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


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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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 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 (2201) - 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 (3580) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (229) - CROATIA - MAR 24, 2014
Reddish brown color, thick brownish head. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Texture is disappointingly watery. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts, coffee, caramel. 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 (376) - 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 (203) - CROATIA - MAR 15, 2014
Dark beer with caramel and malt taste. Very low head when poured, light taste and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (194) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 10, 2014
Black color with red tone. Medium tan head. Bitterish finish. Medium to full body. Lively carbonation. Coffee nose. Decent Tmavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanVah (50) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
På flaska @ Cindirella. Mörkt kaffefärgad, Luktar svagt av kola, Bra smak som fyller ut gommen. God.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (473) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Flaska@Cinderella. Brunsvart vätska med kaffefärgat skum. Dofter av bränt gummi, kaffe och liten hint av röda bär. Brödig lite fruktig smak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (416) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 8, 2014
Clear copper/brown, light brown head malts, caramel, a hint of winey caramel malts, a hint of ashes, coffee watery

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