Brewed by Pivovar Ferdinand
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Benešov, Czech Republic


on tap


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Characterised by a light, pleasantly caramel taste and fragrance, fine sweetish, finely bitter, pleasant full-body beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
(Draught at Ferdinanda, Prague, 19 July 2008) Dark brown colour with ruby notes and a brief, beige head. Malty nose with prunes, cold coffee and spicy hints. Malty taste with cola, sweet coffee, brown sugar and a slightly bittersweet finish. Rather sweet but still nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (7804) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2016
At Internationales Berliner Bierfestival 2016. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee and some caramel. Similar taste. Also some hints of spices. The finish was sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cuso (7785) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2015
Tap at Le Senk. Chestnut brown color with thick beige head. Caramel, roasted malt yeast in aroma. Sweet caramel malt in taste with plums, notes of coffee. Standard tmavy, not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2002
perfectly good. not too ambitious. worth grabbing a couple at the samoobsluha

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7693) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2012
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with a firm, creamy white head. Aroma of toasted malts, ash and bread. Flavour of sweet toasted malts, nuts, bread, sweet raisins and some toffee. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and a smooth, dry, sweet finish. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2005
Draught at Christian Firtal, Odense, August 2005. Quite deep red colour. Sweetish malt character with some chocolate, plus something fruity and slightly sour - reminded me of tamarind. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Hints of bitterness in the finish. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Rerate Thinnish head, flavor not as chocolatey this time around, aroma a bit too sweet; still a decent Dunkel though. Original 3.6 Picked up at Habersham Beverage Warehouse in Savannah, Ga. Pleasant chestnut brown pour with a pillowy off white head and good sticky lacing. Aroma has some sweet nutty accents with a back end of wort. Flavor has some of the same accents with a noticeable chocolatey bent. Also detect a wee bit of coffee. One of the more flavorful dunkels that I have come across. Mouthfeel, while a bit thin is appopriate for the style. A definite winner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7297) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 8, 2009
Medium fine beige-brownish lasting head. Lovely reddish-brown body. Light fruity aroma; can’t really make anything much out. Dry (with sweetish notes) roasty dried fruit and raisins taste with caramelly notes. Excellent harmony and balance. Lovely vividness and distinctness of taste. Dry spicy roasty earthy licorice aftertaste lingers. Light acidity can be picked up. Really exceptionally good for the style. (0.3l draft, U Ferdinanda, Prague.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottled(500ml). –sweet, sweet, sweet…not so pleasant sweet malty caramel aroma with mild chocolate notes, dry roasted finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 14, 2003
On tap. If Dunkel could look better than this one how would it look? Sweet, deep brownish color. Creamy thick crown. Aroma - this is the other side of medal. Slightly organic, not the freshest, slightly sulphuric. Flavours were flat and boring, sweet.

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