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


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RATINGS: 614   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rulymel (155) - SPAIN - MAY 3, 2014
Brown reddish cryatal colour with a thin beige head. Aroma is caramel, sweet, and some roasted malt deep inside. Taste is plenty of artificial caramel, too sweet and not balanced. Some bitterness would be great to opposite the always present caramel. Lightly body, dry and some caramel finish. Too much syrup for me....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1004) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2014
On-tap (500ml) from U Pavouka in Prague Old Town (49Czk):
Light malts & roasted notes with caramel & toffee. Relatively light on the nose & features a hint of chocolate and some darker malts too.
Dark, caramel brown bordering on black with a tan brown head come lacing that stuck to the sides as I worked my way down the beer.
Light to medium malts with some caramel & good sweetness. Some bitterness & roasted flavors appear along with some burnt toast with faint chocolate at the end.
Smooth & creamy with a medium body and moderate carbonation that went well with the clean and crisp feel to the beer that was slightly wet in the finish.

The beer mirrored what I’ve come to expect from Czech beers of late, highly drinkable, enjoyable with little to no off-flavors and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aronvarga (300) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 25, 2014
Tap @ Pivohalle. Clear, dark reddish brown color, short-life medium sized light beige head, slight roasted notes, slight sweet malty taste, creamy roasted and toffee palate with very moderate hoppy bitterness. Smooth and well-balanced. Nice one! I love it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krmak (25) - SLOVENIA - APR 25, 2014
Can. Aroma of malt, caramel, roasted grains. Blackish brown but not black, clear, a nice brownish head. Nice caramel flavor, sweet with some roasted notes, but not too overwhelming. A nice long lasting caramel flavor. Quite a flavored beer for a 3,8% beer, very sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bailey_philip (6) - GERMANY - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Drank at a local restaurant in Prague’s little quarter, Nice caramel foam. The taste was malty as expected and very smooth. Definitely one of my favorite draughts here in Prague.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (3079) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Can 0.5l from local Lidl, Espoo. Originally rated 04092011. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some sweetness and roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2014
Tap at the Staromestska Restaurant, Old Town Square, Prague. Poured a clear dark brown with a big frothy light tan head. The aroma is sweet malt and caramel. The flavour is medium to light sweet with a sweet watery malt light yeast palate. Light bodied with average carbonation. Not a lot going on but not so bad either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
veceo (651) - CROATIA - MAR 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Dark brown color with reddish hue, average sized brownish head that quickly disappeared. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Texture is disappointingly watery. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts, coffee, caramel. Medium sweet taste, very light bitterness. Nevertheless, it’s quite nice. Too bad it’s so thin and watery.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TyggaBrown (420) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2014
Well-balanced, caramelly and malty flavor, with little aroma and tiny head. Unexiting, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (612) - CROATIA - MAR 15, 2014
Dark beer with caramel and malt taste. Very low head when poured, light taste and quite drinkable.

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