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Topvar 10% Tmavé - Zochar (Topvar Dark)

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Formerly brewed at Pivovary Topvar (SABMiller)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Topoľčany, Slovak Republic

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Bottle: Brown with a small tan head. Light to medium bodied. Aroma is raisins, roasted malts, light chocolate, caramel, mild fruit. Tastes initiallly sweet, then there’s a bitterness & roasted malt combo that comes through. There’s also notes of milk chocolate, caramel, mild spicy notes coming from the yeast or hops. Slick on the palate, mild to light carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Dark brown color with a big tan head. Aroma of raisons, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor of raisons and toffee.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Medium tan head atop a clear ruby-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light metallic. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, roasty, raisin. Light-medium body with a bit of stickiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Clear dark burnt caramel body with a rocky tan head. Fruity malt aroma. Pleasing but plain. Medium sweet grainy/malty flavor. Light to medium bitterness, mainly it seems from roasted malts. Medium slightly watery body. Sweet and slighty bitter finish. Decent though forgettable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4441) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Much better than I expected. Aromas of raisins and dried fruit. Lots of sweet malt, but not so much as to make it hard to drink. Sour in the finish. Very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2004
I may be totally wrong about the style here. The aroma has the earmarks of porter, but the texture is too light. Is it a bottom-fermented porter, so popular in the Baltics and Scandanavia, or a chocolately dunkel lager? I tossed a dart and guessed the latter, but I freely invite one and all to correct that . Creamy brown, sturdy head, atop a black body. Aromas of cocoa, nuts, almonds. Fresh nose, with a sweet, buttery tinge. Full body, low hops, very pleasant and mellow finish. Very malty, sweet, satisfying. Just wish I knew what it was.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with amber highlights and a large frothy beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, toffee, and toasted malt. Roasted, sweet malt flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Labelled as Topvar Dark Beer, I presume this is where it should go even though the picture does not look like my bottle at all. Slight sweet grassy slightly sour chocolate aroma. Mildly hazy ruby mahogany with an off white head that lingers. Quite hopped in the middle and finish. Roastiness in the very end after enduring some rubbery and metallic notes. Start isnt really bad with some nice licorice and chocolate malt notes. Significantly better than the last beer I had. (Klaster Dark)

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 27, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2004 Deep brown color which poured with big bubbles and a tan head. Aroma was mostly tinny. Taste was dates and caramel. I'd probably take a pass if offered another.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Dark brown with a small bubbly light tan head. Toasted grain and light chocolate aroma. Fairly skinny in feel. Flavor seem to take ome time to develop. The start is dry and wooklike, the middle is dry and watery, but the finish has roasted malt, peat, coffee and dark chocolate. A clean and quenching schwartz.


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