rosenbergh (5936) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 Draught at the Pivovar Na Rychtě, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic as Na Rychtě Prokop.
Dark reddish brown colour with average sized frothy tan head.
Mild yeast, dry malt and mild brown sugar in aroma.
Flavour is mild brown sugar sweetness, dryish malt and some alcohol strenght (not in a bad way). I don’t quite know if this should be Dunkel or Schwarzbier. There’s very much Schwarzbier qualities in this one. As it was sold as tmavý ležák I categorized it as Dunkel before tasting.
I think this and Mazel are the best Na Rychtě brews.
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. A very drinkable beer. Nice dark colour, sweet aroma with hints liquorice and roasted coffee. Cocoa and bitterness in the taste. Reminiscent of quality stouts served in the U.S/U.K as opposed to a classic Czech dark beer. Nice.
Ungstrup (28228) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. A very dark re-brown beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, licorice, and straw, as well as light notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty and rather roasted combined with notes of licorice and lighter notes of herbs, leading to a dry and bitter finish. The body is a bit light.
Papsoe (25100) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours almost black with a vague tint of orange. Creamy beige head leaving laces. Roasted coffee-like aroma. Medium body, hard roasted malt and some burned malt in the finish. A good Schwarzbier. 300608
coldbrewky (1408) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Prokop Pivovarsky Pivnice, in Karlovy Vary.
As the old Czech statement goes..." you can tell a good beer in one sip, but it is better to drink the whole thing to be certain." this iscertainly true for this fine, fine beer. A full bodied nearly chewy dark beer! Sweet rounded fruitiness alonfg with balanced caramel. I was so excited that I nearly got behind the bar and poured my own. Later when I needed to put the above statement through scientific scrutiny I was able to pour my own, I did make a mess of it. Fear not dear reader, I was able to practice and finally succeeded in pouring myself a fine glass. Lacing is intricate and webby. Nose flows from the glass and lingers. Hops are more concentrated in this brew than any dunkle that I can remember. I am not saying 100 IBU’s here but prob @40- 45 I could drink this baby every day and not get tired of it.
TaktikMTL (5494) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fűt. Pinte dégustée chez Prokop Pivovarsky Pivnice (Karlovy Vary, Rép. Tchčque). Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe de petits fruits. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goűt de café avec une pointe de petits fruits et de caramel.. Durée moyenne de l’arričre goűt. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légčrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arričrre goűt légčrement fruité. (Rating #1576)
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
How: Tap at brewpub (Zamecky Pivovar, Chyše, Czech Republic)
The look: Black body with a long-lasting large tan head.
To me a typical Czech Tmavé (Czech Black Lager) is: Dark malts and barely any roastiness sensation. Some dark fruits flavours (raisins with a little figs, dates and prunes) wrapped in smooth dark caramel (borderline toffee) and a subtle chocolate note. A bit bready. Moderately sweet without much hops presence and only a mild bitterness (voluntary unbalanced it seems). Very smooth body, like a watery cream.
This one: A lot more roasted and a little less fruity than average Czech Tmavé with a light roasted coffee bean flavour. Kind of an average American Stout.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasted coffee beans are delineated by a cherry-like fruitiness and its tart edges in this well-rounded and Stoutish Tmavé.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A perfect head of foam lays invitingly atop the pitch black garment.
-The maltiness is not too complex, but it offers a smashing body.
-Those fruity smidges are refreshing.
-This is not the most tantalizing of Tmavés, but it’s a solid pint nonetheless.
On tap at Prokop Pivovarsky Pivnice, in Karlovy Vary.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the brewpub. deep black with a huge, creamy beige head. fresh and tarry aroma, buttery texture, cocoa powder and quite a burnt bitter finish, pretty drinkable stuff
pivnizub (8524) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, at the brewpub: Literally black coloured with a firm and lacing off-white head: Delicate caramelly and roast-malty nose, quite light bodied, shy dry bitter flavor, ending in a short and dry roast-malty finish. O.K., nothing unpleasant detectable, but a bit thin..........