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Brewed by Staropramen Breweries (MolsonCoors)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Prague, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark lager with an exceptionally fine taste which is talked about with recognition and admiration. Staropramen Dark is exceptional for its calming, full-bodied, sweetish caramel taste with gentle, hopsy bitterness. It is a taste you will never forget.


Joffe's rating

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Joffe (3) - USA - OCT 23, 2005
Great beer but not a knockout. Ultimately not as memorable as the Velkopopvicky Kozel Cerny beer, which is still the best Czech dark beer. Kozel Cerny (dark) did just win the gold medal at the Belgian world beer competition in 2005. Staropramen is great but not as great as Kozel. Compare them and you will understand.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
einherjar (189) - Rijeka, CROATIA - SEP 2, 2015
Brown color, small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and sugar. Taste roasted malt, caramel. Good dark beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurthnar (3176) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2015
Tap at Bastion. Quite dry amongst tmave, simple roasty character with a bit of dried fruits. Nothing too special but actually quite palatable considering where it comes from. Okay beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty (7877) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
Tap on the old square in Prague. Some caramel and brown sugar in a relatively lame nose. Rather lame and weak, no body. Crap.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1891) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
Okay soft aroma of barley. Has decent head and an okay darker burgundy body. Flavour is soft barley notes with hints of coffee. Just okay, not exciting, nor complex.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (1744) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 19, 2015
Pours a coppery brown color, topped with a medium to small tan colored head. Caramel malty aroma, some bready notes, a slight soury feel. Taste is sweet, malty with caramel presence. Bready. Mild bitterness in the finish, slightly soury as well. Pretty decent one. Easily drinkable, light, but enough taste.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
budapestjohn (1) - - JUL 16, 2015 does not count
A light dark beer which wont blow your head off (4.4.% vol) If you are an aficionado of Bok or Hungarian Bak beers this may be a little to light for you. But a good beer nonetheless and very drinkable, not too sweet, good malty, slightly nutty taste. Only 199Ft or Ł0.45 per half liter bottle at Auchan in Budapest... Good choice to give to friends.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ascelja (240) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2015
#200 Oh, my God...
Bottle 0,5l from common Czech market. Reddish clear body, small white head. Aroma of nuts and dark malts, dark fruits, very low intensity. Terrible watery taste of sweetish nothing with notes of dark malts, bit roasted. (It’s like the second flush out of facility where was a good dark beer.) Light, but drinkable body, medium carbonation.
Bad. Maybe the worst Dunkel I’ve ever had (but I can imagine worse...). This one is refreshing in summer days, if nothing else...

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rotin (242) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle 0,5l. Clear, brown colored beer. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, roasted malt, slight tones of cherries, plum jam. A bit sweet flavor, some roasted tones, caramel, almost no bitterness. Light bodied, slightly watery.
Not tasty beer, disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (394) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUN 25, 2015
A nice medium bodied dark czech lager. Chocolatey sweet malts are the highlight for me. Very drinkable and low abv. A nice example of the style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (4729) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle 50cl, a brown beer with off white head. Nose is on toasted cereals. Aroma is on caramel, biscuits, metallic, berries, bottom yeast, brown biscuit, almost no hops, correct for the alcohol level even if not outstanding.


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