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Brewed by Bernard
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Humpolec, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Labeled as Bernard Dark in US

Strong black lager. It’s a special dark lager produced from five types of malt with a striking full flavour and light bitterness. Its special flavour makes it unique on the Czech beer market.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle from Tesco. I’m a sucker for a buy one get one free. I wasn’t impressed, seeing the high rating has encouraged me to have another go. I’ll reserve judgement till then as I hated it and found it to be metallic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2008
Tap at Uncle Paya. Alround rating: Roasted chocolate malts, theres a malty cola note, but not overpowering. Decent stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2008
Draugth 1/2 pint at Pivo Cafe Bar, York. Dark brown, almost black. Small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle from hugemongous Tesco Milton Keynes, 22-06-08 Pours dark brown with a tan head that is also rather creamy. This is damn tasty I wish I’d have picked up a few more. Liqorice, nice roasty flavours, even some decent dark chocolate very nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2008
Dark brown to black, foamy beige head. Burned malty nose, little plastic & vegetables, ash and butter. Sweetish. Roasted and sweet malty flavor. Herbal hops, little plastic and dried, vinous fruits. Medium bodied, quite smooth palate. It’s got off-flavors, but nothing terrible. Quite interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5405) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2008
Sampled at GBF 2008. Dark copper with a beige head. Chocolate, fudge, some burnt sugar, and earthy and herbal hops in the aroma. Slightly sweet initially, but with a dry finish and moderate bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3755) - - JUN 8, 2008
a dark pour, almost black, with ruby highlights. a large creamy tan head. very sweet caramel and milk chocolate aroma. flavor is roasty and lightly smoky. some beef jerky and chocolate. creamy texture with low carbonation. still has a slight metallic tinge, as do all the beers i’ve tried from bernard, but this one tastes pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2008
Black with a beige head. Loved this! Aroma of dust, malt and dates. Wonderful sweet caramel taste with gooseberry sourness, espresso, ash and preserved plums. Some bitterness (just enough in fact). Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2406) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 3, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 0,5 l bottle, Csakajosor.hu
Dark ruby near black body, medium foamy head what leaves laces on the glass. Roasted malt, some coffe, caramel and dark chocolate in the nose. Sourish yeast in the flavor with fine roasted grainy character, nice toasted caramel&toffee&coffee...Nice and drinkable, but not a dunkel rather a scwarz one...

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Izio (77) - GERMANY - JUN 2, 2008
Smoked, Roasted, creamy and light brown head, good head lacing, some yeast on the bottom, black color, Average/long after taste, Light to medium Body, Watery, Soft carbonation.


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