Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Schwarzbier
Greymouth, New Zealand


on tap

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Nice creamy head, stong malt flavour on the nose.

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Kurtos (199) - Sydney, - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Looks a bit like coca-cola except without the fizz and a slightly more dense body. Aroma. Can smell mocha espresso flavours, with also notes of cream and biscuit. Flavour. Can taste flavours of Coffee, Dark Chocolate and a slight lingering bitterness, along with general roasted grain flavours. Overall. Good beer, nice and smooth from start to finish with no off flavours. Definitely my favorite Monteiths Beer.

Ross1969 (7) - - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
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luttonm (6169) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. My brother found this somewhere out East. Gray-tan head, nice dark malty body. Looks good. Nose is a touch sweet, but with some nice roast. Body is a bit creamy, some coffee, some dark bread. Body is muted, a bit waxy. Flavors are fine but a bit underwhelming. Some burnt licorice. Fairly nice.

JuanFernandes88 (39) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2017
Nice drinkable black beer. Good dose of chocolate, coffee, caramel and biscuit. A lighter dark beer, less creamy and more carbonation. Almost like a session dark beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

explosivedog (1106) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2017
330ml bottle. Coffee, plums, smoke, toast. Little creamy as it warms. Over carbonated. Not bad.

GraemeL (37) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2016
Dark colour, white creamy head, pleasant roasted malt aroma. Similar taste, smooth. Very enjoyable.

LazyPyro (1127) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
330ml bottle. Almost black colour with a one finger creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma: light roasted malts, notes of dark fruits, coffee, chocolate. Taste: same as aroma. Texture is quite thin, as is the body. Not a bad beer but not outstanding in any way.

StuffWine (161) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2016
Poured a lively solid but fizzy black with good tan head that stayed well. Aroma dry and of faint espresso. Flavour initially mild espresso but then moves into simple dusty cocoa / dark chocolate notes. After a while than secondary flavour seems chalky. Watery on palate, yet medium body due to lively carbonation, long finish. Overall ok, something to quaff rather than savour. Perhaps a good introduction to dark brews.

Skarecrow (696) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2016
330ml bottle Roasted malt nose. Poured black with not much head. Mild bitterness with roasted malt finish. Body a bit thin. Also a touch oxidized. OK session black beer I guess.

canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2016
Poured from a tap. Smells like a less salty marmite. As a mainstream beer this is quite enjoyable. Nothing fantastic but has more flavour to it than a lot of other standard monteiths. Smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Sissio (1623) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear dark brown, brown head Hint of ash, cream, coffe, cacao, ovomaltina, amaretti Easy drinkable with complex aftertaste

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