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Brewed by Bernard Family Brewery / Rodinný pivovar Bernard
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Humpolec, Czech Republic

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Dark lager with a fine yeast culture is an unpasteurized beer brewed from four types of malt, with a distinctive full taste and a fine bitterness. Its special flavour makes it unique on the Czech beer market. From Bernard´s family brewery portfolio this beer is the most recognized in Czech and foreign degustation competitions.


Jasjin's rating

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jasjin (6) - Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Outstanding dark beer. Heavy molasses and malt flavor. Slight twist of burning sugar, chocolate and some bitterness on the aftertaste with licorice tones. Head was creamy, but not overly so. Was able to have the hard to find Grolsch popper top in Czech Republic. Easily one of the best dark beer in the Czech Republic. Purchased for 60 Krowns in super grocery store (about $1.50 US). Gotts love those currency exchanges!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1080) - DENMARK - APR 23, 2015
(50 cl bottle from Kervan’s ; BBD: 02.09.15) Poured into a Brřckhouse pilsener flute reveals a dark brown body with plenty of creamy, tan head. Good retention and lace. Aroma is nutty with notes of noble hops. Texture is bordering on the watery, medium carbonation, medium to light body and a short and sweet finish. Flavour has a nice roastedness that resembles nuttyness from a good brown ale. Not particularly sweet or bitter - rather balanced and with the emphasis on quenchability. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmc619 (493) - California, USA - APR 15, 2015
Prague east city beer circuit stop 3: Pivovarsky Klub. Love the swing-top bottle of course, and the beer matched expectations nicely. (R Pattinson reco.) I like some of the other tmavys better, but no complaints about this fine beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Old_Toast (2) - - APR 8, 2015 does not count
Keg @ Pure Bar and Kitchen. Despite its dark appearance this offering exhibits all the vivacious character of its paler siblings. You are first greeted with a piquant aroma, evoking memories of old oak cabinets and Bovril on toast. Keen observers will detect notes of butterscotch and their grandfathers old moth-eaten flat cap. To the eye the silky black liquid brings to mind thoughts of puddles in the moonlight softly shimmering as the wind caresses them. On taking your first sip the malts whisk you away into a world of chocolaty velvet. Not long after the hops pull you back down with their porcupine like sharpness. As the taste evolves mischievous undertones of dusty Matlesers and Turkish Delight appear resonating with the character of an old brikabrak shop. On the finish you are left with a lingering sense of self fulfilment. The taste of vivid mahogany left swirly around your mouth with childlike innocence. Once this dies a reminisce of granite hugs your tongue for a good long while.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzie (385) - - APR 7, 2015
Bottle 0,5l. medium body and carbonation. Caramel, light sweetnes, medium bitterness. Ok. Drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 7, 2015
Dark brown almost black colour, with almost no head. Aroma of caramel, with little roasty notes. Taste of caramel, little bitternes. Good, drinkable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (590) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 1, 2015
bottle at home from trade with Jamedra, thanks Roman. almost black color, big off-white head. smells malty roasty, light smoky, creamy / milky smell, coffee. medium body, slick mouthfeel, slight carbonation. tastes malty, roasted note, smoky, light sour. dry / roasty bitter / also light sour finish. quite decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (7016) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2015
From tap at Taphouse, Copenhagen. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, hops and bread.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
*from old note* Relatively good black lager. Lots of roasted coffee, a little chocolate. A little bit of metal in the aftertaste, which lowers the rating a little bit.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neverleaveopen (176) - GERMANY - MAR 18, 2015
dark red brown with a tall, fine head. subtle aroma of caramel, roasty notes and underlying hops. well-balanced taste and god finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1962) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2015
Keg. Clear dark brown with a small light brown head. Subtile nose with some mild maltt notes. Flavour has mild roasted malt, coffee, nuts, bark, dark berries. Soft and filling mouthfeel, medium body, soft carbonation, mild sweet and bitter. Soft malty finish with light sweetness. Pretty solid.


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