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Starobrno Black Drak

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Starobrno Brewery (Heineken)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Brno, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A special dark beer, whose infernal black colour, fantastically complicated bouquet, and hint of oriental spice will attract not just patrons of dark beer.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cuso (4278) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 23, 2011
Bottled. dark brown color wit small beige head. Aroma, caramel, roasted malt. Taste, coffee, caramel, spices. Sweet aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2008
A beautiful dark clear brown beer with reddish hues, and a thick moka head. A pleasant sweet chocolate malt aroma. In mouth, sweet chocolate malt balls, cold coffee, very smooth. A nice schwarzbier. Oktoberfest evening at Marc Gratton’s, taste on April 20 2007

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10020) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2008
Bottled, 330ml with pull ring cap. From Pivovarsky Klub, Prague. Black, red hue, explosive brown head. Sweet and fruity dunkel, a little powdery in texture, but nicely set up with a blackcurrant, loganberry type flavour and a slightly cloying sweetness. Some carbonation, but not intrusive, a little chocolate, dark malt. Reasonably straight forward, uncomplicated beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HermanW (1027) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2006
Very good black beer. not very bitter a bit dry and sweet. I bought it last summer in the Czech Republic and storde it until Christmasday.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2006
Clear very dark amber with a large frothy light brown head. Good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and caramel, quite sweet too. Oily feel in the mouth, more chocolate and caramel come through the sweet body. The beer also has a late fruity kick to it, with blueberry and wildfruits in the finish. Interesting and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gr0ve (2128) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
330 ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black, with a deep ruby hue. Melanoidan round malty aroma. Dark sweet roasted, but at the same time, soft, malts. Medium-bodied. Some carbonation that sticks to the tongue. Soft and lightly souris mouthfeel. Gentle bitterness. Easy-drinking and not particularly complex, perhaps for other than the mentioned sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10112) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2006
Bottle at Luna Hotel in Prague. Nice amber color, quite fluffy offwhite head. Malty aroma with figs, cocoa, notes of ash and some apples. Malty flavor with toffee notes, some hops that grow stronger in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2006
Creamy light beige head with larger bubbles. Deep dark red translucent body. Vague burnt sweetish malt aroma. Taste is sweetish licorice with some roasty malts. Somewhat watery. Faint aftertaste. Decent, nothing special. (0.33l bottle.)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2006
Bottle at Arena Restaurant Pizzerie in Prague. Very dark brown color, big beige lasting creamy head. Malty sweet scent, not burnt but more to the bayern and münchener side. Fresh scent when the glass is swirled. Very rich mouthfeel. Sweet taste, low bitterness. Sweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13280) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2006
Bottle. Black beer with ruby edges and dark beige head. Some very nice velvety molasses, coffee and charcoal on aroma with some dark toffee too. Fullish in mouth, with more coffee/toffee. Finish is dryish. Not too sweet and just a feeling of juicy velvet. Nice beer.


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