msbernac (2614) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Appearance-black, cloudy, brown foam,
Taste-very bitter, light sweetness,
Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish
Overall-very good MisoW (3571) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
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 (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
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 (667) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2013
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 (1553) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 5, 2013
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
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 (1233) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2013
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 (5807) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
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
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 (4993) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
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.