Jamiesessions (29) - - JUL 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Absolutely nothing special, smells strongly of malt, and tastes almost tart. Utterly skippable
mikem409 (1972) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
can thanks shig. pours dark brown with khaki head. very big roasted aroma. taste is thin and a little watery for a bock. and lots of roasted malt
mcox90 (1873) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can, courtesy of Douglas88. Pours almost black with reddish edges. Nice 2 finger creamy beige head. Malty aroma with light hoppyness. Smells a lot like cream soda. Roasted malt and light chocolate flavor w/ a touch of smoke. Still manages to be slightly sweet. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice.
Ratman197 (12942) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of Forgetfu ( thanks Bill) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, tobacco, carmel and light earthiness. Palate was meium bodied and smooith. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, earthiness and light carmel with a smooth lingering earthy finish.
Mora2000 (6141) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this can.
The beer pours a dark reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of dark fruit, as well as some toffee and caramel malt. The flavor is similar, with toffee, caramel, cocoa and a lot of dark fruit. There is also some dry nuttyness in the flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
AdamChandler (4466) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acquired in a trade. Poured into a Mikasa Tulip at 48 Degrees F. Enjoyed on a warm Sunday out on my porch while doing Spring Cleaning.
A - Poured a dark reddish brown. SRM of 33 easily. 3 Finger head was produced very creamy and light tan in appearance. Subsided quickly with a nice head lacing left over.
S - Gorgeous smell. Deep dark malts, mahogany, walnuts, toffee and cream soda. I’m getting some charcoal scents as well.
T - Whoa. Yeah, this is delicious. It helps I’m a fan of bocks. Very sweet and explosive tongue tingle from the first sip. Notes of wood, earth and nuts. Mild bitterness akin to drinking a root beer. Mild sweet and hoppy lingering.
M - Medium body. 20% carbonation on the mouth swish. Sticks around for a while
O - Great beer. Solid and drinkable.
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz can, thanks to blutt59) rich ruby brown with medium tan fine bubbles. Nose of chocolate wafers, dry cocoa, coconut and cream. Taste of dry cocoa, cream, unsweetened grain, linger of medium toasty grain and medium carbonation.
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not terrible, but not good, either. Some nice roasted malt flavors, a little bit of hops, and some interesting sour notes that don’t blend well at all. Overall it was thin, watery, and just sorta blah.
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The aroma is sweet with chocolate milk, metal, heavily toasted malt, and a hint of coffee. There is also a hint of sourness and acidity. The appearance is dark brown with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall this is almost hard to drink but has flashes of good taste.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A slim, fruity and a bit earthy/herbal dark lager. Somewhat faithful recreation of a Czech Tmavé in a can. Just ok.
How: Can 12oz. Consumed probably fresh purchased by crazy Utah local douglass88, dropped at my place, then consumed one month later. Thanks Doug.
The look: Coca-cola appearance but with a large dark beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose of dry toasted herbs, forest floor, dark fruits. Taste of sparse dark malts, some roastiness, some dark fruits flavors (raisins with a little figs, dates and prunes) wrapped in smooth dark carame, subtle chocolate notes, bready notes, forest floor. Body is a bit water yet also a bit creamy. Light dry herbal hops presence. A little sourness in the fruity flavors just didn’t sit well with me. Looking at the description it seems that Bohemian Brewery were aiming at creating a Czech dark lager (called Tmavé over-there) and put it in a can in North-America. And surprisingly it is not a failure. That beer did take me back to my pub-crawling in Czech Republic. Kind of faithful to the its roots really. However the Tmavé was very often the least interesting beers I drank in Czech Republic, so this somewhat faithful recreation in a can did not get me all excited either. Not a great beer but worth drinking anyway if only because an American brewery trying to create faithful Czech style beers is about as unusual as seeing an job offer for the vice-president of the anarchist league.