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

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3684) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
rotten eggs, leaves, citrus, chocolate, coffee, nuts, brown, cloudy, white foam, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, full body, oily feel, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer and Beyond shop. Brown with beige head. Date honey, date, diacityl and some cheesecake aroma, dry, a little smoky, delicate bitter-roastiness in the mouth. Medium-bodied, dry finish. Surprisingly good.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3581) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle 0,5ltr: Very dark brown colored brew with red glow. Taste is nicely dry bitter with hints of roasted malts and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3489) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
Pours a clear brown color with a ring of white lace. Aroma of boiled vegetables, malt and sweetness. Ordinary flavor of malt, sweetness and boiled vegetables. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010
Deep dark red body with off white head. Some notes of caramel late in the aroma, mainly notice the grainy notes in the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2825) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2781) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2647) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (2622) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2014
On tap. Pours dark brown color, lightly beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, roasted malt, caramel, coffee.


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