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Brewed by Pivovar Svijany (LIF)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Svijany, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Pivo tmavé speciální

Note: Also known as "Princess of Svijany".


hetyu's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hetyu (115) - - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle - Rally nice dunkel in colour, thin, quickly disappearing head. Taste comes with coffee bitterness, some sweetness and the roasted malt is like a wood. There is a note of banana as well. Raally nice one!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ascelja (15) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle 0,5l Tesco Neratovice 17 CZK
Aroma: light sweet, toasty, bread, nutty, notes of chocolate and roasted malt.
Chesnut coloured body with ruby glints, tall slow falling off-white head, nice creamy. Residue of this is sitting on the glass bottom after drinking.
Flavour: at first little sour with nuts, bread, next full of toasty, again gread, roasty sunflower seeds, notes of honey and chocolate, medium sweet, light bitter. Finish bitter, hops, malty. Aftertaste is disturbing - musk, but nothing strong to decrease full and well balanced taste. Carbonation is low.
Overall: The composition is arguable - isoextracts of hop, sugar... But even this, on flavour it is one of the best tmavy I ever tried.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cerbier (193) - - AUG 7, 2014
0,5l Flasche. Dunkles Bier mit beiger Schaumkrone. Aroma nach Röstmalzen und Kaffee. Schmeckt auch so, dazu komen noch Nuancen von Schokolade und Zimt. Sehr leckeres Böhmisches Bier!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 27, 2014
Dark reddish color with small to average sized tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasty, hints of caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet and roasted malt, hints of toffee. Medium body and carbonation with sweet bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (560) - POLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, cinnamon Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mainuh_man (100) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2014
0.5L bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a rocky white head. Nice malt aromas of chocolate and cinammon. These continue into the flavor profile: Mild sweet with chocolate and cinammon, finishing with a nice roasted malt flavor that lingers. Little hop flavor in this one. Medium body with mild carbonation. Almost like a porter. Overall, a really decent beer with nice malt characteristics.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yy0pp (494) - - JUN 26, 2014
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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (620) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle 0,50L. Clear, dark amber/mahagony colour with average big, frothy, light brown head. Aroma of caramel, a little aroma of coffee and chocolate, too. Taste starts light sweet with some chocolate and caramel. Finish is medium bitter and still chocolaty. Medium to full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Another good Czech tmavy...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (933) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2014
500ml Bottle from Prague Airport (60Czk):

Sweet with some sugar and chocolate coming through alongside some floral notes, background fruits and light hops. Some earthy notes, raisin and a little treacle coming through too. Mahogany brown with a large, 2 fingers tall, foamy beige head with good retention & some lacing on the sides too. Sweet although not as sweet as the aroma, slightly more subdued with more of an earthy flavour. Some raisin, hints of chocolate, caramel & dark malts with an almost nutty taste. Smooth with about low to medium carbonation & an almost creamy body, the beer also has hints of spice through it.

A mellow and light taste that was easy enough to drink but didn’t really do enough to grab my attention or have me want to desperately take another drink. It was nice & the taste was well balanced but it just seemed like one big blur & I doubt it will be a memorable one.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamedra (447) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2014
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma je výrazně znát po praženém sladu s kvasnicovým nádechem. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je temně rubínová. Chuť má velmi příjemný nádech hořké čokolády s jemnými banánovými podtóny, celková chuť je prostoupena sladem, finiš je příjemně kávově hořký a držící. V ústech pivo působí plně a má střední říz. Celkově se jedná o velmi příjemný tmavý ležák s plnou, pestrou chutí, která rozhodně nezklame.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogniskowicz (71) - - MAY 5, 2014
Piwo wyglada pięknie, obfita, gęsta piana, kolor czarny z wiśniowymi refleksami. Zapach - przeciętny, słody, kawa zbożowa, czegoś jednak zdecydowanie tutaj brakuje. W smaku na początku czuć kawę, przełamaną kwaskowymi akcentami. Finisz delikatnie czekoladowy. Przeciętne piwo.


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