Jokk (53) - Odessa, UKRAINE - JAN 22, 2014
Draught. Poured deeply dark with some red hue. Zero-head. Typical profile for a good czech lezak - caramel and prunes. Very clear taste but a bit powdery after sip. Light, almost watery body and carbonation, but dont forget what style we are dealing with. Uber-drinkable, especially appropriate for long feasts. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2017 I love Czech dark lagers but this is not a terribly exciting example of one. A little thin and flavor subdued. Serving: Bottle BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2009
decent flavor of from the farm malt that is sweet and spiced lightly with a licorice type spice that is activated by an appropriately active and zippy carbonation that like soda pop stings a little on the tongue. lightish in body perhaps too much so it is paired well for a different take on a dunkel that really has the banana and coriander components of a Belgian. unappealing vegetable aroma and too little kick for a stand alone beer at the end of the day. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 17, 2008
THOUGHTS: Not a bad beer, but not great either. Just a so, so dunkel. It was probably quite good once, but age ha taken its toll, because the flavor starts great, but then falls apart and it smelled nice except for the underlying skunk.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark, brownish red with a small to average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was moderate roasted, nutty and caramel malt, along with hint of chocolate, slight skunk and cola. The initial flavor was moderately sweet; while the finish was light to moderately sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter with a short duration. There was roasted, caramel and nutty malt, then metal and a little skunk. The light to medium body was mostly watery with fairly soft carbonation and a metallic, slightly chalky, light astringent finish. doublebock (558) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Light brown translucent color. Malty, musty and cork aroma. Taste has caramel and coffee notes with a somewhat flat palate.
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 30, 2008
dark amber beer under a small creamy beige head. lightnutty, caramel aroma. flavors of brown sugar, and sweet tea. again, a bit overdue but reminiscent of what used to be a decent dunkel. Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle. Dark amber in color, lasting tan head. Caramel, fresh baked bread, almost has a banana nut bread nose to it. Some toffee in the taste with plums and other dark fruits. nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2008
2008-07-22 from bottle: Some roasted notes in aroma…clean and crisp…slight ester. Deep copper color…nice and clear, but not much head. Roasted nut flavor…clean and refreshing. Finish is to style. DocLock (11191) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Gray market bottle. Pours coppery with nose of fruitcake, caramel. Tastes caramelly, with some gumdrop, gingerbread, grains, and plums. Not terribly sweet, but fruity and caramelly. Not bad at all. MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2008
1/2 L bottle from Once Upon a Vine. Labeled Podkovan Dark - Premium Czech Beer. 3.8% ABV. Clear dark amber with slight fine off-white head. Slight caramel malt aroma. Flavor is light caramel and grainy sweetness with a touch of roast in the finish. Hop bitterness is very light. Finish is relatively dry. Good summer beer with some character and low alchohol.