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

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RATINGS: 368   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ahenning (4) - - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Billed on the bottle as "World's Best Dark Lager" and the claim us plausibly true. Excellent flavour and aroma. Simple recipe with no special additives. Not surprising since the brewery has existed since 1597. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
CZECHTHISOUT (1) - USA - APR 21, 2007 does not count
Half liter flip top bottle, pours with a big brown head and laces out nicely, Aroma of nuts, chocolate and caramel, this one goes down well with a great mouthfeel, medium to light body, very very, nice....

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 25, 2012
On tap in London.An excellent dark lager. dark brown , almost opaque. roasty malty aroma. notes of nuts , coffee. big malty taste. very mellow , sweet licorice and chocolate flavors under the malt. A very enjoyable beverage. the palate is superlaive , coats the tongue like a good dark chocolate and has a very pleasant aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jasjin (6) - Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2004 does not count
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!

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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rozsoma (462) - HUNGARY - NOV 19, 2009
Nice black colour with a solid brown head which is frothy and mostly diminishing without lacing. Smokey aroma with roasted malts. A few minutes later caramel notes comes forward. In the flavour there is the perfect bitterness. Unfortunately short aftertaste. One of my favourites. i will drink it more usually........................................... i celebrate with this my 50th rate. cheers!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
holdleder (166) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
50 cl. flaske med patent lĺg. 5,1 % . Tćskelćkker mřrk, nćsten sort řl, fra Tjekkiet. Dejlig, dejlig řl uden bitterhed, superb

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (335) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014
0,5l glass bottle from Vrutak, Zagreb. Dark brown with big brown head. Chocolate and caramel aroma, creamy. Great beer, but no aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2011 This is a high quality beer. Classy, not for yobs. It tasted like burnt caramel to begin with, then went more towards smoke. A surprising find. And Her Ladyship loves it! Not the kind of beer I would drink often, but then I’m an old fool.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
My favorite beer in Prague. Best I had on the whole trip. I wish I could find it in the US.


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