Karlsberg Black Baron | Karlsberg Brauerei

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karlsberg Brauerei
Germany
karlsberg.de

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
14
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
16.12%
 
 
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of dcmchew
3.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Half liter can poured in a pint, black/dark brown, one finger fluffy tan head that lasts a little while, leaving a somewhat sticky lace.
Smell of burnt sugar, sweet dark malts, faint dark fruit, burnt grains, faint nuts and coffee.
Taste of sweet roasted malts, enriched with lots of dusty cocoa, nut peel and faint coffee bean. Some caramel, almost a bit of toffee, but very very faint raisin. Mild hop presence, a bit earthy, with a bit of bitterness balancing the sweet notes, also with a bit of oxidation.
Medium body and carbonation, a few steps far from being smooth, with an ok aftertaste, leaving aside the small metallic note, of dark bread crust, faint cocoa and German hops.
Decent, but pedestrian. Not one to throw away tho.

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Photo of stcules
2.18/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Black color, with reddish edges. Quite scarce foam, quickly falling down.
In the smell a strongly caramel maltiness, with fruity notes. Red, sugary fruitiness.
Definiltely strong sugary taste, with some burnt malt in the back. Too sweet.
Sweet in the aftertaste too, not so drinkable.
Useless.

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Photo of Boto
3.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

50cl can: This has a pretty subtantial tan head that dies down quickly. It is a brown beer that has a bit of a haze to it. The aroma is somewhat sweet, with notes of chocolate. Somewhat bready. The taste is also a bit sweet, with some notes of hops in there. A lighter body. Not a bad beer, but not a really good schwarzbier.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Dentist666
2.71/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours dark brown beer with not very dense tan head, dissipating rapidly, leaving some scanty laces. Weak caramel aroma and watery taste of roasted malts. Rather sweet and too simple. Soft carbonation, light-body and commonly disappointing impression.

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Photo of chinabeergeek
3.15/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bought in beijing

500ml can

near-black, almost stout-like, with decent tan head, but that quickly fades to nothing but a thin ring. no lacing.

aroma has some cola and coffee notes, hint of maybe molasses, but not much else.

taste is somewhat bland, to be honest. some dark bread, some moderate hop bitterness. maybe something grassy, but hard to pick out, and not much other character to the hop profile either. an acidity creeps in, which seems a little off, esp. since it slightly lingers even in the finish.

not too thin, but not exactly smooth either. prickly carbonation.

meh...

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Photo of vinivini
3.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Srecko
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Too much water in it. Taste like an expired beer! Too acid

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Photo of dbaker61
2.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Deep brown-to-black color. Poured with a nice two-finger head which died to a tan cap in about a minute. Left a little lacing down the glass.

Smell: Bready, sweet. Just a little mustiness.

Taste: A little sweet, dark bread and a touch of roast malt. Not much hoppyiness to speak of.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with just a little carbonation. Finished sweet. Not very complex.

Overall: Easy to drink, but unexciting. Maybe I was expecting more of a Rauchbier character. I'd have it again, but there are many others I'd rather have.

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Photo of Vsarmatov
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of jcbogantes
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gottesverachter
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of lolgoff
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Karlsberg Black Baron from Karlsberg Brauerei
3.04 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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