Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Company
Style: Schwarzbier
Greymouth, New Zealand


on tap

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Nice creamy head, stong malt flavour on the nose.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kamate (1) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
Is the only beer for me-no hangover-not too thick and prefer it as tap beer. Visited the brewery on the West Coast, bloody marvellous ! Cant remember leaving though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2001
Best dark beer i’ve had

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murfikris99 (5) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 25, 2001 does not count
A deliciously malty dark beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doctor (4) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2002 does not count
Fantastic dark beer. The coffee aftertaste can get a bit much after five of them. I’d still go out of my way to get one though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5117) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MorganDavis (17) - Ballarat, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2005
I found this marked down by 8 dollars to AU$5.50, so I thought I might as well give it a shot. I need more. Lots more. How come no one has ever told me about this one? The most standout characteristic is the roasty-chocolatey aroma and flavour.

   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstystirrer (15) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2008
tasty drop with an amazing appearance- slightly toasty and very smooth finish- one that i always like to see in my fridge

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle 330ml. Nice one. It has a burnt aroma, with dark fruits. Flavour is sweet, with very light bitterness; good length. It has a medium body, and the mouthfeel is good, although slightly watery. Dark brown, with a thin head that disappears.

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