This beer doesn’t taste smoked. And that’s mostly because it’s not a smoked beer, but it is made by one of the most reputable brewers who happens to have a solid selection of smoky beers, so you can say that reputation had a hand in getting this into the tabernacle. But this is good beer nonetheless. It tastes a bit too bitter for what I would call ideal. But lets get down to brass tacks, I’m a bit drunk at the moment. This is like rich peoples beer. I like rich people’s things. I own some rich people’s things because they weren’t paying attention. Slight bits of bitters down in there. I like golf. I used to drive an Infinity. This beer has metallic notes in there, like iron, and not like copper. Final score = 5. These folks have made other beers that SBM has ranked, by the way.
|Beer Name||Schwarze 90|
|Brewer’s Description||For a Russian Imperial weighing in at nearly 12%, Schwarze 90 has a surprisingly citrusy, grapefruity and piney nose and palate. The trademark rich, creamy Gänstaller mouthfeel is backed up with plenty of bitter roastiness in the finish. A truly unique dark crossover bottom-fermented beer, with the brewery’s typically huge but balanced flavors on display.|
|Food Pairings||Hamburgers, pub food, eat with big bites, chug beer|
|Brewer Location||Hallerndorf, Germany|
|Alcohol content by volume||11.9%|
|IBU (International Bitterness Units)||unimportant|
|Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark)||5|
|Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns)||2|
|Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks||2|
|Sausage detection? Y or N||N|
|Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil)||4.5|
|Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high)||5|
Here’s my hi tech translucency tool for the color metric (SRMs for the overly informed). Science.
Ganstaller Brau’s website is not OK. But we do have the Shelton Brothers