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

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RATINGS: 786   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Produced from special dark malts, which is why even its foam is dark.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gangstergafje (666) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
The beer has a reddish brown color, like cola. The foam is almond colored and not very abundant. The beer looks delicious. The smell has some roasted barley, but it isn’t that strong. The bitter sweetroast aroma is nice. The taste is very mellow and has the same bittersweet roast flavor as the smell has. There is a tiny hoppy undertone. The palate isn’t that great, the beer misses some fizzling.

3.2
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cervmagpt (647) - PORTUGAL - AUG 4, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 3D). Bottle 50 cl - Batch L5174 18:10. AROMA: slight sweet bread crust aroma with faint notes of caramel and some cereal (rice, corn). no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark ruby color and translucent. moderate-low tanned head with below average retention. TASTE: very dilluted caramel and roasted notes with a slight sweet background. low bitterness with a sweet finish. PALATE: thin body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a very poor czech dark lager.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmeup (638) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2010
Clear dark amber/ruby. Light tan head. Roasted malt dominant with crusty brown bread aroma. Easy in the mouth with sweet roated grains & low hop flavour. For a 3.8er it’s very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
massingasetta (634) - München, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
Kozel steht für Gemütlichkeit und runde sanfte Biere. So ist es auch bei dem Kozel Cerny (Dark). Die Farbe, Optik und Geruch sind stimmig und angenehm. Leicht Röstgerüche sind zu riechen. Der Einstieg ist so sanft man merkt kaum es handele sich hier um ein Bier. Der Körper ist schon ein wenig dominanter, es könnte sich hierbei aber auch um ein Malzbierhandeln. Insgesamt ein sehr leichtes Schwarzbier, was nur etwas überzeugt aber sicherlich in der richtigen Ambiente munden könnte.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (615) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2013
A nostalgic beer for me as one of the only dark beers available in the late 90s that wasn't stout - a good point of difference to all the tasteless lagers. Deep brown with a foamy mocha head. Roasted malt, coffee and milk chocolate on the nose. Sweet flavours of roasted malts, nuts,milk chocolate. A very mild bitterness to clean the beer up and make it very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
atrox (615) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Nice dark beer with aromas of cocoa, malts and plums and of course roasted. Very light and drinkable

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2013
500 ml can @ home July 04, 2013 Beer brought back from Saint Petersburg,Russia in April in my suitcase. Dark brown in color with a white head. Aroma is malt and some chocolate. A bit thin and watery beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Not much of a selection on a Czech train ride. Ah well, at least it’s beer. And I’m also really glad its "foam" is dark, too.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2008
...bottle. Nice dark beer, with an off-white, lasting head. Smooth, malty, grainy, goes down well. No overpowering alcohol taste, which is not typical of the style. Slightly sweet, but not over the top, balanced by roasted malt with a nice smooth finish, and a hint of hops. Surprisingly good, but overpriced due to the low alcohol content.


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