Brewed by Pivovar Velké Popovice (Asahi)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Velké Popovice, Czech Republic


on tap

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RATINGS: 845   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Produced from special dark malts, which is why even its foam is dark.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (6964) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
Bought in Prague early 2009, but is it brewed in Russia now? This brown 500ml bottle had 5 days left on its ’Best before date’ when I reviewed it on a cold, wet and dark night in September 09. Poured (twice) into a Westmalle chalice; looked good, dark, almost black body with a good, well formed tanned head. When held up to the light you could see it was clear and a deep reddy brown colour really. The smells sent mixed messages to my brain, sweet yet bitter dark chocolate and liquorice esters vied for my attention. The taste had no liquorice, and the bitterness of the dark chocolate also failed to turn up in the flavours, just the sweetness of the aforementioned dark chocolate was evident. Lacks body and substance in its bottle form, drank from a tap in Prague I thought it sweet, but it had more depth of body and character. Disappointed with the wishy-washy bottled version and it is my last beer from prague that I obtained to review, wish I’d kept something else back now.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
beerking123 (7) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2012 does not count
Thin body ,sickly sweet chocolate aroma and taste,very disappointed,bottle looks good is the only positive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaziopiwosz (384) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - APR 23, 2012
I was positively surprised, when I first drank this beer. Some may say it’s for woman - when you sitting in Prague’s "hospoda" (pub) you’ll see women drinking it. Excellent taste - you can find a little caramel aroma there, but not to strong. Good foam, stays long on top. Great colour, dark but not black. One of the best beers I ever drank.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sverrebm (2) - - MAR 31, 2012 does not count
Bottled, Norway. Malty, slightly metallic taste. A bit bland, with little aftertaste. Looks better than it tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hlkanga (204) - - MAR 31, 2012
500 ml can. Pours ruby brown with a large foamy espresso head. Aroma is pleasant but litlle bit weak with some roasty and caramel malt and some metallic notes. Taste is sweet with caramel & roasty malt and raisins. Low carbonation, medium bodied and watery but smooth mouthfeel. A great and well-balanced everyday beer with a good availability.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cocktus (36) - FINLAND - MAR 30, 2012
Can, Finland. Light brown head. Red brown body. Malty aroma. Taste is malty and medium sweet, a little bit of coffee and metal. The taste is also very thin. Drinkable beer, good after sauna and with game meal but nothing too special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Geuzelambix (243) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
I remembered this as very meaty, but it was thinner than I remembered. Maybe my taste has just developed. Not a bad beer it’s both dark and fresh but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (25552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel chocolate aroma. Slightly roasted malty caramel chocolate flavor. Roasted malty caramel finish with weak hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (1174) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2012
50ml bottle. The aroma gives you both chocolate, caramel, citrus and coffee. Taste is much of the same, without the citrus. Not a world class beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1447) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2012
50ml bottle. The aroma gives you both chocolate, citrus and coffee. Quite dark head. Taste is much of the same, without the citrus. A thorough and cozy chocolate beer, not world class, but a nice companion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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