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

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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


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 (5714) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7877) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
InPivoVeritas (243) - 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.

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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ferencmato (47) - 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 (687) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graphirus (48) - - NOV 21, 2013
A - Pours dark brown, almost black beer with a generous beige foamy head that slowly dissipates. Moderate lacing S - Strong roasted malts. Chocolate and coffee notes. I can detect some yeast aroma. T - Again roasted malts. Medium bitterness that stays for long. Maltiness is evident with some notes of caramel and toasted coffee. M - In the mouth feels medium-bodied, medium carbonation O - A very good Dark Ale with the right amount of bitterness to make it easy to drink and pretty enoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tampierre (775) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2013
Bottled , Prague , CZ , Malt,roasted,caramel,bread and light chocolate aroma , Clear ruby brown color with smaller lacing head , Medium sweet taste with nice longer finish , Soft carbon , Medium body , Pleasant beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gurthnar (1628) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 7, 2013
Tap at Hostinec Richtar Jakub. Aroma caramel, ripe apples, light smoke(?). Creamy off-white head, clear cola colour. Taste like a second running of a cheap coffee. Watery, washing rag. Bitter astringent aftertaste. This one is a step in wrong direction.


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