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

bottled
common

on tap
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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".


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6579) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2002
kent old brown appearance. molasses aroma. rockmelon. swillable. some roast bitterness but a little sticky

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfm (1724) - Holbćk, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2004
Deep amber color with a decent white head. The taste is slightly sweet and malty with a bitter/sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4852) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2006
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2006) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle sample courtesy of The Losh. Very dark oily pour lets in some light creating an ambery hue. Has a moderate beige cap. The nose is very roasty, and hints at coffee and vanilla, with some grassy hops. Sweet, but fairly balanced by floral bittering hops. Medium light body,Long bitter finish with musty like black coffee in the end. A good effort from this brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (868) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2011
(Bottle 0,5l) Light sweet malty, dark chocolate, light alcohol, spicy, caramel aroma. Clear brown-red color. Medium light brown head. Medium sweet, light spicy, light caramel taste. Light sticky texture. Medium body. Long bitter, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4437) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle from Chocolate bar in Zilina. Brown color with medium beige head. Roasted malt, toffee in aroma. Roasted malt, hints of coffe in taste. Dry bitter finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Brown with an off white head. Flavour is toffee and burnt sugar. A bit of booze. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (248) - LATVIA - APR 21, 2013
Clear dark brown with light brown rich cap. Quite carbonated, roasted malt taste withh bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vami (331) - Poznan, POLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Nice roasted aroma, although not intense. Dark ruby color, average lasting head. Full body, rather sweetish with roasted notes. No diacetyl - which is great for Czech tmave - pretty high carbonation. Roasted finish and some sour notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mainuh_man (112) - 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.


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