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


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9530) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2014
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2007
(bottle, bought in Germany as Granát Pivo Tmavý Lezák, 4.5% abv) Murky brown, almost black colour with a big and dense foamy beige head. Sweet and slightly dusty aroma with roasted malt and caramel, a touch of cacao and herbal hops. Mild bitter flavour, light bodied with a soft to medium carbonation. Roast-malty taste with caramel/toffee and cacao; moderately dry finish with a burnt malty and light herbal hoppy bitterness. A bit light bodied but well-rounded Tmave.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (9411) - 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.

Forgetting something in the stove just a little too long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9164) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9148) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8904) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (8011) - 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 .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7932) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (7819) - 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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