Quack-Duck (8341) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Dark colour, large head, malty nose. Flavours of malt, roasted malt, slightly caramelly. Not sweet at all, quite hoppy, but not bitter - well-balanced brew.
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Roasted malt tickles the nostrils, and chats with some fruitiness. All is tame and without consequence. I would like some sweetness to link them.
Roasted berries and feeble caramel are drained of their vitality by the frail body. Lots of carbonation impedes on what little malt complexity there is. An ordinary tmavé without any outstanding qualities.
Yawning helps you pop your ears.
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think it’s the same, had it as "Zatek Premium Tmave"
50 cl bottle, on May 20, 2009
Clear copper to dark reddish brown color, big lasting brown head. Malty, sugary, roasted, acidic, vegetable scent. Sweet, sugary, roasted, coffee taste. Dry roasted coffee aftertaste. Medium to thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
motelpogo (7172) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is strange, duff decides he´s coming to visit, i figure we should go on a daytrip to žatec and then he comes out the next day and rates one of their beers. anyway, dark brown, caramel and toffee apple aroma. vanilla and coffee icecream with a surprising amount of late bitterness. luscious and nice, good to know there are still good tmaves out there
ogivlado (6100) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (500ml). -at Pivovarsky Klub, Praha as Žatec Premium Tmave.
Clear amber coloured, small beige head, sugary fruity nose. Light roasted malt, caramel and dark fruits taste with touch of coffee. Strong carbonation but pleasant beer.
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled as Zatec Premium Tmave. Pours very dark brown with a big off-white creamy head. Aroma of dark caramel and rye bread. Taste is almost balanced, but a bit on the sweet side, light nutty malts, weak roasted as well, caramelly dark sweetness. Medium bodied, ends nice and dry.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Surpised that this wasn’t in the database. Nice schwarz. Very dry and bitter, but soft at the same time. Softly buttery, with some light raisin, finishing bitter and floral, with subtle roasted/chocolatey malt, this was really, really nice, and extrememly drinkable.
Sigmund (5462) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle, kindly shared by gunnar, as Žatec Premium Tmavé. ABV is 4.3%. Ruby colour, low off-white head. Nice aroma of caramel and butterscotch. Easy drinking. The flavour has notes of brown bread, some caramel but not too sweet. Okay, but not very exciting.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with a light brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Some roasted maltyness, coffee hints and some chocolate bitterness in the flavor.
ClubGonzo (4437) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from Pivoteka Beergeek, Prague. Pours a deep mahogany brown body with a large rocky off-white head. Aroma is caramel, straw, nuts, dusty hops, hints of cardboard and leather. Taste is strong metal notes, caramel, bread, grains and hints of toffee. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Not convincing at all.