Brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Schwarzbier
Kulmbach, Germany


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RATINGS: 865   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Mönchshof Schwarzbier- "the Black Pils"- is a brewing wonder and a brew-lover's dream. Supremely drinkable, dry and beautifully hopped, yet loaded with dark malt flavor.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Madtown1 (13) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Sweet flip-top bomber. Inviting brown colored beer with a nice tan to light brown colored head. This beers aroma is mostly of grain and patent malt with hints of chocolate/charred malt and smoke. Starts out almost dry with a strong malt flavor. Very much a heavily roasted malt beer, a bit of sweetness coming through with the ample carbonation hits your tongue. The flavors become really more pronounced once you let this one warm up. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a tasty beer that I will definitely drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (2105) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2017
From old tasting notes. Huge tan head sits on top of a deep reddish brown liquid. Sweet toasted malt aroma has hints of earthiness and chocolate. Roasted malt flavor with a well balanced hop character. Good bittersweet undertones and caramel nuances. Nice dry hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerstar88 (579) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2017
Schwarz im Glas, kein Durchblick, cremige und sehr gut haltende Schaumkrone. Röstmalziger Antrunk, leichte Säure mit Kaffeenoten gepaart, Hopfenbittere im Abgang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMR (752) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2017
By far the best beer by the Monchshof brewery. In contrast to their other beers is this a nice aromatic, strong tasting beer with character. I enjoyed it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kleg (207) - The Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Draft. Pitch black pour with a small beige head and good retention. Great lacing. Smooth and very dark roasted malt with no coffee flavors. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1792) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, leather, sweet, roasted malt. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, slightly hazy. Taste is caramel, dark fruit, roasted malt, cereal, leather, bland, uneventful. Mouthfeel is might body, almost non-existent carbonation, dark fruit and leather aftertaste. Overall, eh. Pretty much what I expected, nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
19Oracolo78 (179) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2017
Birra dal colore scuro tonaca di frate. Schiuma fine e persistente. All’olfatto sentori di malto tostato e caffè. Al palato corpo medio con note di cioccolato amaro, caffè e malto tostato. Nel finale rimane amara. Una buona birra.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (4642) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Swing top bottle. Dark brown to black color. Nearly opaque. Cloudy. Rocky head. Pleasant aroma, chocolate, roasted grain, biscuity malty. Flavor similar to a Munich Dunkel. Rich chocolate, roasted grain, medium body. Dark malt. Nice. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (870) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2017 Ganske god mørk øl. Tilpas med sødme i smagen. Flot mørkt øl. Savner noget bitterhed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Airlifter (134) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Draft at the Flying Saucer, KC. Pours almost black with a little bit of off white head. First taste was sweet with a bit of bourbon and molasses flavors. Shortly after that my taste buds were set on fire by the San Miguel burger I had with the beer. A good beer that I need to try again without the spicy food to accompany it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McGarnigle (643) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2017
One of those nice ceramic top bottles, scratched up a bit to begin with (re-use, not recycled). This is a decent enough schwarzbier, dark, malty and thick on the tongue. On the sweet side. Very slight chocolatey roast. It’s lightness may be an issue for some, but that’s supposed to be OK for the style.

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