Brewed by Bernard Family Brewery / Rodinný pivovar Bernard
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Humpolec, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Dark lager with a fine yeast culture is an unpasteurized beer brewed from four types of malt, with a distinctive full taste and a fine bitterness. Its special flavour makes it unique on the Czech beer market. From Bernard´s family brewery portfolio this beer is the most recognized in Czech and foreign degustation competitions.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
The best before date is 31st Jan 2009, drank Nov 2008, with strong English Cheddar cheese and Celery salt (try it, its fantastic with any beer). Poured into Gordon Thistle shapped glass twice so I could see the colour and head better. The deepest ruby red you are ever going to see, looks coal black until you hold it up to a strong light. The large tan head soon turned into a weaker covering and then a wispy half covering and a collar. The aroma was of richness, toasted or burnt malted barely, good for a lager, even a dark one. I often stuggle to pick up smells from lagers, this was a whole lot beter. My portfolio of Dark lagers is growing and this one is towards the top of my list so far. It has some body and a presance many fail to reach. The burnt maltiness comes through in the taste, but there isn’t a dry, burnt feel to the beer, it is well balanced and easy to drink. Glad I had it, and yes, it was worth the extra wonga.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 5, 2012
Farblich ist er ziemlich dunkel und beitzt eine schöne Schaumkrone! Er riecht nach mittelstarkem Kaffeepulver. Geschmacklich Kaffee-bitter, dazu schön hopfig und malzig, mir gefällt er gut, ziemlich lecker! Wenn ich etwas näher an der Tschechischen Grenze wohnen würde, würde ich dieses Bier sicherlich häufiger trinken da dies nicht so ist, geniesse ich die letzten Schlucke und freue mich auf die anderen beiden Biere von Bernard! Fazit: Herrlich, überdurschnittlich, juhu!! :D Test vom 13.3.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,13,13,11,13 - 12,65

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seritomi (362) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 27, 2012
Áttetsző sötét, híg közegű. Világosbarna habbal. Illatában erős kávét és gyümölcsösség jön elő. Nem túl testes és nem édes, laza "vizes". Utóízében erősen hamus benyomást kelt égetett cukorral. Patent nedü.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viceroy (95) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - APR 25, 2012
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 Bottle 0,5 l Appearance: Black red color with a small to average, frothy, short lasting, tan head. Aroma: moderate aroma, roasted malt, coffee. Taste: moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Palate: Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vinegar92 (61) - Matera, ITALY - APR 20, 2012
Birra dall’aspetto tipico da dunkel, schiuma mediamente persistente. Aroma tostato, e lo conferma il gusto che riporta vagamente a una stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
#1349 Draught; Nose is cola, quite sweet mediumheavily roasted malt, oak, weak cough syrup, feel is mediumwatery, carb is quite low, taste is decent sweetroasted malt, some leaves, cooked vegetables, later leather, finish is weak sweet smoke and stale espresso acid

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barrelbelly (750) - BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
Dark brown with mediuml head. Mainly chocolate taste and aroma. Limited palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2975) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Dark brown in color with a hint of off-white head. Nice roasty flavor. Lager aroma but with roastier notes. Notes: Czech visit ’11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
On draft at the 2012 NWAF, Manchester. Pours a black colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of caramel, roasty malt, chocolate, grass and caramel. Fairly typical Pilsener flavours of grassy hops, caramel and alcohol with some roasty malt and burnt toast also. Moderate carbonation and quite dry to finish. A foamy mouth-feel and a little smoky also. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4191) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
coffee, herbs, basement aromas, skunky, smoke, black, cloudy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, bitter,

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