Brewed by Pivovar Pardubice
Style: Baltic Porter
Pardubice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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It is made of the highest-quality raw materials by a well-tried technology. Extended maturing time guarantees delicious bitterness and balanced taste. Ingredients: drinking water, 4 sorts of barley malts, sugar, refined hops, hops extract.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2004
This was just a bit too thin and had an overwhelming alcohol bite to it. Good appearance with a tall light tan head. Roasty coffee aroma. Taste was moderatly roasty with a bit of fruitiness to the finish. The body was to thin and watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Bottle pours a deep dark garnet, large gray/tannish foamy head, with fairly attractive lacing.   Roasted malts & figs in the aroma & flavor.   Good body, full mouthfeel.   Finishes dry, of dark pitted fruit and light soy.   So far one of the best this night had to offer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2004
Bottled. Nut-brown with aroma and flavour from dried, sweet fruits. Rather full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Appearance: the color, a deepest, darkest black, with a lush, toasted tan, bristling and bubbling head atop. Aroma: perfect! Sweet, but roasty, with notes of coffee, cocoa, pepper...oh, it’s good!, I want to drink it in and in!...dark, luscious, lovely...like snorting coffee grounds, a rich, invigorating sensation! Taste: again, they’ve got it down! This is one smooooth porter! Little bitterness, full sweet feeling in the mouth, with a short, tasty finish. Texture is light, but just right. More chocolate and roasty flavors persist throughout the drink. The 8% ABV did not come through much, perhaps masked by the sweet, creamy flavor. For smoothness and drinkability, this one comes out on top1 Good to see that the Czechs do more than just pilseners.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 (Bottled) Clear, dark ruby red with a medium, tanned and lightly lacy head. Aroma of roasted, salty, licoricey malt. Pretty roasty and licoricey, sweet caramely-syrupy-malty flavor with quite low bitterness and some smokiness. Slicky-sweet, medium-bodied palate with low carbonation. A nice treat for Czech beer lovers, but not quite the same as in 2004 when I sampled this (draught) for the first time. The syrupy sweetness is just too much - now that I know better... :) Oh well - still it’s the best Czech beer I’ve sampled, so can’t complain! (Bottled) Quite spicy and herby flavor with licorice. Definitely different from the draught version - and not quite as good. Pretty sweet, but still quite enjoyable. (Draught@One Pint Pub, was 8-4-9-4-16=4.1) Nice, deep dark red color with small-medium head. Quite mild, sourish and slightly wineous aroma - gets sweeter as it warms. Roasted, slightly smoky and sweet flavor with cherry and oak notes and a sugary finish. Medium to full-bodied, syrupy palate with a sticky finish. A truly excellent porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2004
Bottled. Dark brown. Big maltiness, roasty with licorice notes. Somewhar vineous. Rich bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4391) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Pours a dark ruby color with a towering head. Malt and caramel dominate the nose. Sweet, sweet malt flavor with a bit of dust on the end, perhaps from a kind of hops. Baltic porter?! I figured this was a dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Dark Brown With Red Tint. Small Tan Head. Sweet Malt. Good Warming From Alcohol. Dry on the Tongue At the End...Some Raisin and Bitter...Very Good Porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2004
bottle in prague: a black beer with a light tan head. roasted malt aroma with some light fruitiness. the taste is of sweet roasted maltiness with plum/currant flavors with coffee and some bitterness on the end. very good beer. i liked some much i brought one home.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2004
Lightly brown, fizzy head, which is fully diminishing. Murky black body. Sweet malty aroma. Moderately acidic, lightly bitter initial flavour. Lightly acidic, lightly bitter (long) finish. Very nice Czech Beer!

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