Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2005
"Monastery Fun" - Nice labeling. "A nature-left product with the active components: natural carbonic acid, beer yeast, hop and alcohol." Doesn’t this part of the commercial description make you want to dive right in to this one? Actually, it’s pretty good. It pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a slight tan head. The aroma is mainly roasted malts with some caramel and coffee added on. The flavor is all roasty with coffee, chocolate, caramel, and some smoke. There’s a small hit of the hops in the finish right before the final caramel sweetness kicks in one last time. Good schwartz. MoritzF (9901) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2005
(bottle) Dark brown to opaque colour with a medium foamy almost brown head with nice lace. Roastmalty aroma and a clear nose of caramel. Soft moderately sweet start with a malty taste and a note of coffee with a well-balanced malty hoppy dry finish with only light bitterness. A enjoyable Schwarzbier which could have a little more body. beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2005
bottle. Bath beer eh? people in Germany pour this into their bath water...ok but this bottle cost me about $3.80...I mean wow, better be really good for your skin or something! Anyways, I drank mine...poured a dark dark amber black with a foamy tan head that diminished, very very sweet malt taste, definite chocolate taste to it, some roasted flavor, so sweet though...I was almost put off by the sweetness, but i did enjoy it. thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2005
Pours a jet black with no head at all. Aroma is of a roasted cream. Very sweet smelling. Flavor is very smooth and creamy. A very earthy and peat flavor mixed with some sweet vanilla is how i would describe this one. Very sweet and thick and a differnt kind of a nice style. rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
Dark blackish hue, with an elusive foam, burnt toast, roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, burnt grains aromas follow through a medium-bodied palate, with dark coffee, roasted coffee grains, hint of cacao saying hello!, within a discreet bitterness finish, coming from his roasted malt. only my nose had the chance to take a bath in this beer.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Pours black with tan head. Nose is smoky and reminds me of peat moss. Flavor is strange. Roasted chocolate malt. Thin body with little mouthfeel. Not a favorite. Ron (3959) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2005
One bottle from ’Beers of the world’ as a Christmas present. I do not enjoy beers with notes of coffee or a smokey malt taste. jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Pours with a one-finger tan head that fades to nothing leaving no lace. Almost black. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is roasted coffee. Starts like a mild porter with some roasted coffee at the finish. $3.04 for a 500ml bottle from Oliver’s Beverages Albany, NY. humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Flavor = toffee rich malts with a coffee touch. Carbonation is medium while head low. Deep red-black and tanic. If you need a bath, evidently, this is the beer for you. Aroma of sour molasses malts. Light hops. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
It took me awhile to guess the style but I finally remembered the word "Schwarzbier." Haven’t had any Schwarzbiers in awhile I guess. Deep red-brown body, thin/medium light cream head. Roasty and rather chocolatey aroma, also very bready. Tart body with chocolate, toast, burnt caramelized sugars, earthy bready tones, and leafy hops. Pretty complex overall and very smooth. Sometimes borders on being a bit too thin-bodied but the malt complexity always comes to the rescue.