Brewed by Pivovar Náchod (LIF)
Style: Doppelbock
Náchod, Czech Republic


on tap

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Beer with distinct and sweet taste of malt aroma gradating into smooth bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2006
(Bottled) Very dark reddish brown color with a smallish, beige, lemonadey head. Very sweet-candy-syrupy, dark-dried-fruity aroma with quite a lot of liquourish alcohol. Extremely sweet and malty, mildly roasty flavor, with alcohol pushing through despite the sweetness. Very full-bodied, very syrupy-sweet, somewhat alcoholic, liquourish palate with medium carbonation. An extremely malty, cloying sweet doppelbock. Anyone heard of balance here?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6681) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark brown with large tan head. Aroma of bubble gum wheat, sweet caramel, roasted grains and hops. This huge bock was on sweeter side, sweeten by brown sugars. Once you pass this you might find this potent lager quiet enjoyable. Recommended ageing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Deep brown with mahogany highlights. Small tan head almost disappears. Aroma of sweet malt, raisins and choclolate. More of the same in the flavors -lots of sweet malt and dark fruit. Very smooth ending with a bitter chocolate finish. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Bottled. Poured a clear, deep, translucent caramel brown with a fine looking cap of beige head. You could tell that this was a thick one from the nose... rich molasses, plums, prunes, brown sugar, chocolate, and a hefty dose of alcohol... very sweet overall. The flavor was dominated by soy sauce, tar, and prunes... with alcohol seeping through at all phases of the drink. Sweet and syrupy... this reminded me of S.A. Triple Bock at several points (not a good thing in this guy’s opinion). The sweetness, alcohol, and soy at the finish made the drink cloying and hard to finish. Big and not very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (13385) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber, small offwhite head. Quite mild tar aroma with some chocolate malt. Sweet and oily flavor, notes from figs and mint. A bit too thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle. Sweet and malty aroma with alcohol and plums/prunes, brown sugar, and a touch of caramel. A little harsh, actually. Rubypitch with an aggressive brown head. Legs but no lace. Syrupy and alcoholic, super thick and sticky. Dark roast malt establishes itself quickly, slight nuttiness, spicey, overly sweet. Brown sugar, caramel, plums/prunes. Very vinous, tons of "structure," dry hot finish. A real battering ram...and that’s no compliment....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2006
Dark brown color. Pretty good doppelbock, malty enough, quite sweet; caramel; traces of roasted nuts. Balanced sweetness/bitterness and doesn’t show too much the alcohol content. Yet, not enough aromatic nor complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2006
[Bottled. Courtesy of gnoff.] Dark ruby colour. Marzipan, sweet malty nose, with a touch of alcohol. Ultra-sweet backbone, light roasty and a remarkable warming alcohol feel. The sweetness plays first, second and third violin, preventing other characteristics to step forward. Syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle brought home from Prague, purchased at "Pivni Gallerie". Label sais "Primator Double 24% Tmavy Porter". Dark ruby red color, big lasting beige head. Strong alcoholic scent, sweet with some liquorice. Very big body. Sweet and a bit red wine in the taste. The sugary sweet is dominant in the taste. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rpattinson (84) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2006
Near black colour, thick light tan head; roast, cream, black toffee, raisins aroma; very sweet/bitterish taste with black toffee, caramel, chocolate, dates and coffee aromas; bitter finish with liquorice, treacle, black toffee, raisins and coffee aromas. A wonderfully rich and malty beer, which is big and bold in a quite un-lagery way. The label proclaims it as "tmavý porter" or dark porter. I’m not sure that’s what it is, but who gives a fig - it’s still a great beer. Well worth seeking out.

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