Schwarze Tinte
Tölzer Mühlfeldbräu

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Tölzer Mühlfeldbräu
Foreign / Export Stout
Ranked #63
Ranked #25,331
3.64 | pDev: 9.34%
Sep 13, 2022
Oct 19, 2019
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.51/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
OMG what is this? This could be the best stout that I ever had!!! (After Sierra and ye Ol’ Viscosity, of course)
But seriously, and this is coming from a person who’s not that fond of stouts… to such an extent that I have been avoiding this beer from the Aldi 11er pack to the very end and I had this pretty random after having come home late one night, without even pouring it out into a pitcher (boo!)
But I was expecting something else. Your usual stour. Which this was not.
Was pitch black, yes, but first of all it smelled quite bready, quite unusual for a stout. And then I tasted it and it felt - hoppy! It felt like drinking a bakery product of some sort! I couldn’t pinpoint the roasted barley, instead had rye bread all over, which I love. And the usual stout, nowhere to be found.
Wow. This was quite new to me, could it be more like a porter instead? or a stout but then why is it so different? Because of the rye malts?
I think I shouldn’t have underestimated this beer. This was something novell, hoppy, interesting, exciting, fresh. Not sure how y’all would feel about it but I liked it. A lot.
Sep 13, 2022
Rated: 3.28 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Oct 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Olesjm from Kansas

3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Dark brown black and opaque with a very short lived tan head.
S: sweet, dark fruit, roasty malt, and possibly belgian candi syrup.
T: sweet, dark fruit, relatively balanced and finishes clean.
M: medium body, leaning towards thin. No noticeable carbonation.
O: a little thinner and less roasty than I'd expect from an export stout. Easy drinking and clean.
Aug 13, 2021
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 15, 2021
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Reviewed by angrybabboon from Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Consumed 5/4/21 (review from notes)
Brewer's Advent Calendar 2020 #13

Dark brown, some clarity despite how dark it is, small head that fades quickly
Dark grains, chocolate malts, grain tea, caramel, sour notes, a nuttiness that would be more appropriate for a brown ale, light roast, light bitterness, light sweetness
On the light side of medium, not particular smooth, very low carbonation

I had low expectations for a German stout, and somehow this was still disappointing. It drinks more like a brown ale with some burnt malts thrown in.
May 07, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by BlueSpader from Washington

Feb 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Beautiful. Fantastic head production, retention, and lacing. Ebony body.

Cola, char, prune, toast, burnt coffee, a touch of cream. Straight forward nose.

Similar on the profile: red grape, toffee, toast, prune, cola, bitter chocolate, light cream, coffee. Nothing particularly notable, but a quite tasty straightforward stout at a modest ABV, an improvement on Guinness with no off flavors.
Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Light black with brown edging, tan head. Aromas of herbal hops atop fig, smoke, molasses and slight nuts. Taste is much the same, but with a dry cocoa that stands out strongly, slight metal in place of the nuts. Feel is thin, earthy, herbal for style, and short lived. Forgettable
Dec 30, 2020
Rated: 3.49 by uncleotis from Illinois

Dec 25, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Dec 21, 2020
Rated: 3.26 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Dec 21, 2020
Rated: 3.73 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Dec 13, 2020
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Dark, nutty brown body with slow-dying khaki head. Grainy, slightly roasted malt aroma and that’s about it. Light body, dry, some roasted malts, pretty bland as no real flavors come through at all although it finishes easy with a hint of sweetness.
Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Beer #13 in the Costco Advent Calendar.

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and a lot of lacing.

This smells like roast, smoke, a sort of herbal bitterness, and light chocolate.

I wouldn't really expect a stout from a German brewery to really push my buttons, and my expectations have been met. It's got a fairly roasty astringency, and finishes pretty thin. There's not a ton of sweetness, which isn't a deal breaker - it's just the bitter character is uninteresting, too.

This is light bodied, thin, with not enough creaminess. It's definitely drinkable, however, and goes down very easily.

There's not much to recommend here. It wasn't horrible, but I don't need to have it again.
Dec 03, 2020
Rated: 3.63 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Dec 02, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
a very mild stout - not much malt flavor
Nov 26, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by foghornleghorn22 from Virginia

Oct 30, 2020
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 50 cL can into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a dark brown hue with 1-2 inch frothy tan head with good retention.
S: Light caramel malt with slight roast. Delicate cola. Much lighter aroma than I was expecting.
T: Lightly roasted caramel malt. Hints of toffee and creme brûlée.
M: Light body. Lightly roasted malt sweetness.
D: A passable, but uninspired offering.
Aug 04, 2020
Rated: 3.66 by TheRock7755 from Georgia

Mar 08, 2020
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Another of the Costco Advent box I inherited from a friend. And, as is the case for several of the beers in this box, the actual brewer is different from the apparent "regular" brewer of the specific brand. No matter, the can says Kalea, so I'm going with that.

Deep brown color with a tan head that requires a fairly vigorous pour to end up with a bubbly 1/2 inch.

