Black Forest ESB | Black Forest Brew Haus

no score
Awaiting More Ratings
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Black Forest Brew Haus
New York, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by plaid75 on 05-19-2006

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark amber with a thick off white head. Aroma of floral hops, fruits, and lots of bready malt. Flavor has lots of bready and toasted malts. Some light fruits come out too, but this beer is mostly dominated by the bready malt notes. Very enjoyable and drinkable.

 292 characters

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler filled fresh from the tap at Black Forest Brew Haus served in a standard pint glass.

Hazy, deep amber color with a beige head that settled to a layer and left spots of lacing.
The smell is toasted malt with a bit of citrusy hops in the background.
The taste is very well balanced, toasted malt upfront with a dry, bitter finish.
Light/medium bodied with low carbonation and a slightly thin feel.
Goes down easy and is not too filling.

 443 characters

Photo of plaid75
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep amber/ruby hue with a two finger foamy head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell was subtle. A bit of a malty nose - caramel and a slight toasted aroma.

The taste was rather well balanced. A good malt body with a dry hop finish. Good bittering.

The mouthfeel was average - maybe a bit on the thin side, but good overall. Good carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall a very drinkable ESB. Not a perfect example of the style, but certainly a good effort.

 487 characters

Black Forest ESB from Black Forest Brew Haus
3.59 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.