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

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RATINGS: 96   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle @ Qingdao beer festival. Black with small but stable tan head. Great asphalt and coal malts. Dry but with a licorice twist. Flavors are dry with some bitterness in the finish that is dull and papery but flavorful at the same time. Slightly chalky. Lingering bitter finish is reminiscent of olive and fruit pits. Not herbal or hoppy in a traditional way at all. Tree bark, cola nut, seeds. Smooth malt character. Easy going beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5110) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2003
Bottle. Mmm, very tasty. Light bodied and refreshing, but with some good caramel notes sharpened by a little buzz of hops. Nice balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5022) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (4865) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark like Coke with a big frothy tanned head. Heavy malty aroma, taste is dominated by the same malts, a bit too sweet for my likings, raisins and chocolate .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2012
Pours brown with a dense beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, nuts and light chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, roasted haselnuts and light chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4611) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle from Pivovarsky Klub. Dark brown with nice foamy head. Eggy nose. Hoppy, grassy and oh so very creamy. Slight coffee and chocolate tastes. Very enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2003
Black body, Light-brown head. Good lacing. Caramel flavour with a fresh feel. Good tasting thirst quencher.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (3793) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 27, 2010
Bottle.Color dark brown, light brown head. Caramel aroma. Taste, again caramel, cocoa notes, sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (3771) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle at the Pivkan festival in Zagreb. Almost black body tinged with amber, tan head. Caramel and dusty hop in the nose. Dry bitter caramelly taste, maybe some notes of coffee. Better than the three Černa Hora beers I’ve had before it, not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2003
Bottled. Deep ruby red, almost black. Initial creamy off white head that drops to a thin cover of bubbles. Muted aromas of caramel, roast barley and berries. Full bodied and sweet in the mouth, fruity with caramel and hints of coffee. Becomes dry and chalky in the finish with some roastiness lingering.


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