Brewed by Královský pivovar Krušovice (Heineken)
Style: Schwarzbier
Krusovice, Czech Republic


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Harmony between taste and beauty - Dark beer is the traditional product of the Royal Brewery of Krušovice and for more than 100 years the production of this beer has not stopped. The beer has a full, sweet caramel taste and a light hop flavour. The high quality of the raw ingredients assures the excellent taste of the beer. There are several types of malt, natural spring water from the Křivoklát Wood and hops from the Žatec area.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, - MAY 8, 2012
500ml bottle, best before November 2007, drank in June 2007. I chose this beer (from my stash) because I had some Chilli Edam cheese my wife had bought for my Belgian beer night and I wouldn’t let her serve it because it would have ruined the tastebuds of everyone. I wanted to eat the cheese with a beer that would complement each other. My review is for the beer before I started eating the chilli cheese, although I enjoyed it more washing down the biscuits and cheese. Poured into my Gordon’s Finest Gold thistle glass, it looks great. Dark with an off white head. The aroma is of sweet malts, the taste is weak and thin, so too the mouthfeel. I thought this might be disappointing, I wasn’t mistaken, it will help wash down the chilli cheese.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (1464) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
Couleur brune sombre, trčs légčre mousse. Nez de malt toasté et doux. Gout de malt toasté, pain, légčrement grillé. Assez sčche et rapide. Corps moyen. Mais vraiment pas mal pour le peux d’alcool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wozap (250) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - APR 21, 2015
Brązowe z niską utrzymującą się piana. Aromat co słody, karmel, skórka chleba. Odczucie w ustach jak najbardziej odpowiednie dla blg, jest słodycz, grak goryczki.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 14, 2015
Dark brown colour with light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and barley, caramel. Similar are flavours, with too sweet sugar notes. Low carbonation and bitterness and too watery finish. For me absolutely too low abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PauloAG (146) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
500cc bottle. Pours dark brown with thin head. Sweet and caramel with a roasty and coffee finish. Very crispy and with some hops present. Slightly bitter finish. Really nice beer but I just miss more alcohol and mouth feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adodo (119) - Riga, LATVIA - APR 4, 2015
Aroma is quite weak. Dark brown. Very lively. Light to medium bitterness and sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
belgis (247) - LATVIA - APR 4, 2015
Mild sweetness in aroma! Dark malts in taste slightly sour. Almost no foam thin lacing but color is apetaising.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Intsr (53) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2015
Aroma: roasted malts, caramel. Appearance: brown, clear, frothy, tan foam, disappears quickly. Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, watery. Palate: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, finish lightly bitter,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (1287) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2015
0,5L can. Pours dark ruby with light brown head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, roast, malt, metallic notes. Flavor is sweet, roast, metallic, some bitterness, malt. Body is thin. Overall: drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (1402) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
19.4.2014. Very malty, a bit dry roasted malts. Rather watery mouthfeel. Malty, dryish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jultsu (243) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Ok vaahto, mustan värinen lievällä punertavuudella. Vetinen maakeahko suutuntuma, lievää metallisuutta. Täyteläisen kermainen kuitenkin, ei ollenkaan hassumpaa.

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