Brewed by Pivovar Velké Popovice (SAB Miller)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Velké Popovice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 756   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Produced from special dark malts, which is why even its foam is dark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9741) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2010
500 ml can. Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with average quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dry hoppiness and notes of nuts, chocolate and coffee. Roasted malt, hoppy dryness and chocolate sweetness and nuts in flavour. Quite fizzy. Good Czech Dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (5889) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle, gift from Tjeck, consumed 2010-01-23 Göteborg AR: dark suger, rosted hops AP: dark amber colored body, fudge colored foam - lively, medium high. F: dark suger, rosted hops, heavy carbonation, honey A bit like New castle Brown Ale but a bit more hollow

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nemuri (2) - GERMANY - JAN 17, 2010 does not count
This beer looks great - it has nice deep dark brown color with beige head. That’s exactly how good dark beer should look like. But taste of the beer definitely fails to satisfy the promise made by the appearace. It’s flat and reveals total lack of any vision of the autors. If not vision, it would be good to have at least some idea in which direction to go. In my opinion, the beer lacks even that...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hawthorne00 (3308) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2010
UPDATED: APR 2, 2011 Pours brown with a fair beige head. Smells of chocolate, some roasted malt and a little grass. The taste is just a little sweet and there’s an emptiness in the middle palate. Rather like weak black iced coffee. Dull. [2.4]

Liked it a bit more this time - the chocolatey dark malt is nice and the fairly dry finish makes it very drinkable and just tasty enough but that empty middle is still a letdown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2010 Very dark brown color, beige head; aroma of sweet caramel; mouthfeel is on the thin side with some carbonation desperately trying to hold it up; very sweet flavor of syrupy caramel with hints of maltiness, but apparently the sweetness is coming from somewhere else. Use of sweetener in a beer may sound scary, but if you´re in for the bottled candy you could choose a lot worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2417) - JAPAN - DEC 24, 2009
Great beer. Poured a dark tan with notes of choclate and fruit in the nose. In the mouth it is smooth and refreshing and has quite a bit going on for a sub 4% beer. A little chocolate, fruit and slightly earthy flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemmingwillum (1159) - Nysted, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2010 Bottle brought home from Prague, bought in Albert Supermarket:

Fine, clear mahogany-brown colour. High, airy, foam that dissapears too quickly. The aroma is marked by obvious chocolate, caramel, some liquorice and malts. The aroma leaves no traces of the hops, but is very appealing. The flavor is quite complex with a lot of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Some caramel appears too, and even notes of liquorice are hiding in there. The liquorice are getting more obvious towards the finish, when the beer gets more sourish and dry too. The finish is quite bitter, and fits the beer. This might sound exciting, but somehow the taste in itself still manage to give a bit of a boring impression. It might be because of the dryishness. This beer is only a little creamy, and it would suit it being more. It could be sweeter too, together with less dry. All in all this is a quite nice dunkel, though. All in all: 3.4.

15.05.2010: Re-rating as my brother brought by a can. Appearance is a little better this time - head lasts better, but still not long enough. Aroma is not as appealing as earlier, less complex. Else, this beer seems exactly the same as before.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plovmand (7652) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
Can. Brown body with a medium tan head. Fruity and light roasty aroma with some caramel. The flavour is sweet malty and light fruity with a light hoppy character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mithe (1383) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 27, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2009 (draught 0,5l) Brown color. Creamy brown all time head. Light caramel aroma. Caramel taste. Medium sweet, light sour. Light sweet end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (9711) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. Poured brown with a ivory head that laced a bit. Aroma was sweet with notes of caramel malts. Flavor was more grainy, but the caramel malts were still present. The body was a bit light.

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