Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Klasterni Pivovar Strahov, Prague, 20 July 2008) Almost black colour with creamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with discrete notes of chocolate and coffee. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, coffee and cola. Fairly discrete flavours and moderate bitterness. A decent dunkel, but lacking some punch.
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Klásterní Pivovar Strahov, Prague.
Pours deep black with a giant, creamy, cappucino head. Super duration. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, roasted malts and raisins. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is pleasant, well roasted, light raisin fruitiness and soft chocolate. Spicy and crisp hoppy finish. Extremely drinkable.
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From tap at Strahov Monastary Prague. ... Deep dark black ... big foam head ... bitter roast malts ... little chocolate ... some coffeee... good chocolate roast linger.
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown, unclear and with a lacing light brown head. Mild roasted malt aroma. Flavour is roasted malt together with a nice liqourice hops flavour. Ends dry and bitter with a nice lingering liqourice spiced hops finish.
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub.
Very dark brown, off-white head.
Nutty, malty, a little coffee. Some burned toast in the finish. Nice stuff.
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Very deep ruby red colour, big beige creamy/bubbly head. Lots of lace. Aroma is caramel malts, some toffee and mildly rubbery notes. Flavour is very roasted malts, some toffee, licorice and mild herbal notes. Longlasting roasted aftertaste.
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Average beige and creamy head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Quit black color. Aroma of mild coffee, sweet chocolate, roasted malt. Over the palate came mild hoppy and dusty floral notes. Medium to almost full bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated bitter and sweet flavor in balance. Lingering roasted malty and bitter hoppy finish. Nice crispe and fresh that was very drinkable.
coldbrewky (1703) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Strahov Monastary Prague: Lighter medium body with hardly a taste after the initial front of tounge assault. Not much nose. Weaker oily head with sandy lacing. A good swashing about the mouthe hepls this brew out a good bit and releases the nutty dark malts. Some carmelization. Overall not a bad dunkel. I mixed this with their weiss and it was Magic.
Stew41 (1941) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well made for the style (more porter for my tastes) but perhaps a bit pedestrian. Light milk chocolate on the nose. Palate shows medium strength sweet chocolate with a sliver of bitterness. Solid if not spectacular.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
How: Tap at brewpub (Klásterní Pivovar Strahov, Prague)
The look: Black body with medium beige head
To me a typical Czech Tmavé (Czech Black Lager) is: Dark malts and barely any roastiness sensation. Some dark fruits flavours (raisins with a little figs, dates and prunes) wrapped in smooth dark caramel (borderline toffee) and a subtle chocolate note. A bit bready. Moderately sweet without much hops presence and only a mild bitterness (voluntary unbalanced it seems). Very smooth body, like a watery cream.
This one: As above with a little tobacco hint. Average.