Brewed by Krombacher Privatbrauerei Kreuztal
Style: Schwarzbier
Kreuztal-Krombach, Germany


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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
The full-flavoured beer with a fine and malty taste.

Un plaisir noir avec une marque grille.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
GoufCustom (1870) - HONG KONG - DEC 4, 2013

500 ml bottle bought at TASTE in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong.

Clear opaque Cola black colour; Half finger head and off white foam which last for 1 minute; Good sticky lacing and active carbonation; Aroma of fairly light roasted malt, with light toffee, sugar, light caramel, light chocolate, thin cream, black coffee and hay; Light sweet taste of roasted malt, with light wet cardboard, unsweetened Cola, light black coffee, faint nuts, hint of citrus, liquorices and hay; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is blackish near-water, with related Schwarz tastes like chocolate, toffee, etc are near zero. Even its Coke taste nothing like Diet nor Zero, just completely unsweetened and void. WTF... Hoppiness is hay in nose, thin lemon and straw in taste. Liquorices gives noticeable low bitterness for low-fi finish; Wet after taste, very easy and slightly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is essentially a Milwaukees Best Premium disguised in black - desperately low in aroma, body and palate nearly identical to water, and close to tasteless bar hop extract. Drain pours after half a glass. Avoid!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
From a 11.2 FL.OZ bottle, I smell lite roasted coffee and faint wood. I taste smoky wood, brown sugar, some caramel and malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cuso (8287) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle from local Tesco. Dark brown color with small off-white head. Aroma roasted malt, caramel. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, plum jam(!). Sweet fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34 (2390) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Draft sample. Near black in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of sulfur, pils malt, mild chocolate and a bit of roast. Very mild classic German Pilsner flavour, with a bit of chocolate and light roast coffee on the back end. Light bodied with a quick mineral-like finish. Not overly complex, but not bad at all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14104) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Draft - Dark malts, toffee and prunes. Dark brown and clear with a brown head. Toasted malts and dark sugars with a bit of grain. Pretty light and watery for a dark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinte (549) - Udine, ITALY - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle 0.5L. Dark brown body with a huge, frothy, tan head, mostly lasting with nice lacing. Moderate malty (roasted, light caramel) aroma with notes of coffee. Moderate-to-heavy bitter flavour with an average-to-long lasting finish. Light body with watery texture; soft carbonation; light metallic feeling in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (2388) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 23, 2013
BOTTLE 50CL. Head: beige, medium, frothy to creamy, avg. retention. Colour: dark amber almost black, clear. Aroma: roasted, mildly sweet and oily notes like halva. Taste: not much roast per se, but a light roasty acidity, light bitter finish. A nice "stouty" aroma, but quite a thin body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hens (736) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2013
0.5L bottle. Smoky, woody aroma. Low bitter caramel, sour soy sauce or something, stale. Watery end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
May 2012. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with caramel, but somewhat thin and watery. Sweet finish and not that balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
darioklc (742) - Karlovac, CROATIA - SEP 19, 2013
It has nice clear dark brown color. Its light bodied and preety carbonated. Its slightly fruity sweet with touch of hops. Very nice beer.

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