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Brewed by Pivovar Černá Hora (Pivovary Lobkowicz)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Černá Hora, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Origin of name: This beer is named after its unique garnet red-brown color (darker than most dark beers). The color of Černá Hora Granát could lead its consumer to call it a "black beer". Taste: it is characterized by its fullness, sweetness and very dark color. A high proportion of Bavarian, caramel and coloring malt based on a longstanding recipe gives the beer its unmistakable caramel taste and markedly influences its bitterness. It is distinguishable by its good head and vigor. Has won 1st place in category of dark lagers upon competition - "The Golden Cup PIVEX - BEER 1999". Winning competition "Dočesná Žatec" in 1995 -1999 years


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bailey_philip (6) - GERMANY - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Dark almost black in appearance. Taste was expected for a Tmavy Lezak. A fairly good flavor without a funky after taste that I experienced with quite a few of the local beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2004) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer and Beyond shop. Brown with beige head. Date honey, date, diacityl and some cheesecake aroma, dry, a little smoky, delicate bitter-roastiness in the mouth. Medium-bodied, dry finish. Surprisingly good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2014
Dirty-beige head, slowly collapsing over clear but dark-chestnut beer. Nose is sweet-chocolate & liquorice; further undergrowth, dark leaves, brown bread and rainwater. Rather dry, woody and again leafy flavours, with an undercurrent of sweet bread-and-chocolate. Rather good balance, as there is also a touch of acidity. Warming up, just a tad too much caramelly sweetness welling up. Very present carbonation, spritzy. Medium bodied at best, creamy head thanks to its stability. More dry than bitterish. Surprisingly good tmavý, certainly seen the deplorably poor polotmavý. Thanks, Peter!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tony_gorilla (154) - Fiskum, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle from Maria bottle shop in Krakow. Red/brown color with a dirty white head. Smells roasted, coffee and caramel. Tastes much the same.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma has mild roastiness with a light smoky note, malt, caramel, a bit of dark bread, a nutty hint and a faint diacetyl note. Slightly roasty flavor, slightly smoky, with caramel, some bread and a dry, more roasty, slightly bitter and herbal finish. Medium-bodied. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
InPivoVeritas (196) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Jan 2013. Bottle. Dark brown with big beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate with some bread. A bit roasty with medium bitterness in the finish. Malty caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, medium carbo. Too watery.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ferencmato (46) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown color, big beige long lasting head. Bready aroma, some caramel. Taste is malt and coffee; it’s pretty mild tho.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Peter_L (475) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
Flaska frĺn SB. Mörk rubinfärgad vätska och gräddigt skum. Doft av kaffe, choklad och lätt bränd karamell. Mjuk munkänsla. Kort eftersmak.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsurkan_sergey (42) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - JAN 20, 2014
Color - dark brown, almost black, to light - opaque. Foam = 4 - hearty, medium firmness, color cream. Aroma = 4.5 - rich, black patent malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate, hops are not felt. Taste = 4.5 - full body, good burnt bitterness, dry (taste like dry stouts), and hints of coffee, light sweetness in the aftertaste. Indeed, a great dunkel.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (2837) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Pours clear brown with a small head, aroma is roasted with chocolate and chemical notes, flavor is roasted with chocolate and hop bitterness, medium bodied.


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