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Brewed by Pivovar Nová Paka
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Nova Paka, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Bottle courtesy CigarCityBrew. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malt, and light roasted malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20827) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
Bottled. Deep ruby colour (near black), small beigeish brown head. Aroma is mild caramel malts, sugar and some balancing mild notes of hops. Flavour is much the same. Compared to the Velikonoční Podkrkonošsky Speciál Tmavý, this one lacks the candyish sweetness and pretty much the roasted notes.
Earlier Rating: 4/3/2007 Total Score: 3.3
Bottled. Dark rubyish brown colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and some sweet dark sugary notes. Flavour is caramel, toffee, slightly roaste dmalts and some hops. Candyish sweetness lurking in the background. Not too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2008
Easter beer. Dark ruby colour. Light brown head. Malty taste. Some hints of glue in the taste. Some taste of hops in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2008
A Budapesti Cseh Sörfesztivál egyik legjobb söre volt az én számomra!Finom pörkölt magos, kávés és nem túl édes!Nagy kár hogy egyenlőre csak a fesztivál idején lehetett kapni!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 18, 2008
Nice beer with a copper body and a small beige head. Complex and sweet aroma and taste of coffe, chocolate and roasted grains.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 8, 2008
Light brown head disappears fast but leaves nice lacing. Color is dark reddish-brown. Aroma is sweet and a bit roasted malts. Sweet malts and smoke in flavor. Aftertaste is dry and bitter. Flavor contains also some odd nuances.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2008
Opaque ruby, disappearing foamy head. Nose is dark fruits, some herbs and all sorts of vegetables. Stuffy/earthy overall tone. Flavor has burned malts, some liquorice, dark fruits and herbs. Finishes dry, with ashy and burned bitterness, a bit porter like even. Medium bodied with quite big bubbled and coarse carbonation. Strange.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2008
0.5 l bottle. Dark mahagony color, sparkling cola head. Sweetish, bready and roasty flavor with hint of licorice. Bready, roasty, caramelly and sugary flavor with licorice as well as weird woody and plastic off flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1095) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2009 Dark, reddish brown beer. Medium-sized firm and creamy tan head that diminishes slowly. The aroma is sweet, malty and spicy. Stange combination of gingerbread cookies and fruits on the nose. Some hops and fresh grass on the background. The flavor is sweet and malty. It has molasses and dried fruits (raisins and apricots). Same glue-like house flavor as in valdtejn. Medium roastedness, a hint of smoke and some milk chocolate. The finish is quite bitter with some chocolatey malts, light roastedness and "glue". Hides alcohol very well. The palate is medium bodied, silky soft and low carbonated. Sticky bitterness in the finish, but it´s a bit dull. Once again, a peculiar and quite diverse beer from Nova Paka. Somehow I´ve enjoyed their beers and this one is no exception. ( 7-3-7-3-14) Earlier rating: total 37 p. Medium sized head is blond/bege in colour. Forms nice lacing and does not disappear totally. Nice dark amber or reddish-brown colour is clear. Some roasted malts in aroma, but mostly sweet and a bit spicy. Medium body. Palate is grass-like sweet and spicy, malts are finely roasted. Some dry bitterness in aftertaste. Pretty enjoyable beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2008
A fizzy, tan, soda-like head falls quickly into a thin crown over a deep brown body with ruby highlights. Strange aroma prompts a double take; strong essences of walnuts, chestnuts and cola ride over waves of banana bread and smouldering, damp wood. Further back herbal hops, sulphur and brown sugar round out the olfactory experience, which feels rather sharp and stuck together in an overall sense. The flavour is a combination of bread, malt and toffee sweetness and alkaline bitterness, leading into a slightly chemical aftertaste with some vegetal components as well. Medium bodied with a tacky texture and fizzy carbonation. Feels rather astringent as well. I simply couldn’t get into this one at all with it’s odd chemical-like fermentation by-products. 50cl bottle, bbe 15/08/08.


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