cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2008
sample at brewpub ... deep brown ... roast chocolate malts nose ... nice roast malts ... quite juicy if a bit bitter ... little chocolate ... little coffee Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2008
(Draught) Pours almost black. The aroma is sweet caramelly with some roasted malt tones of coffee and tar alongside some grassy and herbal hops. The flavour is light to medium roasted with tones of coffee and tar. Grassy hops in the background. Light fruity. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Light sweet and light to medium bitter. Medium bodied. Nice. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
Draught. Deep ruby colour, mediumsized beige head, lacing. Aroma is caramel, malts, some earth as well as some mild roasted notes. Flavour is malts, some mild earthy notes as well as mild hops. Grovlam (4253) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Average creamy like head that mostly lasted. Fair display of lacework. Black color. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, mild liquorish, butterscotch, roasted malt. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Medium sweet and bitter flavor. Roasted malty liquorish sweet finish. SilkTork (5856) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2008
Draught at Pivovarsky Dum. Soapy stout like aroma. Initial dry stout flavour with hints of coffee, but flavour goes quickly. Disappointing.
Stew41 (2082) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 25, 2008
More porter or light stout that a dunkel me thinks. Sweet caramel malts drive the flavour and no real evidence of any roast or astringency. Very soft throughout the palate and for the most part the beer is lightly framed. Could have done with a touch more chill. TaktikMTL (7975) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de café et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de céréale grillée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #1586) Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2008
How: Tap at brewpub (Pivovarský Dum, Prague)
The look: Almost black body with a short-lived tan head.
To me a typical Czech Tmavé (Czech Black Lager) is: Dark malts and barely any roastiness sensation. Some dark fruits flavours (raisins with a little figs, dates and prunes) wrapped in smooth dark caramel (borderline toffee) and a subtle chocolate note. A bit bready. Moderately sweet without much hops presence and only a mild bitterness (voluntary unbalanced it seems). Very smooth body, like a watery cream.
This one: More roasted than average with toasted raisins but overall less fruity. Some light coffee notes. A Czech Tmavý with a Stout inclination.
Pivovarsky Dum. Woody aroma with surprising hops, chocolate and smoke. Cains Dark Mild? Smooth and slightly roasty, with faint dark chocolate, but sneaking Saaz. Biscuit on the swallow. Tasty but a bit wishy-washy. Ernest (7822) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, coffee), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Excellent rendition, clean, enticing, and well-balanced.