BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
International Green Week, Berlin 2012: our second day and we find ourselves in hall 17 where food and drink from Italy, Switzerland and The Czech Republic were on offer (as well as a few other countries) I notice a spare table and a couple of barstools, so plop the wife down and peruse the taps around me: I get the wife a Budweiser Budvar and myself this lovely looking ‘Schwarz aus Bohmen’ beer.
0.3 litres in a vase shaped, badged glass. A beige head sat on top of the ruby red body and all was well with the world. The smell was of dark fruits and malts; raisins, plums and dates being the fruits, caramel and toffee being the malt aromas.
The taste was very similar to the smells, but with some chocolate arriving mid-mouthful: might sound sweet but it wasn’t, smooth and almost creamy, but not overly sweet by any means.
Shaney (2423) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ein leckeres Schwarzbier, dass nicht so malzig süß daherkommt, sondern erfrischend röstmalzig herb ist. Eine Bereicherung der Schwarzbier-Szene!
Test vom 26.8.2007, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 12,12,12,12,-,12 - 12,00
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hamburg Beer Festival (Derer Schwarzbier): Dark amber with a tan head. Good light roast, nice caramel too. Tasty medium body and quite morish. Good stuff.
pivo (2672) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light toasted malt nose, dark clear brown color, fluffy biege head. Nutty middle, woody dry end with a lingering peatiness. Thin, but a good example of a Schwarzbier.
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Internationales Bierfestival in Hamburg 2006: nice brown color, nice medium head. Sweet caramel taste - roasted malt in the finish. Decent.
Quack-Duck (9356) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma of roasted malt. Beautiful colour and large, creamy and consistent head. Not as sweet as many Czech dark beers, quite dry and full of taste (coffee, caramel and roasted malt).
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Prunes and figs shower the caramel maltiness with their fruity sagacity, as chocolate roams on by adding complexity to this sweet Tmavé.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the brownish copper.
-The fruity sweetness in this may recall brown rum at times.
-The body is soft and well-rounded, the archetypal Tmavé build.
-That fruitiness (prune-driven) could get annoying to those who don’t like this kind of fruit.
On tap at Pivovarsky Klub.
Svesse (8007) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Hopfenreich, Berlin, 16 July 2015. 6.0% according to beer list) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, coffee and caramel. Malty, roasted, slightly fruity taste with notes of raisins, prunes, coffee, chocolate and a gentle roasty bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Quite fruity for a tmavý, but rather tasty. Quite nice.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap) Had at the International Beer Fest in Hamburg, Germany. Pours brown with a beige head. Burnt toffee and caramel aroma, with some chocolate in the taste. Pretty decent beer, but just OK compared to other Czech dunkels.
Gurthnar (5282) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hostinec Richtár Jakub. Big beige head, quickly disappearing. Dark ruby colour. Aroma strong caramel, roasted malt, light coffee, light raisins. Taste medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter. Mouthfeel a bit sticky. Finish light to medium sweet, light bitter. A bit too sweet for my liking, especially in the finish.