Krombacher Dark - Krombacher Brauerei

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Krombacher DarkKrombacher Dark

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BA SCORE
78
okay

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Krombacher Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2009)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance-Almost opaque dark brown to black with a tan foam.

Smell-Coffee. Earth. Earth that was just rained on and turned into mud.

Taste-Honey and brown sugar. The coffee has almost entirely disappeared. Strange sweetness.

Mouthfeel-Medium bodied, not overly heavy for a black beer which I like a lot.

Overall-Not bad. Easy drinking for something so dark. Clean even though the sweetness on the palate may be a little overpowering.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 2/5/13. Best before 2/5/14.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of beer form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is mainly of malt and caramel-like aromas. Taste is much the same with dark roasted malt and burnt toast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an pretty good beer that is easy to drink but the flavors are better on the aftertaste than at first sip.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark brown with a very thick two finger tan head. Great head retention and lacing. Quite impressive.

The aroma has a nice caramel and toast note along with grassy hops so typical in the style. There is a nice balance between the roast and hops although I wish the toastiness was a little more prominent.

Much less roast in the flavor although there is a healthy dose of caramel. Bread and grassy hops in the background but all of the flavors are quite subtle overall. Just a light bitterness and oily mouthfeel with a bit of sticky in the finish.

Overall. a decent schwarzbier but a little underwhelming. I prefer the original pils.

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Krombacher Dark from Krombacher Brauerei
78 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.