Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with red highlights. Lasting off-white head. Caramel and butterscotch dominates a simple aroma. Sweet and rich toffee flavour.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Brewpub. Dark brown with ruby hints. Chocolate, coffee aroma which follows into the beer, a sweet, silky chocolate smoothness. Finishes very sweet unfortunately.
pivnizub (8000) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub: Deep ruby-amber coloured, persistent beige-brownish head; delicate dryish dark-malty nose, traces of roasted-malt and coffee detectable; moderate to stronger bitter-sweet flavour, astonoshingly light bodied for a beer of 5.0% ABV; lingering dryish malty-bitter finish with traces of liquorice and a subtle sweetness. Very pleasant, very well balanced Dunkel...........
3fourths (6960) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. cola brown. medium sized tan head. cola sweet nose of plum juice and dr. pepper. sweet, lightly toasty, a bit crunchy late but mostly oily / slick across the middle. decent.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This cherry-flavored mokaccino of a Tmavé thrives on its sensual body and elaborate malt complexity. Another highly successful Modra Hvezda product.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thick layer of foam covers the apparently clear ruby-tinged dark brown.
-There are few hops in this one, even in the finish.
-The nose is rather fruity, swaying from cherries to cranberries, from raisins to prunes.
-The body on this one is as hedonistic as their Polotmavé’s.
On tap at the brewpub.
Quack-Duck (6811) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
PETka z pivovaru. Very dark, nearly nlack colour, large beige head. Malty nose. Full-bodied, flavours of caramel, chocolate and cocoa powder, also roasted malt. Slightly hoppy, not too sweet overall.
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught at the brewpub, on June 28, 2008)
Clear dark brown color, light tan head. Sweet and apple scent. Sweet malty taste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. Alround rating: Quite a sweet roasty beast with hints of fruit. Just not my style.
Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
How: Tap at brewpub (Modrá Hvězda, Dobřany, Czech Republic)
The look: Clear dark ruby body with a medium beige head
To me a typical Czech Tmavé (Czech Black Lager) is: Dark malts and barely any roastiness sensation. Some dark fruits flavours (raisins with a little figs, dates and prunes) wrapped in smooth dark caramel (borderline toffee) and a subtle chocolate note. A bit bready. Moderately sweet without much hops presence and only a mild bitterness (voluntary unbalanced it seems). Very smooth body, like a watery cream.
This one: As above but a little but a bit more roasted and dry than the average Tmavé. Very good.
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
amazingly black and thick and rich with an off-white head. aroma of cocoa powder. despite seeming to have very little sweetness, i tasted sultanas, molasses, strawberry jam and a drop of espresso. very full for a czech dark beer, probably the most stout-like one i´ve tried