Brewed by Klášterní Pivovar Strahov
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Prague, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
First beer we have cooked here after many years of break. Its origins reach back to Munich from the first half of the 19th century. Our St. Norbert tastes dryer and bitterer than the Munich lager. Whole malt well hopped beer, showing the Munich, caramelized and roasted malt in its taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - APR 15, 2015
Rounding out the Strahov tasting - I actually passed on trying the IPA and I think one other because I wanted to keep ordering this. Definitely one of the better tmavys in the business. Best of the Strahov set - original and best. Big coffee, hops, and malt - just great strong flavor. A beer with excellent impact. Brought me back to 2010 on my first trip to Prague, when I stumbled upon this place and fell in love. Tasted even better this time!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2003
quite a treat and a great place to drink in the old monastery. coal black with a big brown head. spicy aroma with burnt hay. starts out tasting of espresso and vanilla aroma but becomes quite bitter and sharp - grapefruit. very full and with lingering bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (6761) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2005
Draught at the brewpub/restaurant at the monastery. Dark brown, nearly black colour. Thick creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, some leather, hints of treacle. Solid flavour of roasted malts and coffee, notes of dark bitter chocolate. Reminds me of a Baltic porter. Dry bitter aftertaste from the roastiness and hops. A very good beer - good enough to make me go back the next day for more! By the way - the brewery restaurant serves decent food too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jseremet (5) - USA - SEP 30, 2007 does not count
I had this at the brewery in Prague and brought two bottles of it back with me to the States. Wow, what a beer. Probably the best I had over two short days in the city. A nice flavor, a bit of hop, not too strong nor overpowering. I polished off two there and could’ve had more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1813) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2010
On tap at Klásterní Pivovar Strahov on 12th July 2010. Deep red, virtually black with creamy pale brown lasting head lacing fully. Malty biscuit aroma then plenty of burnt caramel and roasted malt, some hints of espresso coffee and a touch of leafy cigar/pipe smoke. Zingy mouthfeel and very bitter aftertaste. I cannot remember this beer tasting so good! (previous tasting September 2004)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rekvium (425) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2016
From tap. Pours almost black with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, light licorice, bread and caramel, dark stone fruits. Taste is roasted malts, balanced bitterness, light licorice, notes of coffee, stone fruits, bread and caramel. Perfectly balanced and easy drinking. I’m shocked at how amazing this is, and glad that I got to share the experience with some awesome people. I will be dreaming of this beer for a while!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11411) - Sřborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2003 Draught at the brewpub: Brown black coloured. Huge beige head. Theres lots of cocoa and hops in this brew. Fruity accents as well. Is smooth on the lips and has a pleasant mouthfeel. Dry bitter finish with some fruity accents.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2004
Tap@Klasterni Pivovar, Prague. This is a lovely Czeck dark. Some light touches of caramel to start, but it quickly gives way to a a mocha/roasted malt character. Good amount of saazy bitterness in the finish. Nice and bitter, but soft at the same time. Extremely more-ish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Tap at the pub. Pitch with a little chestnut seeping through at the bootom edge. Light brown, rich, and lacy head. Aroma dark and chocolatey, plenty of roast, a little toffee, light hops, maybe a little brown sugar. Whoa! hugely potent taste, massive coffee and chocolate. Herby. Damn that’s potent. Crisp start; middle is creamy and thick enough to cut with a spoon; end is herby, very dry roasty bitterness. Soft but full-bodied. Superb.

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