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Marston’s / Purkmistr Bohemian Schwarzbier

Marston’s / Purkmistr Bohemian Schwarzbier
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Formerly brewed at Marston’s
Style: Schwarzbier
Burton-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask: Special - JDW November Festival 2009
Josef Krysl has visited Marston’s Brewery, Burton upon Trent, to brew this beer especially for this JDW beer festival. Considered by many as the Czech beer guru, Josef not only develops and brews great beers, but has also helped to set up breweries worldwide. This is a classic dark beer, characterised by a taste of fresh coffee beans and dark chocolate, with hints of aniseed emerging in the finish. Hops used: CSaaz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
12th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Very dark red - brown beer, just about transparent. Light soft palate. Minerally dark malt start after which coffe and dark chocolate flavours develop. There is also a distinct tangyness riding along. Trace of banana peeping through at the end. Bitterness makes itself known in the aftertaste. Interesting flavours cycling round in this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ondra (3) - - MAY 17, 2012 does not count
Pivo s velmi výraznou kyselejší kávovou chutí, bez umělého karamelového ocasu. Říz střední. Pěna krémová stabilní mírně kroužkuje. Jeden z nejlepších českých tmavých ležáků.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mowbeer (325) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 1, 2012
Drafted at the Brewery.Pours dark brown almost black with a beige pillowy head.Aroma of wholemeal bread,rye and roasted marshmallows.Flavors of,licorice,coffee bean,dark chocolate with a milky creaminess.A nice balance of hops and malt..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2010
At Spoons in Manchester. Dark brown black with a thin-ish tan head. Aroma of toffee and caramel, slight smoke and chocolate. Flavour has a nice sweet licorice like flavour. Not what I was expecting. Like pulling a slag and finding out she’s a sweet innocent misunderstood woman, but dirty. And some tool with their trackie bottoms tucked in their socks has just bumped me for nothing. Aha, I see your cock like behaviour and don’t even need to pull my trump card, step up nutcase tit lad. See him off. Love it when a supposed ’big dog’ meets a genuine away with a mixer nutter. And now I best pull him away and leave. Good ol’ spoons...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2010
Cask at JDW EDINBURGH AIRPORT at 5AM before a flight to De Molen event... dark brown black ... thin tan head ... sweet cherry roast nose ... rich malt ... loads of licorice ... deep roast ... ligth bitter chocolate linger ... smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2009 The Baron. Completely pich under a smother of tan. Butter-drenched oddity probably not intended by the Czech brewmasters; big dollop of Stork on liquorice, fruitcake, rye bread and wholemeal toast-accented malts.. Dabs of carbon and Marmite. Very lightly singed. Filthy Caramac-hued drips of lace that actually look like lace. Not bad despite the diacetyl and involvement of Marstons. There’s a good beer in there somewhere...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Bankers Draft JDW, Sheffield 14/11/2009 Pale hop aroma. Small beige head. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp full malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Black brown with a decent beige head and plenty of lace. Full of caramel and liquorice with some really good dark fruity notes. Slightly metalic in the finish but it’s got plenty of flavour to mask it. Very good light and drinkable Czech stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotty (1133) - SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2009
The Quayside, Newcastle. VERY dark, almost opaque, It certainly has a rich coffee like aroma and palate, this rather overpowers the whole experience for me. A distinctive brew, not sure if I’d try again but glad I gave it a go. Went well with my burger & chips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2009
Cask in the alfread herring. Alround rating: Very stouty, big roasted malt character, black burntness, not much in the way of hop or fruityness. Not my scene.

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