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

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9319) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
The Lure:
Dark chocolate and roasted nuts slither sensually onto the fruitiness. Vegetal notes worry through the roastiness.

The Festivities:
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.

Transcendence:
Forgetting something in the stove just a little too long.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9124) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
Tap at Slovansky lipy. Dark brown, orange tints. Nose of coffee, licorice, caramel, chocolate, cream. Rather sweet, flavorful, full. Well done though not mind-blowing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9119) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2007
bottle from Pivni Galerie, 4,5% ABV. Clear, dark brown colour, nearly black, medium-size head. Fruity aroma with hints of caramel. Malty flavours dominate, slightly hoppy, hints of roasted malt, caramel, raisins and bitter chocolate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9106) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2011
draft. sweet porter-like roast in the nose with mild calcium and vitamin yeast. medium-light body, rough and minerallic, pasty and dry... in that dried-flaky-chalk-pieces way. lightly sour and tart late.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8893) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle shared on the train Euston -> Birmingham, Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Bottle picked up in Prague. Caramel / reddy brown coloured pour with a creamy head. Aroma is woody, raisin, malty, nutty and a little earth. Flavour is composed of sweet nutty caramel malts, raisin, wheats, caramel nutty grains. Palate is semi-sweet, moderate carbonation. Pretty decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8645) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7764) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (7751) - 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 .

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
motelpogo (7705) - 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


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