MisoW (3534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours dark brown color, nice beige head. Aroma is malty, dark fruits, hints of caramel. Taste is medium sweet, fruity, coffee, dark chocolate. Good one.
Capa (3120) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a beige head. Some roasted malts, light smoke, light cocoa, dark sugars. Flavor is nice and roasted, light smoke, and sweet malts. Very smooth body and quite full. Very nice beer.
MrW (601) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Strahov, Prague.
Fresh and malty aroma, some grains. But the grainaroma was in the air because of the brewing activity.
Dark brown colour, brown fading head, minimal lacing.
Roasted malts, sweet, a small taste of caramel, malts, coffee.
Bittersweet aftertaste, medium bodied.
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, brewery. Dark brown in color, initially a nice fluffy head. Mouthfeel is a bit clammy and round, with caramel sweetness through middle. Some toasted malt contributes depth. Fairly straightforward, but quite tasty. 3.2.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap @Richtár Jakub, Bratislava. Tall creamy brown-shaded blond head. Body is opaque dark brown. Gently roasted dark malts on the nose. Hints of dark caramel and creamed coffee. Taste is much the same. Milk-chocolate, mild coffee and a subtle roastiness. Some fruit- and malt-sweetness underneath. Clean balancing bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. Light sparkling mouthfeel. Mild bitterness linger in the finish. A treat! [13.04.13]
angelkostvo (1220) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with beige 2 finger head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel. Taste is light sour and medium bitter. Light to medium body, oly texture, soft carbonation. Nice
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark, almost clear enough to let light through but not quite, opaque, brown red pour with white head. Toasty aroma, lots of roasted malt, light fruitiness, very light vanilla character. Taste is quite roasty, light-medium sweetness for the style, definitely not like the cherry coke tmavys from some brewpubs. Medium body, smooth silky carbonation.
Shaney (2423) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkelbraun, fast schwarz. Würziges Schwarzbieraroma. Im Geschmack leicht röstig mit Kaffee- und Kakaonoten, dazu auch hopfig herb, minimale Lakritznote. Überzeugendes Dunkel vom Strahov-Kloster!
chinchill (4746) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sv. Norbert Special Dark (Specialni Tmave pivo)
.25 L served in mini-stein at brewery in 2011. Unfiltered variation on a Munich dark, with a little bit drier “flavor and is more bitter”. “All malt, well hopped beer."
Looks great [4.5]: Near opaque and black with mahogany highlights; hazy; topped by a creamy tan head that has good retention.
Aroma; a bit hard to distinguish since the brewer was checking a boil kettle only about 12 M away, releasing a fine aroma of boiled malt. Anyway, the beer itself smelt of dark malt and spicy hops.
Flavor of caramel and dark malts in about equal proportion with spicy hops. Hints of coffee and dark chocolate in the finish.
Medium body; near crisp with medium carbonation.
O – an interesting variation on a Munich dark.
ElDesmadre (3626) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Subtle aroma of caramel and roast. Balanced taste, light to medium body, rather dry, with a caramelly flavour and an aftertaste of coffee and hops. Although I’m not blown away, you can tell the quality of the brewery if you come over and out of the four they have on tap the worst one is this good.