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Brewed by Companyia Cervesera del Montseny
Style: Dry Stout
Sant Miquel De Balenyà (Seva), Spain

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cervesa negra Irlandesa d’alta fermentació amb 4 cereals (ordi, blat, civada i sègol). Combina la complexitat de sabors torrats amb la suavitat dels cereals per donar lloc a una cervesa nutritiva i regeneradora. Temperatura de consum entre 8º i 15ºC. Ingredients: aigua, malta, flocs de cereal, flor de llúpol i llevat.

Formerly CCM +Negra.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2011
A passable Irish stout, translucent dark brown, crappy head sadly, but good bitter clash between black and green in flavour, some diacetyl helping in an Irish kind of way. some burnt bitterness. not bad, but thin and watery, and bad head retention, as with all Spanish micros I’ve had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scott_Snyder (27) - USA - JUL 3, 2011
Tannish colored fluffy head, good retention and lacing. Medium brown color with a slight red hue. Sweet malty aroma with notes of breadiness and almost no perceivable hop aroma. Surprisingly medium low bodied for a stout. Very enjoyable flavors of roasted malt and nice sweetness. Finishes chocolaty and refreshing. My scoring is based more on the fact that I enjoyed the beer than whether or not it met style guidelines.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2011
The bottle that comes to the US is much prettier than that one there, for what it’s worth. The beer is a dark brown, basically black fairly opaque in my snifter. The head is big and tight and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma has some nice coffee and ash with a light smokiness (think smoky coffee as opposed to smoked malt), some light bright fruitiness rounds this bouquet out nicely. The flavor seems stout-y enough at first, really not bad at all roasty with a fair level of bitterness and traces of coffee and toast. This all gives way to a sourness that seems to sufficiently overshadow everything but trace roastiness. It seems fairly lactic but there is some acetic character in the finish. Once you get past these facts the beer is enjoyable enough, although I think it would taste better if the sourness didn’t dominate it so much. As is it is an interesting beer and a flavor sensation one does not usually come by. The palate is terribly thin but the carbonation is right on.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 16, 2011
Bottled. Mild malty nose. Pale beige head. Dark reddish brown colour. Dry coffeish taste. At the end some hops. Slightly waterly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2011
Coffee in the aroma, the flavor is malty but subdued. This isn’t a country I’d ever expect to find many if any stouts in, but this is a good attempt at it and commendable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1580) - Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to black with a huge root beer float head, lacework is nice. Aroma is coffee, similar to a mocha, vanilla and general beer. The taste is bitter with a coffee and chocolate taste, but is overall very subdued. The carbonation is moderately high, body is thin, finish is abrupt and lightly bitter. Overall a very sessionable stout, but a bit simplistic. It is nice to see Spain dipping into the craft beer scene though, it says this brewery is their first one on the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle: Pours an opaque black with a pillowy clingy-lacing creamy froth of light tan head. Has a lightly sweet toasty dark caramel malty nose with a touch of dark chocolate and light tart fruits. Starts with a light malty sweetness and some light toffee notes with doughy yeasty flavors and light fruity esters before a drier, lightly roasted finish. An enjoyable and balanced dry stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
Deep black pour with a tight brown head. The nose is slightly roasty with a little bit of light cocoa along with some dusty chocolate. A little bit of dryness and some light plumminess on the back. Fairly fruity yeast component. There is a little bit of tartness on the back. It’s a pretty nice stout - fairly assertively hopped actually. Simple but decent.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DerWeg (1525) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle Jason THX. Moderately dense brown look, tan cap. Nose is a bit dry and harsh, cheese and fruit. Taste has a bit of tart,acidity and a little coffee. Can I brew in Spain to help out?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle from Whole Foods with some nice new branding/label work on it. Pours filtered black with the craziest brown head I’ve ever seen; numerous bubbles in excess of 1cm diameter adorn the crown of the beer. Looks more like something you’d see bubbling in a river or something.

Sadly, this does not translate to anything unusual in the flavor, as the beer is chalk dry, very carbonic, and exceptionally dull. Some carrot and cabbage notes.


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