Brewed by Pivovar Herold
Style: Schwarzbier
Breznice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask: Special version of Bohemian Black Lager occasionally brewed for the UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6075) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Black with a reddish glow and ring of tan head; aniseed aroma; thinly bodied, the flavour blends aniseed and fruit with a light waft of smoke. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
Cask at Penny Black, Wetherspoons, Bicester. Poured pretty much black much like I expected. Some sweetness and oaky notes in the aroma,taste has a bit of bite a little sour tang around the edges but tempered with some sweetness, very pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (4211) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2010
Cask at the Moon under Water (JDW) in Hounslow. Poured a deep black-brown with a medium-thin head, and a plummy yet drying nose. It’s dry-sweet with dark chocolate, with hints of dry plums and raisins. Similar to a mild but with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 26, 2010
Cask @ Edward Wylie, JDW. Dark brown - red colour, tan lacings. Aroma is toasted malts, sweet licorice. Flavour of sweet licorice, roasted malts, some fruits. A bit watery. Agree on the aniseed mention. A bit smoky. Lots of things going on in this beer, but its a bit on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Very dark brown with a dense beige foam. Aromas are chocolate and roast coffee malts with liquorice notes. Some cream and vanilla. Flavours are roast malts with quite rich dark chocolate. Lightly gritty with a dry finish. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
JDW Spring fest - Rochester. Creamy chocolate with a nice burnt toast nip. Body is a bit flat despite the cappuccino head. Some coffee lingering in the finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Back of Beyond, 104-108 Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire, England RG1 3BY.

Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, roasted, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100428]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street JDW. Black is certainly the right word. The could not be any blacker. Creamy caramel in the nose. Tangy and very sweet in the mouth. Slight sourness with some blackcurrant and salt. Odd stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2007
dark and malty, and has a good aftertaste. not too gassy either, and cheap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask-conditioned at Penderel’s Oak (JDW), High Holborn 9/04/10. Near black with a decent, off-white head. Sweet chocolate, light roastiness, marred by something vegetal in the background. Ok.

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