thepeter (278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Almost black with a slight red tint on the bottom of the glass. The head is perfect tan and lasts well into the beer and leaves a decent lacing.
S - Burnt/roasted malts, dry fruits, chocolate, a whiff of an open field.
T - toasty, malty, cocoa powder, bit of coffee, and a little sweetness.
M&D - great carbonation, easy to drink, very quaffable (not sure if that’s a word but you know what I mean). Nice body, could drink it all night.
kingstoni (1428) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as "Tmavé speciální pivo, Czach black lager". ABV 5.3%.
Very dark brown, near black with a thin beige head. Aroma of coffee and caramel. Dry taste of coffee and roasted malt.
brugmanneke (278) - GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle, as "Herold Tmavé Speciální") Dark brown, brown head. Roasted, metallic/mineral aroma, pure licorice pastilles. Lightly bitter, with a dry finish. A good black lager. I am neither a fan of that style nor of the metallic aroma, but here it seems okay and fitting.
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16th march 2008: Drinking round the world today, had a Malt lager from Kenya and an Ale from the UK so far. So a Black Lager from Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) isn’t a bad third choice.
Brown 500ml bottle, loads of life left, well 8 months anyway.
Poured into one of my Thistle shaped Gordon glasses (twice).
Cracking look to it, really deep black/ruby red colour with a fantastic creamy, full, biege head on top. The thistle glass really shows it off well.
More aroma than most black beers I’ve had, there is some burnt malts and more than a little Porter and Stout type smells too.
Again the burnt malts are the dominant factor, this time with a lager style sharpness added.
At 5.2% it sits nicely, there is a slight heaviness in the mouthfeel, but it isn’t a thick beer by any means.
I think this is the best Black Beer (style wise) I’ve ever had, not checked my other review scores but I don’t remember enjoying one this much before. A very nice beer.
HopfenWeisse (957) - - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From old backlog. Deep dark brown colour with medium head. Aroma and flavour is roasted, sweet finish. Would like to test again.
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black pour with some ruby highlights in the thinner areas of the glass. Slim tan head that leaves a bit of lacing behind. A chocolatey, malty aroma with some slight hints of roasted grain. A nice malty flavor with hints of bread. A slight coppery taste in the backend. Smooth and creamy mouth. Not too bad.
JorisPPattyn (7771) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick-set brown-tan head, rather stable over ultra-deep dark chestnut coloured beer. Aromatic nose with chocolate, dark malts, dry grains, parsley, cypress and pine ashes. More chocolate and more ashes in the taste; sweet and dry-bitterish, balanced in a sinusoidal way: very good! Feels well-carbonated, and probably better bodied than it really is; quite slick. Excellent dark, satisfying, pleasing and - oh God, I’m using the m-word myself, definitely too long in CAMRA - more-ish. Many thanks, Denisa and Honza!
Grzesiek79 (3109) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
barnyard, cooked vegetables, citrus, chocolate, bread, nuts, brown, cloudy, brown foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, umami, full body, creamy, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, bitter,
mzaar (1504) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Julkryddor, enbär och honung i smaken, som är mjuk och fruktig. Fint vitt skum till en mörkröd kropp.
Mowbeer (326) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drafted at klub malych pivovaru in Pilsen,not a bad beer by any means , but nothing exceptional,toffee,burnt toast,battery acid,dark fruits,by far not the fourth best czech beer