flying_pig (1646) - SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2013
330ml Bottle from Lupe Pinto Deli, Glasgow (£1.49): BlackBeerPG (884) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Rich, roasted malts aroma with a touch of sweetness and quite a bit of chocolate. There are a few hops but these are light and subtle. I could detect a touch of alcohol, some mild coffee and more sweetness with syrup as the drink settles.
Dark mahogany colour with red tinges and a bubbly looking, thin head that is a brownish white and settles about half a centimetre tall. There is a touch of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Sweet with nice roasted malts and a solid chocolate flavour. There is some light caramel and coffee with a nice earthy taste too.
Light medium & sweet with a good balance and a smooth, dry finish.
A definite step up from the other Alhambra beers I’ve tried. There was a great balance to the beer and the roasted malts are complimented beautifully by the sweetness and the touches of chocolate.
Black in color, crisp, clean, smooth, rich, malty, balanced, paired well with tapas dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Interesting that my bottle called this a dark lager. Pretty nice, with some wheat hints. Not quite a czech dunkel, but pretty good for my first beer from Spain. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle pours dark brown with a healthy tan head and some light lacing. Aroma is moderate roast malt and chocolate fudge smothered in caramel. Flavor shows the same. Dry and exceptionally well balanced. I must say I was suprisingly impressed with this one. Really nice and easy drinking. Not at all burnt or ashy. I think i’ll have another one! HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Fairly light bodied with a nice head that disspates quickly. This beer is atypical black lager. It has some roasted notes and some chocolate flavors. A somewhat sweet lingering finish
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Had this one bottled in Valparaiso, Indiana. Deep reddish-brown pour, opaque, with a thick tan head. Gentle coffee and malty nose, with a bit of sweetness, continues into the flavor. Lots of coffee malts, some caramel and butterscotch. Smooth finish. Pretty good! mkel07 (6383) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2010
330ml bottle. Dark and tinged with red flecks throughout and capped with a moderate creamy tan head. Roasted malt and caramel aromas come to the fore and carry through to the flavour. Light on the palate with an aniseed aftertaste. Very pleasant. johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle. Black with a medium head. Some maltiness and a stout like texture. Pleasant but still pretty ordinary. Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Delicate but pleasant malt aroma, some very faint molasses, a dark bready note and hints of old wood and prune. Attractive deep reddish brown color, filtered, with a very scant head. Flavor profile is quite subtle; darkly sweet, fruity and tangy, and with some light chocolate and nuttiness on the finish, which is also gently bitter and grainy. Body is light, the palate rather thin and highly effervescent. Well balanced and actually pretty impressive. Thanks to matta for this rare Spanish lager. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Pours very nice dark black color with medium amount of frothy light brown head. Aroma roasted malts and a bit of coffee and a bit of earthy hops. Flavor is caramel malts but not overly sweet, nice bitter balance, slight earthiness about it. Overall, very enjoyable.