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

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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopfenWeisse (1042) - - JUN 14, 2014
Cola black color with big head. Aroma is caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is caramel, sweet, roasted. Quite tasty with grilled food.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Krmak (25) - SLOVENIA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Caramel, noble hops aroma. Brownish head, clear, dark amber almost black. Avarage carbonation, light-medium body, some caramel, burnt roasted notes. Bitter aftertaste from roasted grains and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (642) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle 0,50L. Clear, ruby brown colour with big light brown, frothy head. Aroma of roasted malts, strong coffee and dark chocolate. Taste starts light bitter with strong coffee note and finish moderate bitter. Medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation. Way better than most of the Czech and German dunkels, I’ve tried...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (207) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Appearance with black color and high head of foam. Aroma of roasting and baking. On the palate, the bitterness and strong body make this a very complex beer. I did enjoy it!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HerrBierkoenig (266) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2014
From 0.5l bottle. BBD: 09.10.14 Pours nice dark brown liquid (ruby red against light), nice creamy tan head with small bubbles - fell down to minimal lacings medium quickly. Aroma: espresso, roasted tones, malty, dark chocolate. All in gentle way. Taste: light to medium sweet, light bitter, light to medium sour. roasted tones, malty, light yeasty, some hop tones and metal light flavor! Palate: Light to medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, long light bitter and light sour finish. Overall: Good dark lager, but its reputation exceeds its quality. Aroma is good for the style but nothing amazing, taste very light, not enough complex and too acid, with metal hints. Nevertheless I must praise its excellent drinkability and very good appearance (only the foam could hold longer).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1219) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Pours a clear black with a thick dense white head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, caramel, cereal and light sweet chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, bready malts, coffee and chocolate with a dry finish. Medium carbonation and a medium body make this a great easy drinking dunkel like the Germans wanted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (941) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
500ml Bottle from a Prague Mini-Market (35CZK):
Dark roasted malts & light, earthy notes with touches of caramel. Some sweetness comes through but nothing too strong, with some milk chocolate and faint coffee notes with roasted grains too.
Dark ruby to black & a thumb-sized, foamy, tan head that settles about 1cm tall with nice lacing.
Earthy malts and dark, roasted flavours that also features some grain & a combination of light chocolate & coffee. A milk chocolate taste towards the middle & touches of hops and light spice, with some caramel sweetness to compliment the malts rounding at the end.
Light medium bodied with a slightly dry taste and a faint tang on the tongue as well. Well carbonated and quite easy to drink with a nice, well-balanced finish.

Drinkable & fairly enjoyable in a average sort of way, probably because of how easy it was to drink. Not the best Czech dark beer but a nice offering with a decent alcohol content & a well-balanced taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BRW (1005) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 22, 2014
At BBF. Black colour with white head. Roasted, malty aroma. Roasted, sweet, malt taste, also some coggee. Light body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanVah (141) - SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
Pĺ flaska importerad. Mörk lager. Luktar bröd. Smakar bra med en svag beska. En bra öl.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerloverny (3) - - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Very drinkable beer with flavor notes, coffee, cereal, coffee, coffee, coffee, roasty, earthy.


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