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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Inspired by the black session lagers of the Czech Republic, Notch Černe Pivo is malty, toasty, and infinitely drinkable. While Černe pours black, it trades the high intensity roast and bitterness of a porter or stout for the mellow malty profile of a lager. Think roasty, but think subtle roasty. It also trades the fruitiness of an ale for a cleaner lager aroma, which allows the subtle malt character to come through. Černe Pivo is Czech for “Black Beer”, and is a style wholly indigenous to the Czech Republic, yet with little awareness in the US.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at NERAX. Black pour with a brown head. Burnt aroma. Very roasty flavour, with light dark fruit and a hint of lactic acid.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1328) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
16 ounce draft at Row 34 poured into a standard pint glass. Pours black with ruby brown hues and a light tan head, maybe half a finger. Decent lacing. Aromas of sweet and bitter malt, caramel, cocoa, light wheat. Tasting notes of cocoa, coffee, roast, dark chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish, medium carbonation. Pretty interesting and tasty, very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (672) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Tap at Ale House. Pours deep amber brown with a scant beige head. Aroma of caramel malt and smoke. Flavor follows nose. Caramel sweetness tempered by a fair amount of smoke and ash. Finishes dirty caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (159) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Dark brown with tan head that quickly dissipates. Light bodied some coffee flavors. Easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Toasty coffee malt and singed hops aroma. Odd lactic undertone, wait till it warms if that’s not really apparent. Dark cola brown. The texture is kind of cola like too - nice and crisp and sometimes gritty, yet mellow as a whole. Bittersweet coffee taste. This one is about what the brewer describes, and can be abbreviated to something like dunkel with schwartz tendencies.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (2001) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and hops; Overall, a little bland - but not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle. Tx Kan. Pours black off white head. Aroma nice roasted malt, toasty. Flavors astringent tannic malts, coffee, nutty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
22oz bomber shared at a DC tasting. Brown black, very light delicate body. Takes a style that is made pretty sub-standardly all too often, and really perfects it. Great clean example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4641) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle provided by jslot38. Thanks! Well I noted it had an awful aroma - but i don’t remember why I noted that or anything else, ah well. Anyway, poured a ruby-cola color with a small off-white head. Aroma was sweet roasted, chocolates, and toffee. Flavor was likewise.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
22oz bottle, thanks jslot38. Tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some caramel. Light-medium body.


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