Krāslavas Tumšais
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Brewed by Krāslavas Avots
Style: Dunkel/Tmavũ
Krāslava, Latvia


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
estpiwo (1222) - - OCT 28, 2012
1L plastic bottle from keg in Laagri Maksimarket near Tallinn. ABV was 6,2% in label. Dark amber body, minimal head. Light fruity aroma. Taste was roasty ( or smoky). Aftertaste was smoky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MadRobin (1694) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 26, 2014
On tap at Brewery Õlleklubi in Tallinn, Estonia where it was listed as "Dark (Tume)" on the English menu and "Voor Sterke Dark Beer" on the Estonian menu. Brewery Õlleklubi tries to look like a brewery, but its house beers are mostly rebranded Latvian beers. According to information on RateBeer, it’s actual Tumšais brewed by Krāslavas Avots. Lightly hazy, orange rusty brown with an off-white head and very good lacing. Very sweet aroma of brown sugar and toffee. Taste of super sweet malt, toffee, brown sugar and light molasses (i.e., molasses without the dark flavor). Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vells (542) - LATVIA - NOV 5, 2013
Quite malty, bit caramel, bready, weird fruity. Moderate sweet with some moderate bitter finish. Definitely not bad, but unbalanced for me and brings headaches X)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Melnis (94) - LATVIA - NOV 5, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 Draft. Not the darkest beer. Thick foam. Roasted malt aroma. Not very sweet, likeable tast. Bought 0,5 should have bought 2L :D

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kingstoni (1339) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Plastic bottle from tap at BeerIS. Label has ABV 6.2. Hazy reddish copper color with a minimal head. Earthy aroma of iron and cabbage. Metallic taste of malt. Some smokiness. Not much carbonation. Rated 22.8.2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zenkis (497) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUL 11, 2013
On tap poured in PET bottle, Miestiņš beer store, Riga, Anniņmuižas iela 2. 5.9% alco Pours brownish with good beige thick top, above average lasing, thick as well, diminishing speed - acceptable. Aroma - dominant sweet malty, a bit rye bread like with good tones of roasted, toasted malt. Taste is caramel-malt sweet with average bitter from darker malt and hopping, but hops are lesser partner in this flavor. Palate - medium+ body, quite thick texture, flat carbonation, finish is sweet plus light bitter. Easy drinkable overall, but not much cause becomes a bit annoying, a bit boring in taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2012

Draught into PET bottle @ Miestins centra, Bruninieku 42, Riga, Latvia.

Unclear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, roasted, bread, brown sugar notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, nutty, caramel, bread. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120729]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
Served into PET bottle from tap at Miestins, Riga. Enjoyed around the corner in a park. (noted at 4.8 on the label, 5.9% in the information booklet). Cloudy copper colour, coarse head. Distinct roasty bread aroma. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Bready and roasty with some spicy hops and hazelnuts. Slight malt bitterness. Nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thirstyrabbit (1000) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2012
From keg to PET bottle as "Krāslavas Tumšais" but the ABV is marked to be 6,2%. This can’t taste the same as the 4,8% version that is listed here. Copper body with a minimal head. Aroma has some berries and a weak roasty character. Taste has caramel and berries. Finish is nutty and sour. Feels off. Maybe the keg was oxidized?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (2010) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 28, 2012
Draught. Light copper color. Small off-white head. Wild strawberries, hops, some roastiness in aroma. Bitter, hoppy flavor. Mild coffee like aftertaste. Some weird unclean side taste.
Earlier Rating: 5/4/2012 Total Score: 3
Draught @Brewery õlleklubi. Black as coal. Small beige head, disappears quickly. Roasted malts, caramel, fruity, nuts in aroma. Sweet honey, burnt sugar, caramel in body. Very mild and short bitter ending, dark chocolate. Not a bad beer, but they serve it ice cold. I wonder how sweet it could be if served in normal temperature.

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