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

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Pivo tmavé speciální

Note: Also known as "Princess of Svijany".


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2004
Bottled. Dark copper colour. Toffee nose, with hints of menthol. Lively, caramelly malty flavour with notes of toffee and cocoa. Some bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2686) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2006
[bottle from Galerie Pivni in Prague] Clear, reddish brown with a nice, lasting yellowy foam that leaves plenty of lacing. Refreshingly "dark" aroma for this style containing coffee and smokey bacon blended with subtle yet typical Pilsner hops. While the aroma was above average, the flavour was a bit disappointing: fairly sweet with pilsnery hopping and obvious alcohol. A little bit of watermelony caramel as well. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3993) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle at home. Dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma is moderate malty (caramel, roasted, notes of chocolate and raisins). Flavormoderate sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2896) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Dark red with a whitish brown head. Sweet aroma of caramel and chocolate. Heavy Roasted flavour with a very long lingering dry palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1687) - FINLAND - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle. Very dark amber color, near black. Thin head. Sweet aroma of liquorice, caramel and some hops. Flavors are coffee and roasted malt with minor notes of banana. Dry texture. Slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pomko (208) - UKRAINE - FEB 14, 2014
Dark brown color, with light brown rich head. Quite carbonated, roasted malt taste with some bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5085) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2014
Schöne dunkelbraune Farbe mit beigem Schaum. Das Bier verstöhmt einen angenehm malzig-röstmalzig-süßlichen Geruch. Im Antrunk ist da Bier herb-malzig mit angenehm milder Note. Zum Hauptteil entwickelt es einen vollmundig-malzigen Geschmack mit süßlich-röstmalzigen Einschlägen und einer ganz schwachen Bitterkeit. Die malzige Süße üebrwiegt aber über dem röstmalzig-herben. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine röstmalzig-trockene, zugelich aber malzig-süßliche Note.
→ Leckeres röstmalziges Dunkles. Für meinen Geschmack aber ein Bisschen zu süß! 10/12/10/11

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1645) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Dark ruby amber and decent sandy cap fading head. Cutting sweet and dank maltiness. Initial taste is herby, ashen and lean soapiness. Quite fizzy, quite lean. Brassy bitter finish. Bottle fae BenH fae Czech.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (703) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 5, 2015
bottle from trade with Jamedra, thanks Roman. brown, clear color. medium big tan head. smells grainy, light hay, malty sweetness, light coffee & chocolate. light to medium body, tastes grainy, malty sweetness, light medical taste, light chocolate, light malty sweet but also some dryness on the finish.


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