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Starobrno Black Drak

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: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A special dark beer, whose infernal black colour, fantastically complicated bouquet, and hint of oriental spice will attract not just patrons of dark beer. 13°

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2004
This is one of the best dunkels from bottle I have ever had. Almost pitch black in colour with a good off white head. Aroma is malty with some coffee. Flavor is a blend of the sweetness of the caramel malts, the coffee notes and some spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4953) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 18, 2004
This was almost suprisingly good, it had an intensive, maybe toasted flavor, with some not-so-subtle hints of spice. I will probably try it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15272) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2004
Bottle. OK head. Sweet, but well-balanced. Hint of liquorice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2004
This beer is quite unusual and nothing like most other Czech dark beers. It's colour is red/black, but instead of the expected caramel comes a strong liquorice and aniseed aroma and flavour and a dry malty finish. Some toffee is present, but the beer is mainly roasted and dry. A contender for export perhaps? (Bottle at Cervent Drak, Sumperk)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 3, 2003
Bottled(330ml). -dark brown coloured with nice head, roasty and malty aroma with hints of brown sugar

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2003
(330 ml bottle, airborne from Praha/Prague). Reddish brown colour, deep ruby when held to the light. Very good and thick tan head, good lacing. Roasty and malty aroma, hints of coffee, caramel and toast. Roasted malty flavour, hints of brown sugar but not really sweet, dominant coffee-like bitterness. Difficult to tell how much of the bitterness is from the roasted malts and how much is from the hops. Extracts and artificial colouring, hmm?? This is a tasty brew anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12403) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2003
Deep dark ruby brown color. Malty peacharoam and flavor. A slight toasted flavor is overpowered by the fruity sweetness. Onlt medium bodied, I expected more. Still a lovely, tasty beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geiserich (4122) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 27, 2003
roasted malt and sour aromas, red-black colour, cookie aromas, wide bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2003
pours dark brown, well retained beige head. bready malt and slight cocoa in the aroma. toasty malt flavours with some earth and caramel. quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
Dark brown; Aroma: nutty, toasty, even a little roasty. Palate: toffee, chewy malts, earth, brown sugar. Finish: long, sweet, toasty malt. Starobrno is emerging as my favourite Czech brewery.

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