Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours a beautiful clear and warm dark brown with a tint of red and a rough, beige head. Lightly sweetish aroma of roasted malt. Medium body, roasted malt and some pumpernickel notes. Has a light nuttiness with a fairly bitter finish - a bitterness from both malts and hops. 131108
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep red beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel and fruit. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of fruit as well as lighter notes of caramel and bread.
yespr (29426) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep brown with a light orange glare and a small off-white head. Mild roasted and light spiced aroma. Sweet and roasted malt flavour with a light chocolate smoothness and with a distinct bitterness coming through into a mild roasted malt finish.
joergen (19354) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown coloured with a small beige head.
Fruity aroma of caramel with notes of malts and rye bread.
Sweet flavour of caramel, rye bread and hops with notes of dried fruits.
Dry hoppy finish.
jeverszeuge (543) - GERMANY - OCT 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark coppe colour, nearly black. roasty ant toffee-like smell and similar start. caramel and chocolate. some hops in the middle, but the roastedness is dominant. roasty finish with hints of hops.
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Big beige head. Aroma was is roasted malt and some nice caramel´. Taste was roasted with lots of caramel and bread!
thewolf (10703) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ a corner pub in Brno.
Pours deep mahogany with a small, creamy, beige head. Fine lacing and okay duration - nice looking beer. Aroma is sweet, very lightly roasted, light chocolate. Fine mouthfeel, surprisingly dry. Flavour is nowhere near as sweet as the aroma (which is a very good thing). Quite ashy, hard roasted with a fine, sweet chocolate finish. Very nice and very drinkable.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Deep rubyish amber colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, some slight rye, bready and also caramel. Flavour is about the same with a rather sweet touch to all the roasted and quite burnt notes. Wellbalanced and good.
KnutAlbert (5719) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in a cellar bar in Prague.
Very dark beer, beige head.
Roasted malt, tast, bread crust when you forgot the bread in the overn for five minutes too long. A sooty sourness that plays around with sweet malt. Truly great.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
How: Tap at Kralovstvi, Prague
The look: Dark ruby body with a large beige head
To me a typical Czech Tmavé (Czech Black Lager) is: Dark malts and barely any roastiness sensation. Some dark fruits flavours (raisins with a little figs, dates and prunes) wrapped in smooth dark caramel (borderline toffee) and a subtle chocolate note. A bit bready. Moderately sweet without much hops presence and only a mild bitterness (voluntary unbalanced it seems). Very smooth body, like a watery cream.
This one: As above but a bit sweeter and on the toffee side than average. A little prune juice flavour didn’t sit very well with the rest of the beer.