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


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RATINGS: 675   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Produced from special dark malts, which is why even its foam is dark.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Joffe (3) - USA - OCT 23, 2005
The best dark beer I have ever had. Note that I have only tried the Velkopopovcky Kozel Cerny brewed in the Czech Republic. This is the best dark beer in the world. Not too sweet no bite, just right. Of course, Velkopopovycky just won the gold medal in Belgium for best beer in all three categories: light, medium and dark. This should come as no surprise to people that actually know beer. I would also like to point out that in the Czech Republic, where Kozel comes from, 57% of the people prefer Cerny (dark) Kozel to medium, light or premium light. I agree with them. After all, Czechs drink more beer per capita than any other people in the world.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (2277) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle in a train. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel. Taste is sweet, lot of roasted malt, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (595) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JUN 29, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head that shows good retention. Aroma of toasted and chocolate malts. Deep notes of cocoa, butter, milk and hot chocolate. Really nice and enticing. Taste is moderately sweet, subtle and enveloping. It reaches a high peak after holding it in the mouth for a few seconds. Aftertaste is almost as intense. Tastes like a mixture betwen a Bock and a Porter. Velvety palate, smooth and medium carbonated. Medium bodied. Alcohol unnoticeable but shows layers of complexity despite being barely 3.8% ABV. By far the best dark beer I tried during my trip to Germany (so far...).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Achel (140) - GREECE - JUN 29, 2015
Dark amber color. Light aroma of malt, caramel, fudge. Weak body, with a sweetish taste, almost just caramel, and not bitter enough.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
funcut (391) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JUN 29, 2015
zahvaljujuci mom odlicnom frendu Bizonu (Miru) ja i Vedran smo probali i ovo pivo ...katastrofa pivo ... karamelast okus je jedino sto ima od crne pive ...prazan okus ..nema jakosti ni gorcine ..kakvo je to crno pivo s 3,8% alc...??

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeergeekKorea (24) - SOUTH KOREA - JUN 26, 2015
Draft at the Tap House in Pangyo, South Korea. Little head and deep dark brown colour. Also little malt flavour like toffee. Mild toffee taste, and finishes mild coffee flavour with some maple syrup, not special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Michcio (47) - Gdansk, POLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Barwa brunatna, przejrzysta, kremowa piana średniej wielkości i trwałości. Aromat karmelu, minimalnie kawowy, ogólnie dość słaby. W smaku karmel, lekka paloność, słaba goryczka i zdecydowanie za mało ciała. Pije się dobrze, ma w miarę dobry smak, ale zdecydowanie zbyt wodniste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidtjm (885) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pour is dark, aroma is toffee, sweet. Taste is sweet, toffee, too thin. Average

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eveningdrinks (7) - - JUN 13, 2015 does not count
Brown but not dark brown appearance and a little of quickly dissipating foam.Nice balanced taste. Chocolaty,caramel, earthy notes. No metallic taste detected. Easy drinking, wonderful and kind of longlasting aftertaste. Reccomended, 17/20

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
feognix (2) - Briar Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
Rich malt flavours balanced perfectly with rich blend of earthy hops. Delicious. Recommended

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Lebo88 (116) - POLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Very poor dark beer. Watery taste and weak aroma. Kozel brand is really bad.

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