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


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Bottle. Looks promising, dark brown with beige head. Chocolate and caramel aromas. Very thin palate. Milk, toasted malt, chocolate and cola tastes. Odd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2010
11.2oz bottle from The Wine & Cheese Place in Clayton, MO outside of St. Louis. Pours a deep brown, almost black colored body with a two finger-width, dense and frothy, brown colored head that collapses slowly and leaves a layer of frothy lacing throughout the session. Aroma is sweet malts and a good amount of cocoa with some sour, dark fruits. Some caramel and a decent roast with some acidity, berries, and a touch of coffee. Flavor is pretty raw, hard roasted, acidic sweet malts with some chocolate and lactose sourness. More coffee and a few traces of caramel and more dark fruits before this finishes dry with a light coffee bitterness that leaves a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and high, lively carbonation. Overall, an interesting stout. It seems at times that the roast, acidity, and sourness is too much, but then it seems to come back into balance. I don’t know, this isn’t bad, but it’s not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4773) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown pour, small tan head. Roasted malt, milk, chocolate sweetness in the aroma. Flavor is much drier and bitter. Strange stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12014) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Bottle from Pizza Port Bottle Shop. Pours very black with a huge foamy beige/tan head that clings. Smells sweet like a milk stout. Medium body with foamy carbonation. It seems a bit unsweet. Flavor is chocolate and burnt malt, though fairly smooth. It is pretty dry and pretty bitter. It is in fact delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Brown pour, but light for a stout. Thin tan head. Roasty nose, with a little chocolate..very light body, sour lactic character with some roasty stout qualities...but super thin. Bitter and acidic. Weird. Again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6810) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2010
12 ounce bottle bought in City Beer I think. Pours a bit of gush, a dark brown color with a huge thick beige head- looks like a milkshake. A sweet milky nose; caramel and toasted malts. A smooth flavor; dry, milky, chocolates, lots of grain. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6619) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. The aroma has roasted grains, coffee, cardamom, and a little bit of caramel sweetness. The flavor has coffee, roasted grains, and a light sweetness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 27, 2010
0,33 l bottle as a gift from Spain.
Poured deep brown near black with a nice foamy pillowy tan- light beige head. Moderated but pleasant espresso-like aroma with some roasted grains, caramel. Medium bodied beer with a light sweet caramel, moderated roasted barley. Roasted aftertaste. Fine, drinkable, but not a dry stout rather a simple stout...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7234) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle. dark toffee colored beer with a light brown head. Sweet malt and toffee aroma with light fruitiness. caramel/toffee flavor with eatrh and light coffee. Medium bodied. Light coffee lingers with toffee and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robertjm (785) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours large soapy-looking head with large bubbles. Tan colored head. Dark color colored body. Aroma is very unique. Scents of cardamom, perhaps nutmeg or clove. Aromas carry over lightly into the flavor. Thin body. Honestly, this tastes more like a black/dark lager than a stout. BTW: The label is in CATALAN, not Spanish, not that has anything to do with the taste. Just thought it was interesting.

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