TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby brown color, firm big brown head. Sweety-bready, caramelly and lightly diacetylic nose. Light chocolaty and sweet caramelly flavor with some woody hops. Kind of drinkable, but didn’t impress me.
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Novomestsky Pivovar, Prague.
Pours deep black with brownish edges. A great, creamy, beige head on top. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, toffee and lightly roasted malts. Okay mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, good, soft chocolate and a finely balanced roastedness at the end. Long aftertaste.
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap at the restaurant. Pours cloudy dark brown with a redish glare and a slowly collapsing light tan head. Butterish and mild roasted malt aroma. Mild roasted to just toasted malt, light liqourice note and mild sweetness in the flavour. Ends mild malty and slight toasted with no bitterness.
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Huge beige creamy head that really lasted. Dark mahogany color. Excellent display of lacework. As in general with the Prague brewpubs that I had the pleasure of trying, the beer is very crisp, fresh and tasty. Notes of liquorish, butterscotch, mild dusty flora / flower, roasted malt. Over the palate came mild coffee, sweet chocolate and what could appear as dark dried fruity notes as well. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and creamy smooth and crisp texture. Moderated sweet and bitter flavor in balanced symphony. Lingering light roasted malty sweet finish with a touch of liquorish and dusty floral notes at the very end.
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Deep ruby red colour, mediumsized creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, some raisins and mildly roasted notes. Flavour is mildly roasted, quite sweet malts with some sllight earthy/yeasty notes.
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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 Novomestsky Pivovar brewpub (Prague)
The look: Dark brown with a short-lived 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 more watery and not tasty at all. A bit greasy. Disappointing.
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En fűt. Pinte dégustée directement ŕ la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe chocolatée. Apparence: La couleur est brunâtre. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goűt de caramel avec une pointe d’houblon. Courte durée de l’arričre goűt. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légčre présence de caramel en arričre goűt. (Rating #1509)
Ernest (6183) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium to dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread, cocoa, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
More soap in this one, though not as much as the svetly. Watery and bland.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy medium-dark brown with a fluffy white head. Sweet molasses, spice and a weird funkiness in the aroma; a little off. Sweet flavor with some roast and nuttiness. Medium body with prickly carbonation. A little odd for a dunkel, and not as good as the svetle in my opinion.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I drank this piece in the same-named micro brewery/restaurant in Prague. I didn’t like this anywhere as much as the Pilsner. It had a very yeasty almost fleshy taste. I still drunk it though, so can’t be all bad!