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Cervesa Del Montseny + Negra - Companyia Cervesera del Montseny

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Companyia Cervesera del Montseny visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atis on 03-18-2009)
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Reviews by tvv375ia:
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured from 11.2oz bottle into pint glass

A-dark burnt umber with 3+ finger head that sticks around awhile

S-when first pouring it into the glass my initial impression was coffee but in the glass I get chocolate and pine

T-here the coffee shows again with a little chocolate

M-lots of fizzy carbonation

O-not great or terrible but probably not something I would revisit

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 00:08:40 | More by tvv375ia
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -8.8%

07-09-2014 03:31:39 | More by KAF
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crosenkrantz

Switzerland

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

04-21-2014 21:26:26 | More by crosenkrantz
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8.8%

04-08-2014 02:45:05 | More by Fettpopps
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-02-2014 15:38:14 | More by BeerForMuscle
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

06-25-2013 20:09:11 | More by mrfrancis
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rudzud

Massachusetts

2.68/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a very nice dark brown with a good thick, creamy mocha head that left nice lacing.

S - Aroma is very nice, sweet milk chocolates, light roasted coffee notes.

T - Weird sourness to start with, almost tastes infected. Light roast..yeah..definitely tastes infected...

M - Mouthfeel is light and thin. Ugh.

O - Overall yeah, disappointed by this beer. The aroma and appearance were so nice, and then the taste just ruins it.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 21:34:24 | More by rudzud
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allenson21

New York

4/5  rDev +21.6%

06-01-2013 19:45:15 | More by allenson21
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +14%

09-15-2012 23:23:17 | More by t0rin0
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-27-2012 00:11:11 | More by JAHMUR
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mcss

New York

2.5/5  rDev -24%

06-26-2012 14:05:29 | More by mcss
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +21.6%

06-17-2012 20:21:21 | More by deapokid
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on apr´12. Black color headed by creamy, light beige, medium to small bubbled, froth. Thick crown, good retention. Roasted malt, coffee grain aromas, slightly woody touch& earthy hues. Dry bitter, a bit acidic, at first sip balanced by sweet roasted malts. Subtle fruity hints in the middle. Full to medium body, moderate carbonation. Montseny mountain water close it to Style.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 18:39:16 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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beergoot

Colorado

2.8/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Very dark brown body with a thick, tan head.

Rich, dark, sweet chocolate dominates the smell, closely followed with roasted grain and dark roast coffee.

Very strange taste, nothing like the smell. A strong sourness hits you right off. Very little roasted graininess or chocolate notes. Bitterness is pretty well-hidden behind the sour taste.

Mouthfeel is light with little body. Finishes fairly cleanly.

A very disappointing beer. If the taste could get any where near what the aroma hints at, then this would be a respectable brew. As such, this is a weak example of a stout and not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 01:56:43 | More by beergoot
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DoubleJ

California

2.4/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I know, I know....Lupulus laid an egg. But that wasn't enough to try the portfolio's stout. I'm dubbling this "Operation: Cannot Possibily Fail A Second Time". Coming out of the 330 ml format, on to the beer:

Rather attractive at first. Ink black color, slightly tanned foam, semi-soapy head that's more than a finger's thick. A few particles of sediment do appear in the glass, though you will need to look hard and close at the glass to find them. The retention and lace provided are fine. I've learned not to get overly excited about sight however, as the nose is not gernally exciting. There is a soft roasted cocoa note that I like, esters are alright, also a decent sized phenolic/band-aid aroma that interrupts whatever harmony is there. Let's go on.

A tale of two traits. In here, you get the good Irish stout flavor and also that flavor of infection. Chocolate syrup and roasted, astringent malts make a simple yet delightful flavor, and on the other hand is a bittering (like ash), somewhat plasticy tasting note that seems to take more and more space. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side, very astringent, and a little overcarbonated.

Brewing infection-free beer is a skill, and it is a skill that Cervesera del Montseny doesn't hold. For the $4.99 it cost for the bottle, I could have bought a bomber of Arrogant Bastard, or a Baconator, or a pound of bacon, or an Aventinus...whatevers, I'm over it.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 06:14:13 | More by DoubleJ
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dalecooper


3/5  rDev -8.8%

02-27-2012 14:48:42 | More by dalecooper
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SLeffler27

New York

3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A huge, dense, meringue head, similar in color to coffee ice cream, pushes clean up out of a Roosterfish pint glass. The beer is dark brown, almost black, with slight red highlights. Ultimately, lacing coats the glass as the head slowly turns to sea foam.

Sweet and malty, with molasses and malted milk. Light fruitiness and mustiness.

The flavors follow the nose, though slightly more chocolate. Sweetness dominates, but does not obliterate the bitterness which is most noticeable in the finish.

This one is creamy with a light body and fair carbonation. Ultimately, this one is quite dry.

A fine drinking beer to sit and enjoy. Unfortunately, the flavors are a bit muddy.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 12:29:00 | More by SLeffler27
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours very dark amber to black with a fluffy mocha head which dissipates over time and some lacing.

S: Roasted malts, slight hint of chocolate and a little citrusy hops.

T: Strong flavors from the roasted malts followed by unsweetened chocolate and slight bitterness. Not a lot of complexity in the taste.

