RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Production moved to the Budějovick Měťansk Pivovar in 2007 after Jurand ceased to exist. Brewed for the Barlan Beverages Group.
Moved again to Herrnbru Brgerliches Brauhaus 2008 or 2009, and abv was changed from 5.0% to 5.2%.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4940) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2007
500 ml bottle purchased sometime this past fall somewhere in the midwest (??), enjoyed from a Trout Brook mug at cellar temperature. Dark, clear purplish-black body with a small to moderate lasting creamy-bubbly light brown head, lovely thick lacing....wow, beautiful nutty-chocolatey, roasty aroma, a bit of oatmeal, vanilla and caramel in there too, so decadent and inviting and quite surprisingly very very fresh....Im a bit worried that the flavor wont hold up to the delicious nose, but I have little to worry about, its nearly as rich and delightful as Id hoped for, sweet and chocolaty-caky at the front, drying out somewhat by the finish, with very light mineralic/salty qualities and some light vanilla bean touches....I really didnt find this thin at all, as some have suggested, and the balance of roast and sweetness is well-night perfect....carbonation is just a bit low, leading to a bit of syrupyness. An astonishing find -- one of the most underrated beers on this site, as far as Im concerned. Wish I had easy access to more....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Bottle. Dark, malty, grainy. Lots of roastiness and cocoa. Very good. I am writing this all from memory after having the beer about a month ago. But, I will never forget how good this beer was. I find it extremely underrated on this site.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
"Heban Black Beer", says the label, "first Polish Black Beer", though, oddly, the brewer or city of origin is not given. Only Berlson Imports, Minneapolis, MN. A little web searching leads us to the Jurand Brewery. Now, lets crack open this black beauty and see what lies within... Blackness, absolutely, in appearance, under a prodigious helping of creamy cocoa/ tan foam. Nutty in the nose, creamy, lovely cocoa aroma, a hint of coffee, sweet, yet dry. Nice. Tasting it...nice, full flavor, big chocolate, minor nuts, prevalent coffee tones. Brisk carbonation, nice sweetness, swiftly offset by bitter. Medium bodied, with a long, tasty, sweet finish. Very supple and easy-going in the mouth. Quite likable. Nice dessert beer. Mellow and tasty. Take your time and relax with it. Stuck figuring the style though. Is it a lager or an ale? Could pass for a stout, but it really plays like a dark lager, and it is identified elsewhere as a Bohemian schwarzbier, so thats gotta be it. Im a sucker for a well-done version, and this is that. Well worth the $1.88 for the 16.9 oz. bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Good black color,small but long lived tan head that left a nice lace behind.The aroma was roasty and malty with a slight bit of caramel in the back ground.The flavor was roasty and a bit dark with some hints of chocolate up front a slight amount of caramel or possibly burnt caramel and finishes up with a roasty chocolate.I actually have to say i like this alot and must rate this above what the average is.Very nice flavorful brew that is just plain smooth all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2006
A coffee beer from Jurand.I didnt get to sample much of this one,my wife snatched it quick.Poured super black with a creamy head.I like this brewers raspberry and doppelbock also.100107 exp date.A bargain priced beer I will buy again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2007
Bottled. A very dark brown coloured beer, almost black, with a decent tan coiloured head. The aroma is fuill of chocolate and dark, dark bread. Really great malts. The taste is pretty good too. Very bready and a bit milky. Long full finish. Really smooth. Tasty and quite the surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15454) - Snderborg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2009
Bottle, 5.0%. Roasted caramel aroma. Clear very dark brown colour, red shine. The flavour is sweet, some brown sugar notes. Also roasted and caramelly. Sweet but OK balanced. Quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (2210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2006
Appareantly the first "black beer" in Poland. I assume that also includes dark beers in general. The beer is however completely black with a thick head, although its not as thick as the picture on the bottle. The aroma is strong of roasted coffee and bitter cocoa-powder. Very good taste indeed. The coffee-theme is continued with an added sweetness reminding me of mudcake. The finish is short but strong. Good one, but hard to find in Warsaw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
petexner (935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2010
bottle. beer from germany made for poland. pretty decent one,nice color, taste and palate. enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (13070) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2005
Bottle. Gift from Hennie Groeneveld, who brought a 5-pack from Poland. Very dark colroed, firm head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. A bit sugary. Medium bodied. Initial sweetness is attacked by some roasted malt and milk chocolate. Short espresso aftertaste. Straightforward but lovely beer.

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