RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Don’t be fooled by the name—meaning “black” in Czech, “Cherny” refers to the color of this German-style Schwarzbier brewed true to the regional style of northern Bavaria. Dark roasted & aromatic malts combined with minimal hopping creates a wonderful beer with subtle hints of coffee and chocolate.

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AdamChandler (5177) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Acquired in a trade. Poured into a Mikasa Tulip at 48 Degrees F. Enjoyed on a warm Sunday out on my porch while doing Spring Cleaning.

A - Poured a dark reddish brown. SRM of 33 easily. 3 Finger head was produced very creamy and light tan in appearance. Subsided quickly with a nice head lacing left over.

S - Gorgeous smell. Deep dark malts, mahogany, walnuts, toffee and cream soda. I’m getting some charcoal scents as well.

T - Whoa. Yeah, this is delicious. It helps I’m a fan of bocks. Very sweet and explosive tongue tingle from the first sip. Notes of wood, earth and nuts. Mild bitterness akin to drinking a root beer. Mild sweet and hoppy lingering.

M - Medium body. 20% carbonation on the mouth swish. Sticks around for a while

O - Great beer. Solid and drinkable.

thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
(12oz can, thanks to blutt59) rich ruby brown with medium tan fine bubbles. Nose of chocolate wafers, dry cocoa, coconut and cream. Taste of dry cocoa, cream, unsweetened grain, linger of medium toasty grain and medium carbonation.

tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Not terrible, but not good, either. Some nice roasted malt flavors, a little bit of hops, and some interesting sour notes that don’t blend well at all. Overall it was thin, watery, and just sorta blah.

nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
The aroma is sweet with chocolate milk, metal, heavily toasted malt, and a hint of coffee. There is also a hint of sourness and acidity. The appearance is dark brown with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall this is almost hard to drink but has flashes of good taste.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
In short: A slim, fruity and a bit earthy/herbal dark lager. Somewhat faithful recreation of a Czech Tmavé in a can. Just ok.
How: Can 12oz. Consumed probably fresh purchased by crazy Utah local douglass88, dropped at my place, then consumed one month later. Thanks Doug.
The look: Coca-cola appearance but with a large dark beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose of dry toasted herbs, forest floor, dark fruits. Taste of sparse dark malts, some roastiness, some dark fruits flavors (raisins with a little figs, dates and prunes) wrapped in smooth dark carame, subtle chocolate notes, bready notes, forest floor. Body is a bit water yet also a bit creamy. Light dry herbal hops presence. A little sourness in the fruity flavors just didn’t sit well with me. Looking at the description it seems that Bohemian Brewery were aiming at creating a Czech dark lager (called Tmavé over-there) and put it in a can in North-America. And surprisingly it is not a failure. That beer did take me back to my pub-crawling in Czech Republic. Kind of faithful to the its roots really. However the Tmavé was very often the least interesting beers I drank in Czech Republic, so this somewhat faithful recreation in a can did not get me all excited either. Not a great beer but worth drinking anyway if only because an American brewery trying to create faithful Czech style beers is about as unusual as seeing an job offer for the vice-president of the anarchist league.

deyholla (12195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Can thanks to Douglas! Pours dark brown with a slight hue of read and a gray head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma has a nice dark grain note with some notes of roast and coffee to add a bit of bitterness to the nose. Flavor starts with dark grains and roast but they dissipated into a weak thin finish.

Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Served from a can at SAVOR 2011 into my nifty new SAVOR goblet. Pours a fairly-dark brown color with a light tan head. Some lacing as it goes down, though not too much. Thin collar throughout. The nose starts off with a few nice notes of chocolate, roast, and bitter coffee, though this eventually fades into some grain and accompanying tannins. The flavor is equally grainy, but the beer isn’t ruined, as there are some nice roast and coffee elements to fill things out. Light to medium body with good carbonation. Too grainy, but not all that bad. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 06-06-2011

AmEricanbrew (6954) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Courtesy of blutt59. Clear brown color/ tan head. Medium roast malt, nutty aromas. Medium body. Nutty, seedy, rye, caramel flavors

Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Can courtesy blutt59. Pours a clear orange color with a white ring of head. Aroma is dry grain and roasted malt. Some sweet notes. Flavor is some roasted malt but mainly watery. Dry Finish.

blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Can, dark brown colored pour with scant foam, aroma and flavor were mostly nutty roast and caramel, nothing really distinguishing

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