ogivlado (8097) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 9, 2008
Draught at the brewpub as Dobřanská Hvězda 14° Tmavý Special.
jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2017
Dark brown (almost black) coloured, small beige head, light caramel nose. Dry roasted coffee, chocolate and fruity caramel taste with notes of nutts and burnt sugar.
Old backlog rating. RBESG08, tap at brewpub: Sugar/caramel nose. Dark brown, cappucino head. Sugary, roasted caramel notes. Light body. Roast retronasal. motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2004
amazingly black and thick and rich with an off-white head. aroma of cocoa powder. despite seeming to have very little sweetness, i tasted sultanas, molasses, strawberry jam and a drop of espresso. very full for a czech dark beer, probably the most stout-like one i´ve tried TaktikMTL (7967) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de café. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de chocolat et de café. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement torréfié. (Rating #1660) ekstedt (6976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2008
Draught at the brewpub during RBESG08. Dark brown to black with a red edge and medium beige head. Dark chocolate malt aroma with herbal hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Quite dry with low to moderate bitterness.
kappldav123 (6133) - GERMANY - JAN 18, 2010
Bottled, name says tmavy special. Looks good. Beer in the glass very dark, almost black. Small head. Fruity aroma like a good red wine. Tastes malty-strong, modest fruity like berries, hints of caramell and liquorice. Very drinkable and good beer! 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.Marko (6088) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 5, 2008
How: Tap at brewpub (Modrá Hvězda, Dobřany, Czech Republic)
The look: Clear dark ruby body with a medium beige 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: As above but a little but a bit more roasted and dry than the average Tmavé. Very good.
Tap at the brewpub during RBESGDonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
Poured a very dark, almost black red colour with a small head that went away fast. A light but nice caramelly nose. The taste is caramel again, very creamy. good maltiness, even if it’s a bit light overall. A solid, quality dunkel that’s very drinkable to boot.
Tap at the brewpub. Alround rating: Quite a sweet roasty beast with hints of fruit. Just not my style. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2004
Hvezda. Sweetish, soft and roasty. Mild, with some light acidity, medium bitterness, pleasant tmave, very drinkable. I also agree this has a touch of jammy fruit to it. Pretty classy stuff.