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

bottled
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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (3049) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, into a big Guinness glass, ABV 4.5% Dark chestnut brown on the body, two full fingers of tan head, thick and creamy, with good retention. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, the faintest of chocolate. Tastes good, more chocolate and even some coffee now, iron, light caramel. Medium thin body, average carbonation, more notable on the first sips. Overall a nice beer, tasty enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2797) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle from premiumczechbeers. Very dark brown beer with medium head. Aroma of roasted malts and a little caramel. Taste is mild roasted malts, caramel, a little chocolate and some sweet dark malts. Light bodied with a touch of syrup. Good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gurthnar (2724) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 7, 2013
Tap at Hostinec Richtar Jakub. Aroma caramel, ripe apples, light smoke(?). Creamy off-white head, clear cola colour. Taste like a second running of a cheap coffee. Watery, washing rag. Bitter astringent aftertaste. This one is a step in wrong direction.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2677) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
[bottle from Galerie Pivni] Dark orange-brown, clear, fizzy, clingy, little islandy patches of white. Plenty of toasted malt fills the nose combined with even some smokiness and a nice sour, burnt aroma. Limited hops aroma. Sweet and smooth coffee malt flavour with significant bitterness which lasts in conjunction with the coffee flavour throughout. Notes of mint. Medium body, a bit mouth coating, moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2624) - GERMANY - AUG 8, 2004
Toasted malt nose, clear dark brown with a sticky tan head. Warm round chocolate and caramelly flavors balanced by a light hoppying. Good balace and a solid simple dark lager.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2537) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2004
On Tap: 8. Internationales Berliner Bierfestival: UUUUh what a treasure. Nice malty corice nose - roasted. Dark red/brown color with a wonderful rocky head. Nice coffee taste - with hoppy intervalls.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2525) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
Dark brown pour. Slight tan/khaki head that leaves a little lacing around. Malty aroma with some roasty backings. Little bit of a metallic presence noted. Sweet matliness with a nice coffee roasted flavor. The metallic presence shows up again in the aftertaste. Not annoying, but still there. Not a bad beer at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2006
Bottle (BB Sep 06). Deep mahogany colour. Toasty, roasty, fruity caramel and some smooth malts. Fullish, with carbonation pulling it down, but refreshing body not too sweet with glimpses of hop in the finish. Some slight charred edges to the roast flavours. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2441) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 30, 2010
Deep ruby, near black beer with a fine creamy beige head. Aroma of toffee, some roasted grains, caramell and mild dark chocolate. Medium bodied one with caramel and toffe flavor, mild roasted and earthy malt again, some sourish bottom-fermentation character. Mild roasted caramel aftertaste.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2003
This beer is a great mighty brew. It reminds me a bit of Vierzehnheiligen Klosterbock; a malty sweet and perfectly well-balanced beer. Camamelly and bitter at the same time. Amazingly complex! And very cheap!!! 0.5 $


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