JulienHuxley (2515) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark, almost clear enough to let light through but not quite, opaque, brown red pour with white head. Toasty aroma, lots of roasted malt, light fruitiness, very light vanilla character. Taste is quite roasty, light-medium sweetness for the style, definitely not like the cherry coke tmavys from some brewpubs. Medium body, smooth silky carbonation.
Shaney (2429) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkelbraun, fast schwarz. Würziges Schwarzbieraroma. Im Geschmack leicht röstig mit Kaffee- und Kakaonoten, dazu auch hopfig herb, minimale Lakritznote. Überzeugendes Dunkel vom Strahov-Kloster!
chinchill (1378) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sv. Norbert Special Dark (Specialni Tmave pivo)
.25 L served in mini-stein at brewery in 2011. Unfiltered variation on a Munich dark, with a little bit drier “flavor and is more bitter”. “All malt, well hopped beer."
Looks great [4.5]: Near opaque and black with mahogany highlights; hazy; topped by a creamy tan head that has good retention.
Aroma; a bit hard to distinguish since the brewer was checking a boil kettle only about 12 M away, releasing a fine aroma of boiled malt. Anyway, the beer itself smelt of dark malt and spicy hops.
Flavor of caramel and dark malts in about equal proportion with spicy hops. Hints of coffee and dark chocolate in the finish.
Medium body; near crisp with medium carbonation.
O – an interesting variation on a Munich dark.
ElDesmadre (1361) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Subtle aroma of caramel and roast. Balanced taste, light to medium body, rather dry, with a caramelly flavour and an aftertaste of coffee and hops. Although I’m not blown away, you can tell the quality of the brewery if you come over and out of the four they have on tap the worst one is this good.
back (1219) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sort skum creme tćt lang
Brćndt třmmer kaffe malt humle
Sřd modrat bitter modrat
TheCametron (1592) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the monastery brewpub. Pours a dark Brown with a Red hue and a thick Cream coloured head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavour also tastes roasty but with coffee and caramel. A touch of liquorice leading to a light bitter finish. Full bodied and delicious.
Gurthnar (1249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 On tap at brewpub. Heavy beige head, dark brown color. Aroma coffee, roasted malt. Taste initially medium sweet caramel, then medium roasted coffee bitter. Finish is quite long balanced caramel-roasted-coffee. Quite drinkable, A bit low temperature. Otherwise ood beer 6 4 8 4 15.
Aroma coffee, light roasted, light caramel. Big stable brown head, very dark brown colour. Taste light to medium coffee and roasted, also caramel maltiness, some hops. This beer has excellent balance. Hops, chocolate,roasted, coffee, everything is there. Really nice.
omikr0n (658) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black color with decent tan head. Aroma is roast and hops. Taste is roast, malt, hops.
satanda (407) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Průměrné tmavé pivo. Nazaujalo. Točené ve strahovském klášterním pivovaru.
brugmanneke (277) - GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on tap) Dark brown, almost black, hazy. Big brown head, dissipating quickly. Roasted malty aroma. Light to medium bitter, not sweet - I like that. Light to medium body. Hops take some time to spread their aroma. Good, well-crafted.