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Sessler Tmavý Špeciál 21°

Formerly brewed at Pivovar Sessler
Style: Dunkler Bock
Trnava, Slovak Republic


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Limited edition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4826) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
(Sessler Tmavý Špeciál 21°) Apparently new batch, bottled 24/12/14. Bottle 500 ml, thanks to Cuso! Served into my new dimpled mug. ABV 7.8% Dark brown, almost black colour on the body with little ruby hues where light meets it. Almost two fingers of beige head, thick and creamy, with very good retention, leaving light lacing behind. Very nice aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, sugar, burnt caramel. Taste also of roasted malts, liquorice, light toffee, sugar, molasses, caramel, some chocolate notes, well hidden alcohol. Very sweet with a sour touch on the finish that lasts only for a moment. Full body, good carbonation,sticky on the palate. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Really liked this one, great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dohny (358) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 16, 2014
Poured from bottle. Dark brown color with big beige head. Aroma of chocolate, prunes, alcohol. Full bodied, oily texture, average carbonation. Besides chocolate and prunes is in flavor also licorice and ash. Sweetness dominates in balance and lingers also in finish. Nice winter warming beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (2227) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Soft soapiness. Dark brown, flattening tan head. Sour soap flavour, odd oily carbonation. Rank soapy smoked finish. Odd.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of cola, berries and vinegar. Taste is harch vinegar with some licorice and chocolate. Syrupy sweet with a sour finish. A mess

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle at home... Dark tan head... Sweet honey dark berry roast... Fizzy... Gone vinegary... Red wine vinegar... Soft honey malts... Odd

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (6957) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013

Appearance: Black color with a small tan head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Dark malty and a bit sour fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Sweet, light sour and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Dominating fruity and dark malty.
Overall impression: Probably stored a bit to long, otherwise ok.
Personal stats: Bottle at Cuso Plaza in Bratislava, Slovakia

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1688) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle via Cuso in trade... Dark and spent oil slick... like 1500 miles past due oil change oil. Nose is malt with light chocolate tone. Thinner tan head. No lacing to speak of. Stone fruit tones start half way thru. Green bottle love! Alcohol creeps up on you and made me sway in my computer chair....maybe I should eat something with this says I. Arrgh... Oh crap now I’m thinking in Pirate. Oh my. Finish rounds up with malt chocolate and some plum. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2013
50cl bottle, thanks Cuso. Large tan head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, chocolate, light prune, lager yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, raisin/prune, light coffee. Medium-full body, light stickiness, very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10362) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2013
500 ml bottle. From Cuso. A really big thank you!
Black colour with a big foamy tan head. The aroma is caramel sweetness, buttery sweetness, dark fruits, malt and mild chocolate. The flavour is dark chocolate, malt, dark fruits but also some sourish berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2013
bottle, donated by cuso, d’akujem! Hazy deep brown colour, beige head. Solid malty base, robust, hints of caramel and raisins plus some dark berries (blackcurrant, blackberries) that add some sourness. Nice one.

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