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

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
motelpogo (7244) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 24, 2003
bit of a nothing beer. cola sweetness with a bit of soy and quite thin for a 12 degree

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
(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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2009
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.)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6625) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
500ml bottle from premium Czech beers online. Pours dark red brown, generous beige head. Aromas of caramel, light herbal notes. Taste is more caramel sweetness, and an almost menthol hop bitterness. Medium body, clean finish. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (6611) - 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 .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2008
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Kralovstvi (Prague, Rép. Tchèque). Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe chocolatée. Apparence: La couleur est brune légèrement opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de chocolat et de café. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une etxture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #1542)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6425) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 14, 2005
Draught at Piano Bar, Bratislava, Slovakia. -aroma of caramel and malt with light chocolate notes, a bit too sweet finish, but otherwise good beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6386) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (6094) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 27, 2010
Bottle.Color dark brown, light brown head. Caramel aroma. Taste, again caramel, cocoa notes, sweet finish.


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