Aroma is not roasty at all, which was a surprise. The aroma is quite subdued, but gives hints of non-citrus tree fruits, apple perhaps or pear. Hints of caramel, maybe, and very slight spice. Frankly, the aroma is so weak it is difficult to parse it.

Some roastiness finally makes an appearance in the initial taste. The roast remains throughout and lingers into the aftertaste. Other flavors in the initial taste are caramel sweetness. The hops present an earthiness in the middle, but no bitterness to speak of. The middle and finish also includes a slight spiciness. As with the aroma, the taste is also light and subdued.

The body is thin, but has enough there to avoid being too thin.

Easy to drink and refreshing (which is not an adjective I would normally expect to use with an export stout). Despite the ABV, I'm left with the impression of a light stout. Enjoyable enough, but this beer can't quite decide what it is.
Mar 03, 2020
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate chestnut brown + cola brown + garnet red colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering a little more than 95% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted + dark + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. Hints of earthy hops and a touch of anise/licorice.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted + dark + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of anise/licorice. Finally there is a light flavors of earthy hops. Light amounts of roasty bitterness which lingers in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable though a touch thin in mouthfeel and overall a little lighter in flavor + aroma than expected.
Jan 16, 2020
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
16oz can poured into 14oz teku. poured a solid black color with a half-inch of tan head that had decent retention and light lacing.

The aroma was fairly typical, solid malts, light roast, and a slight touch of sweetness.

Fairly similar on the tongue, except for a bit of a metallic sharpness on the finish.

The body was thinner than preferred for the style, smooth, and had a semi-sweet finish.

Drinkability was fine, I enjoyed it well enough, but wouldn't seek it out again.

Overall, nice enough for a ticking beer.
Jan 10, 2020
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Reviewed by Bottek007

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Looks good w smell, some toast. Taste not typical stout; bitter ending
Overall fine. Wouldn't get it again. Moderate heavy alcohol. Better in the season
Jan 08, 2020
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
For a stout this was fairly hoppy with a lot of piney and citrus hops to go along with the roasted malts, chocolate, herbs, burnt coffee grinds, cocoa powder and metallic notes. A slight bitterness ties it all together and let’s the malts bring a lot of complexities with each sip. Overall a pretty good beer.
Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tinte helps answer my request for more micros in the Kalea Advent calendar.

Looks are average, dark with ruby tinges and pours an inviting head (next time, add some lace.)
Smells are common, mostly dark malts roasted to produce dark fruits; but simple, probably from a standard ale yeast.
Tastes up the quality with balance, particularly the end when there is a subtle drying sensation. Medium body, enough bubbles.

Sits in my mouth with enough scrubbing power that I had this Collab with a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch and went on with the day happier than it started.

I could not find Tolzer's English button, so this is a truncated brewer review based on the pictures I found. Tolzer Muhlfeldbrau does pay homage to the German Purity laws with a photo of the 17th Century scriptures. On the plus side, Tolzer is in the mountains, but have outlets in Munich. So I give them some decent OA Hugs for getting into the Kalea Calendar and, perhaps, evangelizing the micro-revolution in the heart of brewing's most conservative tradition.
Jan 04, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by ChrisG523 from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 3.65 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Dec 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 500 ml can into a snifter glass.
L - Pours a black color with a slight white head.
S - Smells of licorice.
T - Tastes malty with a slight taste of licorice.
F - Medium body and lightly carbonated.
O - Interesting Beer.
Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Dec 23, 2019
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Rated by pkalix from California

3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
smells like Johnson Baby Powder.....? not bad. defintely not an 'american' stout..... another Costco advent Calendar reject from a friend at work....
Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 3.82 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Dec 21, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Dec 21, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Medium body but carbonation felt too high
Aroma is barely there,not strong at all but theres roasted malt,dark fruit,dark black coffee
Taste is much more noticeable than aroma hinted at with plenty of roasted malt and dark fruit along with black coffee. Taste is almost dry
Dec 19, 2019
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500mL can, EXP 05/2021. 2019 Kalea/Costco Advent calendar. Dark brown/mahogany colored ale with a tan head that fizzles away rather quickly. Aroma is dark malts, roasted barley, caramel, and a hint of anise. Flavors are well balanced with plenty of flavor: roasted barley, French roast coffee, dark chocolate, dark caramel, grain, anise, and earthy hops - seems kind of like a Schwarzbier although this must be brewed with ale yeast, making it a stout. Body is medium, lower carbonation, balanced finish with char and dark chocolate lingering. Pretty good overall; just seems to be missing something, but I can't place it.
Dec 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by Brianito from Tennessee

Dec 19, 2019
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Rated by selecter70 from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Decent soft schwarzbier with a bit of stout body. Enjoyable
Dec 18, 2019
Rated: 4 by Marvicsin from California

Dec 18, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by gefinley from California

Dec 18, 2019
Rated: 3.67 by roadhouse from Florida

Dec 18, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by Impetuous from Montana

Dec 18, 2019
Schwarze Tinte from Tölzer Mühlfeldbräu
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 49 ratings