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


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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Produced from special dark malts, which is why even its foam is dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3759) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Nice dark beer. Sweet flavour coming from the beer rather than from the alcohol. Really creamy and all, but seriously lacking any semblence of alcohol. For some reason, beers with not enough alcohol annoy me a little, I think I kind of like the taste. Tastes really good when made a black and tan with Pilsner Urquell.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (10874) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
On tap at The Kolkovna, Prague, Pasteurised, 500ml. Dark brown with malty cream head. The ubiquitous Kozel dark can be found at any of the hundreds of Pilsner Urquell bars around Prague, I have to say that Sandra loves this beer, but I find it much too sweet for me, there is licorice in there and a certain fruitiness, but really the sweetness is overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2006
Clear brown with a decent sized beige head that last a little while and then faded away. Syrupy chocolate aroma with a touch of licorice and caramelised nuts. On first taste the caramel comes barrelling in, but because of the low abv it seems to saturate quickly and isn’t as present in subsequent mouthfulls. Light bodied, again because of the abv. Good carbonation peps it up a little while still being very drinkable. Nice, sweet aftertaste that seems to satisfy. However, IMHO, with some more bollocks this could be a very good beer, but as it is it is just good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFowler (30) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2006
A very unique flavor for this czech beer. A friend recently visited Finland and brought back this little gem. I must say for such a low abv. it had a solid taste. If I had to compare it to a beer in the states I would say its alot like drinking Modelo Negra but with an extreme caramel flavor. Good finish. Very smooth and sweet. If you are ever able to try "Double Goat" beer, I think you should.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stefano (1888) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2007 Amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is malty and slightly floral. Full roast malt flavour with some sweetness, although the taste gets dryer in the roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2006
On tap. Quite interesting, best Czech dunkel I’ve tried perhaps. Sarsparilla with a weird caramel aftertaste. Have since tried it bottled a few times, where the nice balance of the sweet flavours seems to go out of whack and turn into a sickly mess that’s sometimes hard to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4531) - Tromsř, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2006
Bottle 0,5l. Dark brown. A large light brown creamy head. Lasring for a while. Sweet aroma of malt and caramel. Caramel dominating the flavour. Some sweet bitterness in the finish. A good beer, but a bit unvaried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quinten (1049) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2006
dark brown,....dark red under a lamb color, foamy not lasting head, the best dark/czech I ever had with less than 4% alc ..Malty aroma with notes of caramel and hops. The flavour is dominated by malt with some sweetnes and metallic notes.. Slightly bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2006
Great looking beer, copper with a creamy rocky brown head. OK lacing and retention. Lots of caramel in the aroma, with a tiny bit of yeast. The body is a little thin as expected, but shows some reasonable balance and the caramel flavours are very complex. These flavours continue in the finish, rounding off a good beer, perhaps it could be a little more bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HermanW (1043) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2006
The first of september, the dark season starts. I pick a Kozel Cerny what I bought on my vacation in the Czech Republic. This beer is dark and good, could be a bit more bitter. But I like this kind of beer.

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