Brewed by San Miguel
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines


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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cerveza Negra has roasted malty notes which extends to its taste. It is full-flavored and full bodied. Bitterness is moderate but still smooth.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours clear garnet dark brown with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet malt, sugar cane juice, a hint of molasses and grass. Flavor is sweet malt, corn, molasses, sweet grass and light metallic notes. Light to medium body, oily and syrupy, lightly carbonated. Not a fan, unmitigated malt sweetness and off tastes. Doesn’t look half bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (893) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 30, 2014
She pours a dark brown colored body with a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head that dies immediately. Some light lacing coats the sides of the glass but ends up sliding at a good pace. The smell has a gentle soothing molasses/dark fruits invading my nose in a very dark sweet sort of way, comes through slightly smoky and roasty, some brown sugar ends up entering in more so as it warms. The taste is mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors, slight sweet sugary aftertaste but nothing too invading as its slightly partial; no finish. The palate sits about a medium of sorts on the body with a slightly moderate amount of carbonation coating the mouth and tongue in a decent way. Overall, this is a decent Euro dark lager and I will commend San Miguel for taking a style that isn’t widely accepted and making a decent stab at it. For me, I think I could have this again even though I don’t know how fresh this is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnnnniee (2033) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle from Bert’s labeled Cerveza Negra Pours a solid dark brown with clear ruby highlights at the edges and a huge creamy off white head that takes forever to dissipate. Aromas of molasses overwhelm me as soon as I get beer to meet glass. Hints of smoke, roast, and chocolate round out the aroma, but my God this smells like sugary unfermented molasses mostly. Wow the flavor does not stray from the aroma much. Sweet brown sugar and molasses run the show here. Light prunes and plums in the flavor as well and little to counter the malty or adjuct-y sweetness in this beer. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet thick sugary syrupy mouthfeel. I have no way to tell how old this bottle is but I suspect it may be less than fresh. That said the burnt sugar and molasses seem to be all this beer offers, it reminds me more of the barley malt sodas that I had in the Caribbean than actual beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Clear dark brown pour with good mahogany highlights and fair ring of tan head. Pours almost like cola. Slightly metallic, but I think that is coming from the hops, which add just enough bitterness to balance out the sweet toffee and caramel malted notes. Kinda has a touch of sour twinge to it also. Definitely the best local beer by far. But that really isn’t saying very much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (580) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Dark fruity smells..plum...taste is so disappointing...watery and nothing to it...tiniest malt, no hops

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Reddish brown with cream colored head. Sweet toffee aroma with sweet malty-sugary flavor. Medium bodied with low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patxa (179) - MEXICO - OCT 31, 2013
The roasted malts make of this brew one of the more decent mainstream beers in Asia. Good aroma of roasted chocolate beans and caramel. Dark ruby color, small tan head, no lace. Nice taste of roasted malts, mid sweetness, not hoppy. Abrupt finish with a bit of smokiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a dark cola color with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasty with a bit of coffee influence. Fairly sweet. Reminds me of licorice. Lighter on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
armando629 (2381) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 5, 2013
0,33 l bottle as a gift.
Clear brown appearance with a small lacing tan head that diminishes quickly. Aroma of sourish yeast and some roasted malt, ash, caramel. Weak body, grass, some caramel and burnt coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shaney (2429) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2013
Dunkelbraun mit hellbraunem Schaum. Würzmalziges Aroma nach Toast und etwas Karamell. Im Geschmack gar etwas röstig geraten. Kerniges Dunkel, dass überraschend gut ist!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdInSaltLake (517) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Caramel sweet, fruity aroma. Sweet malt flavor; brown sugar, light caramel. Tiny roasted malt flavor.

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