Krombacher Dark - Krombacher Brauerei
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Reviews by chinchill:
3.95/5 rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
300ml brown bottle with both production (4 May 2011) and "best before" dates (4 May 2012) on the back label. [bravo!]
A: This "dark" beer is really dark: near opaque with reddish-brown highlights at the edges. The large dark tan head picks up some of the coloration, having traces of reddish-orange. Certainly a good looking beer before the head dies.
Aroma: rich but not very complex, featuring medium and dark malts with a hint of smoke. Faintly reminiscent of Negro Modelo, but much richer and better.
T: Dominated by roasted/toasted malts, some spicy hops make a noticeable and well proportioned contribution to a fine schwarzbier. Very tasty yet neither bitter nor sweet. Finishes with a lasting toasted malt flavor with hints of smoke, spicy hops and coffee.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with perfect carbonation. Some appreciated dryness in the finish.
O - easy recommendation for malt lovers, this one has plenty of rich dark malt flavor, mostly dark roasted without any off- or burnt-flavor qualities. A very fine German dark beer. Reminds me of the world-class Andecher. Despite nearly identical ratings, the taste is better than the aroma and really outstanding for style.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2011 00:47:11 | More by chinchill
More User Reviews:
3.16/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
The beer comes in a dark brown, almost black.
The aroma is light roasted malt, metallic notes.
The flavor follows with a light porter-like roasted malt. Then onto a hint of German spicy hops. A decent amount of metallic flavor and lack of mid and back palate.
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2014 05:17:02 | More by dar482
Krombacher Dark from Krombacher Brauerei
78 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.