Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet, but not like sugar, it was nice to try those grains of barley. The foam was not as impressive.
JK (4835) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 One of the best dunkels I found in Prague. Black with a huge, thick head. Malt aroma, but there is also smoke and meat. The flavor has more malt and some smoked meat. Lightly bitter finish and highly carbonated. Excellent.
larsga (6498) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big offwhite head over dark red body that looks opaque black. Dry, roasty, faint aroma. Dry, roasty, burnt taste with lingering sweet burntness as well as some acidity. Not as complex or as drinkable as the amber.
gnoff (8140) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 Draught at the brewpub in May 2006.
According to the girl in the bar this beer had 6.0% ABV.
Shady brown color, big beautiful beige creamy lasting head. Served in the small round glasses it’s a feast for your eyes! Acid and burnt scent. Exceptional taste! Big mouthfeel, good bitterness, a bit burnt and acid, mixed with malts, flavor. Very high co2 level makes it a bit spritzy.
From May 2005:
Nice darker brew from the monestary brew pub. Actually nothing to do with the monestary part from housing in it’s old buildings, but still a nice area and a really nice beer.
Ar: 7 Ap: 4 Fl: 8 Pa: 3 Ov: 15
Draught at the brewpub on June 5, 2011
Black color, tan lasting head. Sweet, herbal, spicy taste. Spicy and sweet malty scent. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty and thin. Enjoyed at Strahov Kloster brewpub on a hilltop overlooking Prague, a charming city, on Christmas Day, 2005. The beer could have been thicker, for a dunkel. Nice beer mugs used to serve it.
pilsnerrogge (2588) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour, nice head. Lots of coffee in the aroma. Malty, sweet and rosty with notes of coffee.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 First experience on tap at the brewpub, in 2005:
Another great head collapses slowly onto atttractive roasted malts, anise-y sweetness and blackberry/blueberry fruitiness.
The strong carbonation and fruity esters of the yeast make both of the beers I had here seem quite Belgian. Caramel and chocolate caress languorously and roasted malt bitterness and dryness. The balanced sequence of flavors also proffers various fruity suggestions, and a touch of star anise, all the while remaining a comfortable pint to quaff. 3.8/5
Watching a talented sculptor at work.
Second experience on tap, in 2008:
The chocolatey roastiness took the form of earthy tobacco and the balancing herbal hop finish made for a very well structured pint. The body is overall leaner than the usual Czech Tmavé. 3.6/5
Third experience on tap, in 2013:
Dry, bubbly with a few blackberry notes and a beautiful malty finish (not sweet, just malt flavors). 3.7/5
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
By far my favorite beer during my trip to the Czech Republic which cut prematurely short, unfortunately. Pours brown/black with a tan head. Smelled of nuts and sugar. Tasted of caramel and toffee. Nice peppery finish. Wish I could get this one back home.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown with thick, frothy tan head. Like their Easter (Velikonocni) beer, a huge nose that was surprisingly bitter. Roasted, burnt caramel flavor with a dry, hoppy finish. Best dunkel I’ve ever had, beating the hell out of U Fleku.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught at Klasterni Pivovar, Prague)
Dark brown colour, thick beige, creamy head. Sweet, sugary, malty nose. Roasted, rounded malty flavour with hints of toffee. Medium to full bodied.