monteiths black beer – review

All hail the ale

Vital statistics:

  • dark ale
  • 5.2% APV
  • brewed in Auckland new zealand
  • 330 ml


like most of the monoteith line it came in a 330ml bottle with a very simple label that goes to great lengths to talk up the greatness of brewing in new Zealand, well its not a bad dark ale so they might be on to something here.

the Beer itself was black in colour (if only the title had told me) with a single finger head that quickly disappeared. all in all a pretty solid dark head, if only the head had stayed for the life of the beer.



i got a massive hit of coffee bean with a very subtle malt undertone, made Paul a very happy chap.



it had a very understated taste of coffee with a malty after taste, not very strong and i felt it was somewhat lacking…

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