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

bottled
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RATINGS: 796   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (10134) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2006
Bottle: Reddish-amber coloured, creamy tanned head, slowly diminishing to a small stable foamy layer; sweet-malty, toasted-malty nose; sweet-caramelly flavour, light bodied, soft MF; toasted, caramelly finish with a small chocolatey bitterness in the end. Hearty, easily drinkable Dunkel, a bit on the sweet side....

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (9997) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
500mL thanks to Ruben! Pours high carbonated clear mahogany, soapy, tan to coffee head. Good retention, some rockiness. Stays around for a good while. Nose is metallic with lemon tea and detergent. Taste is very watery, lemon tea, soap, hints of coffee and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 First rating
Draught 50 cl at "Zizkovsky restaurant Olse" in Zizkov in Prague.
Deep dark reddish to brown color with a brownish head. Hoppy and a bit sour scent. Rich body, medium bitterness. Sweet and refreshing taste.
Pure heaven compared to the bottled version you can find in Sweden!
8/4/8/4/18=4.2

Second rating
(500 ml bottle at the Plzen train station)
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet malty and roasted scent. Sweet malty fruity taste. MEdium mouthfeel. Low bitterness.
7/4/7/3/13=3.4

Rerate
Draught at Na Farme, outside of Praha, on June 6, 2011
Clear dark brownish red color, off-white head. sweet, malty, sugary taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, roasted scent.
7/4/7/3/14=3.5

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2005
Fantastic! Pours a rich red copper with a medium tan head with good lace. Aromas of toffee, sweet spice, dates. Toasted malt palate with cooked fruit in the finish (apples and raisins).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2010
(bottle) Clear, ruby brown colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Toasty malty aroma with notes of caramel, dark bread and a delicately hoppy touch. Moderately sweet and slightly roast-bitter flavour, light bodied but not watery with a smooth carbonation. Toasty malty taste with caramel, bread crusts and dark chocolate; dry-ish, roasty bitter finish with a subtle doughy acidity. Pleasant and rounded. 07.VI.10

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
On tap in Olomouc:

The Lure:
Creamy fruit salad sailing on an underlying bock-like malt sweetness. Roasted caramel and ashes complete the semi-complexity.

The Festivities:
Cloying caramel in an almost nitroed, soft and round body. Sweet chocolate melting into a weak roastiness.

Transcendence:
Thick icing on a thin cake is not necessarily as enjoyable as it could be.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (9295) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2010
Very dark brown, but not quite black. A tall, creamy white head. Aroma of burnt malt. Slight caramel and coffee. A touch of hops and raisins (apples?). Aroma stronger than usual. Sweetish flavor, lots of caramel, not as much roasted flavor as is in the nose. Slight burnt aftertaste, still sweet, a bit of hop dryness, but not much. Not roasted enough. Not enough hops really. A nice tasting beer, to be sure, but on the sweet end of the style. A little more like a German dunkel than is usual for a Czech dark.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (9276) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090215.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of malt,s caramel, toffee and some sugar. Flavor of sugar, caramel, malts and some syrup. Very sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Keg at U Černého Vola Day 1 of Fergus and Sarah’s Czech jaunt. 29/09/14. Caramel brown coloured pour with a light haze, and sticky light cream head. Aroma is sweet malt loaf, some cheese, nutty. Flavour is composed of sweet nutty brown bread, some caramel. Palate is sweet amd thin with moderate carbonation. Bit cloying, not for me.


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