M: Medium bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation.

O: Enjoyable, not the best and not the worst in the style. First Spanish beer that I reviewed and I would definitely have it again. The alcohol is easily hidden in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 21:12:22 | More by dbrauneis
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DCon

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 8.2oz Bottle of this from Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $4.99 (Highly Recommended from the Lukas Staff). Poured from the bottle that has what appears to be a Gecko on the front in black into my LongHammer IPA Pint Glass. No Freshness Date on the bottle.

Aroma- Roast Barley, Malts with awesome Chocolate Aroma! Very sweet and strong through whole smell.

Appearance- Pours a 6 finger, dark brown head! Long lasting and leaves good lacing. The body is the deepest brown you can get and opaque.

Flavor- Nice roasted grain and HUGE chocolate taste here. This is an unsweetened chocolate taste and is very creamy. Light bitterness and light coffee finish.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied, Creamy, High Carbonation, but watery and doesn't leave much on the palate.

Overall Impression- I think this is one of my top 5 stouts I've ever had! It had so much complexity, the drink keeps you thinking and discussing all the way through! This is my first beer from this Brewery and I'm glad I was able to get my hands on some @ Lukas. This was one of their featured beers and I can see why.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 05:20:40 | More by DCon
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aasher

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had to pick this bottle up at the store solely because it's from Spain. I LOVE Spain! This beer hissed upon opening. It poured a medium bodied hazelnut brown, getting darker the longer the pour. It had a two finger medium khaki head that took a couple minutes to calm down. It smells of light roasted coffee beans and roasted caramel malts. It also has a light smoke element. It's pretty dry on the nose. The flavor is a nice mix of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate. The chocolate sweetens with time. It kind of tastes like iced coffee. I'm decently surprised. It has almost a perfect mouthfeel for the style and finishes pretty well. I really didn't expect it to be of this caliber. It's a very good representation of an Irish Dry Stout. I'd recommend trying it.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 03:17:58 | More by aasher
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Translucent dark nut brown with orange edges and an expansive crown of ecru colored foam. This is a stout and not a brown ale, right? The head becomes a rocky mesa with melting and there's a fair amount of soap sudsy lace in a fishnet pattern.

The nose is half brown ale and half roasted malty stout. At least we're moving in the right direction. There's an earthiness that should not be present in the stated style, and hints of an off-aroma that might ruin things on taste bud contact.

CCM Negra Stout is a fair-to-middlin' attempt at an Irish dry stout. It's also a little better than this brewery's 'English' pale ale, but whether or not it deserves a higher score will have to be determined by the last 10 ounces.

There's a malt deficient that is responsible for a corresponding malt flavor deficit. Each sip delivers a passing glance of iced coffee, dark chocolate and bitter black tea. There are no real off-flavors... and very few on-flavors. At least they got the dry part right.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter end of a style whose typical version's mouthfeel is on the light end to begin with. It's also too buzzy to start, though to be fair, it does settle down by the middle portion of the bottle.

The bottom line is that Cervesera del Montseny Negra Stout is an average Irish dry stout. To my knowledge, Spain is not a hotbed of craft brewing. So far, it doesn't look like these guys are the ones to put them on the map.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 12:46:30 | More by BuckeyeNation
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Brought from Spain to the tasting. Pours a dark brown with thick tan head. Smells a litle bit sour, but not much that it was horrible. Flavour has a small amount of roast. Big carbonation level. Gets better as I keep drinking, though I didn't really want to keep drinking.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 20:19:24 | More by kwjd
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Jason's bottle, brought from Spain. Medium brown, big cheesy head. Sour in aroma. You can see the carbonation bubbles. Coffee grounds and horse blanket - in the taste! Even Guiness is better as a stout.Carbonation right there. Youc an drink some of it.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 18:43:50 | More by Sammy
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domtronzero

California

3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clearish brown with a huge long lasting tannish head. Lots of lacing.

S - Coffee, chocolate, raisins, lite alcohol and toasty malts.

F/M - Dark bitter baker's chocolate, coffee, roasty dark malts, lite earthy hops, moderate bitterness accentuated by the dark roasted malts. medium body with moderately high CO2, almost effervescent. Very clean finish. Lite chocolaty aftertaste.

D - Great, finishes clean and dry. Easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2010 07:00:15 | More by domtronzero
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beveritt

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: Poured from an 11.2 oz brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label is black, brown and red, depicting some type of red eyed animal and a few other minimalist shapes. No freshness coding.

Appearance: Very energetic beer requires pouring in stages. Initial pour yields 5+ fingers of medium tan head. This slowly settles to a still substantial cap of foam, leaving behind fairly good lacing. The beer itself is dark brown with hints of ruby and nearly opaque.

Smell: Strong lactic sourness against a backdrop of roasted barley and bitter coffee.

Taste: All the requisite flavors for a dry Irish stout; roasted barley bitterness, bitter coffee and dark cocoa, and an underlying acidity. Finish is not as dry as it should be, with a slightly cloying sweetness.

Mouthfeel: slightly lower than average carbonation, as expected for this style. Body is good.

Drinkability: While everything else seems to fall in place, I just can't get past some of the off flavors in the taste of this one. Too bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 01:20:14 | More by beveritt
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