CanCrusher (670) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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...
Kita (1202) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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...
BenOver (113) - SLOVENIA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
goozen (3073) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Very dark brown colored brew with red glow. Taste is nicely dry bitter with hints of roasted malts and caramel.
zvikar (3738) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
bailey_philip (6) - GERMANY - APR 12, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
kerenmk (2613) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tony_gorilla (157) - Fiskum, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Maria bottle shop in Krakow. Red/brown color with a dirty white head. Smells roasted, coffee and caramel. Tastes much the same.
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
JorisPPattyn (8035) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!