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

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RATINGS: 111   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (2098) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, into a big Guinness glass, ABV 4.5% Dark chestnut brown on the body, two full fingers of tan head, thick and creamy, with good retention. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, the faintest of chocolate. Tastes good, more chocolate and even some coffee now, iron, light caramel. Medium thin body, average carbonation, more notable on the first sips. Overall a nice beer, tasty enough.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanCrusher (603) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle 0,50L. Clear, dark, amber brown colour with large, frothy, light brown head. Aroma of caramel, milk chocolate, mild coffee and some metallic scent. Light acidic start flavor, followed by white coffee and caramel, turns to medium bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture and lively carbonation. Classical Czech tmavy beer...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1000) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l, courtesy of CanCrusher. Clear ruby brown color with large creamy light brown head, fair lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, mild roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and grassy hops. Taste starts with light sweet caramel malt, follows by mildly roasted malt and grassy sourness, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Very drinkable everyday beer...

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenOver (52) - SLOVENIA - MAY 5, 2014
A very enjoyable black beer. It pours with a medium head, is dark brown. Aroma is gentle, taste refreshing and full. A very good dunkel beer. One of my favourites Czech beers.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (2886) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle 0,5ltr: Very dark brown colored brew with red glow. Taste is nicely dry bitter with hints of roasted malts and caramel.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (3370) - 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.

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 (2199) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tony_gorilla (156) - 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 (5672) - 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.


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