MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark chocolate and roasted nuts slither sensually onto the fruitiness. Vegetal notes worry through the roastiness.
Roasted malts offer bitterness towards the end, and chocolate sweetness upfront. A mineral dryness and vegetal leafiness don’t exactly blend well with the aforementioned malt evolution. Either this beer is much better on tap (which is highly possible), or it is very variable in bottles. Or both. Anyway, I feel I didn’t get the quality some of my fellow raters tasted.
Forgetting something in the stove just a little too long.
shrubber85 (8107) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut color with moderate head. Slightly sweet chocolate and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Light body. Okay but very light.
JorisPPattyn (8098) - 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!
gnoff (8009) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 First rating
(Draught at Dum Vina u Zavojy, Praha - though bloody expensive!)
Served as "Cerny Hora Granat 12 tmavy lezak". Very dark brown color, fluffy lasting brown head. Acidic malty scent. Acidic metalliic malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Paid 70 kcz for a 30 cl draught beer, the second most expensive beer for me ever in Prague. It wasn’t worth it... At least it gets a new rating.
Draught at Cernohorska pivnice in Brno on May 18, 2009
Slight bit hazy dark copper to brown color, fluffy light brown head. Malty and huge butterscotch cent. Butterscotch, malty, sweet taste. A bit thin mouthfeel, rather low co2. Low bitterness. Herbal hoppy aftertaste.
Scopey (7650) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Fergus on the train to the Cotteridge Convention. It pours clear deep red-brown with a small white head. The nose is soft, sweet malty goodness, toasty brown sugar, caramel and mild spice. The taste is clean, bitter-sweet, cola, caramel, toasty, cardboard, mild toast and coffee with a dryish finish. Medium body and foamy carbonation. Smooth, balance and rather drinkable. Good Tmavy.
Skinnyviking (7341) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Low but lasting off-white head. Verz dark red brown bodz. Hard roasted caramel hops malt aroma. Bittersweet malty caramel nut hops flavor. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste.
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 24, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bit of a nothing beer. cola sweetness with a bit of soy and quite thin for a 12 degree
Svesse (6516) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Dark brown colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with dark bread, toasty malt, chocolate, hints of coffee and prunes. Malty, roasted taste with notes of coffee, chocolate, dark bread, raisins and a balanced spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with just a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Nice one.
DSG (6471) - 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.
larsga (6356) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Beautiful dark red body. Malty strawy raisiny aroma with roasty wild berry notes. Dry-sweetish strawy roasty papery taste with raisiny wooden notes. Harmonic and balanced. Mild mouthfeel. Clean. Dry wooden roasty wild berry aftertaste. Very nice, and highly drinkable, if slightly acrid. (0.5l bottle from Pivovarsky Klub, Prague.)