Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Schwarzbier
Greymouth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Nice creamy head, stong malt flavour on the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2003
Yes very impressive, strong malty sweet flavour but light and smooth on a delicate, lingering palate. I am impressed by the way beer is made. This is a very good effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2003
Well... I had always considered this to be one of my favourite beers, but now I am reconsidering. Aroma is good as always, chocolate, coffee and a fair bit of malt, but with a weird vegetable (roasted capsicum?) aroma. Tasted overly sweet to me in an unfermented kind of way. Lacking the bitterness to balance the sweetness too. Couldn't hold its head for more than a few seconds. Still good, but nowhere near as great as I recall. Will probably rerate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2003
Like the roasted and rich chocolate flavours in this one that and the appearance, to me it was black with a light brown lasting head, could easily make a good session beer for me. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
Black has the right body to be able to enjoy a quiet one or to drink when your having a big one. I love the chocolate and roasted malt flavours in a beer which is dark and creamy. Highly enjoyable. cheers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2003
A personal favourite when visting kiwi land. Have tried off tap and now in bottle, and the bottle is best. It's a dark brew with creamy head. Burnt malt and a light chocolate flavour blends nicely giving an enjoyable drinking experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BruceinPerth (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2003 does not count
Starts well but finishes too thin. Good honest flavours not compromised by chemicals. Light enough in body and palate to be enjoyed year round. I found chocolate but no coffee -- and less of a taste "hit" than Tooheys Old. This is v-e-r-y drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5499) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2003
Bottled. Nice beer. Very drinkable - it slips down smooth and easy with bags of roasty toasty chocolate and coffee flavours, a delicate sweetness, an endearing oiliness and a lip smacking finish that it's all gone before you have time to take notes. I'll get this one again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sully (1380) - 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.

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