jonas (6079) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 Re-rate
Light coffee (with a lot of sugar) aroma plus a bit lactic acid and a hint bitterhops.
Red black, creamy low brown head.
It is yet another variation of the Schwarzer Abt: Sweet sugar and roasted smoky malt. Not quite as sweet as the Abbot though.
With age the beer seems to gain a round fruity coffee note.
Full body, creamy mouthfeel, milkchocolate aftertaste, with a dash of bitterhops barely detectable.
I saw on german tv that they have a kind of spa where you have bathtubs with taps. Both to add beer to the bathtub and
to fill your glass of course :-)
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep reddish brown, small brown head dissipates in about a minute. Smells roasty with sweet malt and stewed fruits. Cola and chocolate in the forefront, followed by grainy flavors, roasted nuts, coffee, an unappealing lactic sweetness, and ending on a buttery note (diacetyl?). Finishes with dark chocolate, fruit, almond, and a touch of copper. Altogether a pretty one-dimensional and average dark beer, okay but not memorable.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-purple/dark brown, sweetish raisin, plum nose. Roasty taste, dry musty finish.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, slight ruby/brown highlights, tan head. Burnt coffee aroma. Toasty flavor, finish was slightly bitter and dry. Similar to a porter but lighter. Not bad.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a very dark brown with light transparent ruby edges. A large light brown snowy head sits on top of a very nice looking beer. Aroma of burnt coffee beans, blackened toast, dry dark chocolate, and smokey malt. Palate is a little thin, but there is a very drinkable coffee, toffee, chocolate, and oat flavour. Lingering roasty malt leaves a pleasant flavour in the mouth, a solid recommended brew.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting beer. Had a nice chocolate roasty porter flavor to it. Not as filling as a porter however.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a hint of red (just a hint), medium sized creamed coffee head - left some nice lacing. Medium malts upfront, finished on the watery side with some graininess. Flavors are malty, some roasted coffee with a good amount of cream and sugar in it too. Mildly interesting, I guess I would be willing to take a bath in it....
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Near black body with gray-brown head. Aroma is coffee, moderately sweet. Taste is sugared coffee, with cream even -- not as oversweetened as the Black Abbot (thank goodness), but still too sweet for my taste.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Time to take a bath.Very dark beer.Dark slightly creamy head that leaves a little lacing on the sides of the glass.Very malty aroma with some coffee and dark chocolate.The flavor has a slightly smokey taste to it,medium sweet maltiness,coffee,chocolate slight bitterness to it but it doesn't last very long,And theres one other flavor there that is hard to describe,very diffrent almost a medicinal quality in the flavor.The after taste is malty with a coffee ish taste.The finish is very smooth,and slightly thin in the feel.Over all a pretty decent brew.I wonder if any one has put this in there bath water yet,like it say's to do on the label.
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Interesting to say the least. Nice deep dark black appearance. Pleasant, malty aroma, kind of a smoky tinge to it - usua;lly do not like smokjy flaovr - but does well here. Have to laugh at the label - Bathbeer - Monastery fun - the taste of paradise!