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Brewed by Pivovar Herold
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Breznice, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Herold Bohemian black lager is traditionally brewed using four different malts, the finest saaz hops, and pure spring water.It has been lagered for 70 days in the cellars of our 500 year old castle brewery.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (918) - - OCT 1, 2012
Color is black with a bit brown to it with a nice cinnamon like head that stays. Aroma is interesting it/s chocolate, coffee, toffee, lactose.. Taste is as great as the aroma it has everything that you expect from the aroma and a really smooth palate, something like sweet espresso maybe. This is probably the best black lager I had from a Czech brewery.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (5829) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle shared at the Tropical Croydonia tasting. 01/07/2015. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. Aroma is nutty sweet roast, ocffee bean, wearthy notes. Cola coloured pour. Flavour is composed of sweet stale malts, jam, earthy roast. Palate is thin, moderate carbonation. Pretty boring.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (994) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 18, 2015
Aroma: Light toasty, light roasty, sweet coffee, licorice. Appearance: Brilliant, dark brown body with red highlights. Medium, light-brown head. Good retention. Flavour: Medium Munich malt, light licorice. Light bitterness, well balanced. Dry finish with lingering munich/licorice. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation, creamy. Overall: Very nice! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 4B. Munich Dunkel

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2199) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head, malty aroma, taste is roasted malt with a hint of coffee with a thin finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
poolstar (33) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
pours black in colour, roasted malts, some toffee, creamy aftertaste, bought from lidl, very nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1601) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Pours a black colour. Taste is liqorice like with some cereal and malt. A very nice beer

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle split at Scopesters on melt day, thanks to Daniel, 01/07/15. Mahogany brown topped with a decent beige swirl. Nose is biscuit, wood, toffee, light charr. Taste comprises sweet and sour notes, dark fruit peel, malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from Lidl on Acre Lane. Pours beautifully into the glass with a lovely large foam off white head. Opaque very dark brown to black.Nose isn’t that great. Metallic, little roasted coffee, roasted malt, light grass, brown bread, slight lactic. Not easy to pick out the aroma. Taste is lactic milky, slight roasted malt, milk chocolate, light dried grass. On the finish there’s some subtle roasted dry malt and some lactic sweetness. Good for a supermarket beer, but not pushing far beyond that.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1320) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 20, 2015
BOTTLE 50CL. Black with faint red highlights, frothy dark beige head. Aroma of malt with light roast notes. The taste is slightly sweet and roasted with a distinct spicy bitter finish. Generally, this dark lager is on the dry side. Not mind blowing, but pretty solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9384) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at the tropical Croydonia tasting. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, bready, bitter-sweet, berry, candy, light jam and rocky road. The taste is toasty, bitter, malt-driven, earthy roast, roasted malt, caramel/toffee and some dried fruits with a short, dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Simple, yet well-rounded and rather drinkable. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3500) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle share in Croydon. BB July 2016, 5.2%. Picked up at Lidl, and shared as a crappy extra. Cola brown, slight haze, small foamy tan head. Aroma is earthy, papery. Body is medium to light, a little foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is light, thin bready toffee-ish malts, light ash and roast, soft bitterness. OK, just a little plain.


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