not a bad taste, nothing amazing though. Initially sweet malt flavour followed by a slightly bitter tang and a smokey/burnt aftertaste. Mouthfeel is rather smooth, bit fuller in feel than tooheys old which is a good thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Anonmatel (22) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2003
Once again with Monteith's beers, the head dies really fast, inoffensive, bland, slightly hoppy, a bit burnt, slightly artificial with some chemicals present, I would drink this again. Decent beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2003
not bad at all, very roasty and flavoursome. some bitterness at the end and quite fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2003 This is good shit. Despite the rant on the label about the complexity yielded from the use of 5 different malts, all I got was a really burnt chocolate taste which is fuckin fine by me. For all those Aussies tryin to decide on a new sixy from the Marly bottle-o --- its like Tooheys old taken to its logical conclusion (i.e. actually using dark malts for flavour) mixed with whatever motor oil CUB add to Sheaf Stout: wicked!!! It went down well nice after toking on a mad spliff too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2003
Heady floral aroma of lilac soap, (just like grannies fave). I may have had a dud cos this beer had no head and very low carbonation. Beautiful roasty malt flavour, biscuity, leatherwood. Will try again despite it’s flatness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20326) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2002
Bottled. Black with beige head. Roasty, malty and sweet Well rounded mouthfeel, notes of licorice, and pleasant bitter finish. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2002
Opaque read brown under a small mid-beige short lasting head. Very faint roasted malt and hint of floral perfumed soap aroma. Mild reasonably lively body. Nice’n roasted malty grainy and hint of smoked flavour. Mild bitter sweet finish and aftertaste. A pity the aroma was so faint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2002
Deep black, definate black malt flavour and aroma, biscuity on the tongue, enough hoppy flavours to keep you interested.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 9, 2002
fairly drinkable. good body, enough bitterness to keep you interested

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