oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Rubyish amber colour with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is mildly roasted malts, some slight chocolate as well as raisins. Flavour is quite much the same with underlying tones of mild fruityness and grassy hops.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 Klub Skorpion, Pilsen, Czech Republic
The look: Very dark amber body with a medium tan 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 but a bit less fruity, a bit more roasted with light cacao notes.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Klub Scorpion (Plzen, Rép. Tchèque). Arôme: Odeur de caramel brûlé avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement caramélisé. (Rating #1557)
kappldav123 (4542) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The bottle looks good, but the coloures should be combinded better. There’s not much foam in the glass. The beer starts very vapid, becomes a little bit drier in the middle, but the finish in nearly washy. An average beer.
Furseth (1919) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Cler deep red colour, with a nice head. Aroma of caramel,dark chocolate,coffee,citric and a bit metalic in the end. Flavor is almost the same thin to medium body, thin to medium sweet finish.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Clear dark brown body, Guinness like sharp edge between body and head, very thick and beige head leaving the thickest layer of foam on the sides of the glass; Not to big caramel, licorice, malty pleasant sweet nose; Very soft textured body, sweet, bitter; Medium long very licorice, caramel, cane sugar, malty sweet aroma and lots of it, bitter and a little to sweet.
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Baracnycka Rychta in Prague. Dark brown colour, impressive head. Flavours of roasted malt, caramel and hints of coffee and biter chocolate. Rounded with a hoppy backgrounds, which makes the beer neither bitter nor sweet, but very well balanced.
rlgk (9034) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, beautiful huge offwhite head. Hoppy aroma with some vanilla notes. Vanilla and toffee flavor with some hops. Bitter finish with traces of malt.
EithCubes (4575) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet dark malty aroma with caramel, mild roast and hints of astringent veggie. Dark red-brown with a light brown, frothy and clingy head. Body is thin and a tad sticky. Roast with caramel and a little grit, medium astringent bitterness throughout leading to a dry and toffeeish aftertaste. Some nice hoppy funk in the middle- and endgame. Good balance between sweetness an dbitterness. Flavor is complex and comes in waves. Took me a while to get into this (its charms are subtle), but I do like it quite a bit.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 First rating
Draught at "Irish Pub Dublin" close to tram stop Lipanska, in Prague.
Dark brown color, big white/beige lasting creamy head. Fruity and a bit burnt scent. Very refreshing. Low to medium bitterness. Sweet taste, mixed with a bit of burnt flavor. A faint bit of acid in the aftertaste. Very nice taste and easy to drink.
(Draught at a pub in Holosevice, Prague)
On June 25, 2008
Clear reddish to dark brown color, tan head. Roasted and sweet malty taste. Roasted aftertaste. Sweet malty and alcohol scent. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Combined rating: 6/4/7/3/13=3.3