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


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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

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   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nonshaugen (205) - Fetsund, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2015
33 cl bottle. Dark reddish brown, thin tan to light brown head, crystal clear. Aroma of dark, roasted malts. Medium mouthfeel. Flavours of roasted barley, slight hint of some fruits and caramel. Some hop bitterness at the back, but certainly it’s not overpowering the malts. Good, sessionable, extremely drinkable all-round beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerGantzel (139) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2015
From tap. Aroma of sweet malt, roasty, and chocolate. Dark clear liquid, white long lasting foam. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Well tasting and refreshing dark beer. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fugitive (1745) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle. Color brown with medium brown head. Aroma roasted, malt, caramel. Taste sweet, malt, roasted, fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (889) - HUNGARY - OCT 10, 2015
0.5l bottle. Dark ruby body, thin off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, caramel, toast, cherries and some floral hops. Taste of chocolate, toast, dark fruits and some floral hops. Pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2015
The dark Staropramen tastes from dark roasted malt, have a limited hop bitterness and a little flat end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
promontor (93) - HUNGARY - SEP 21, 2015
0.5l bottle from a grocery shop. (I actually tasted it quite a few times in recent years before this rating.) Starts with a nice, silky beige head and very dark brown body. Head is persistent enough to smell and taste: the former is rather neutral, a bit sourish, earthy, maybe. The latter (i.e. the taste) is moderately bitter and has hints of roasted malt and cocoa. The beer itself is moderately sweet with roasted malty character. Silky moderate palate and a bit watery body make it an ideal "drinking beer" and some hiding berry like fruitiness and grassy bitterness make it relatively complex. Not a beer that changes your life but surprisingly harmonic and well done. Could have a bit more bitterness in the aftertaste, though: too sweet for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2015
A subdued aroma of sweet malt. Pours a chestnut brown with a tan head. Sweet taste of malt with a watery feel, light body and sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
einherjar (219) - Rijeka, CROATIA - SEP 2, 2015
Brown color, small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and sugar. Taste roasted malt, caramel. Good dark beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurthnar (3833) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - 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.

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