Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 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.ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2006
How: Tap at Klub Skorpion, Pilsen, Czech Republic
The look: Very dark amber body with a medium tan 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 bit less fruity, a bit more roasted with light cacao notes.
Bottle. Sweet dark malty aroma with caramel, mild roast and hints of astringent veggie. Dark red-brown with a light brown, frothy and clingy head. Body is thin and a tad sticky. Roast with caramel and a little grit, medium astringent bitterness throughout leading to a dry and toffeeish aftertaste. Some nice hoppy funk in the middle- and endgame. Good balance between sweetness an dbitterness. Flavor is complex and comes in waves. Took me a while to get into this (its charms are subtle), but I do like it quite a bit. erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2012
Deep brown body and light tan head. Cacao, pecan nuts, wholewheat bread. Quite smooth, nice mouth feel. Light sweet and roasted. Good balance, none of the expected factory taste. Body is even a bit fatty. Well made, good brewer. (50cl bottle) Bamsen78 (5617) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2013
On tap @ Penzion Mona, Harrachov. Pours slightly hazy dark brown with stable light tan head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel with a note of dried fruit. Complex, sour and sweet flavour of malt and fruit, offset by a bitter hoppy aftertaste. Decent. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2004
Bottle. Slightly richer dunkel, but very soft. Slightly roasty/toasty, with caramelly malt, pretty simple, but well balanced, with some bitterness in the finish. Pretty decent.
kerenmk (5358) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2014
Draught at Pivovarsky Club, Prague, January 2014. As Svijanska Knezna Tmavy Special. Clear dark brown with thick beige head. A little coffee, a little chocolate and caramel in the nose, bitter, diluted black coffee in the mouth. Light body, light chocolate finish. alex_leit (5316) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle. Aroma: caramel, a little smoke and fruit, a bit of red wine. Taste: sweet, kvass, light acidity, roasted malt, dried fruit, not bad. Beersiveknown (5309) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle in u medvidku hotel from pivovarsky klubBeershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
clear dark brown with beige head. Light caramel aroma, moderate body, low carbonation, slightly sweet, dry caramel and cocoa with a slightly tannic finish.
Bottle @ Pulp, Athens. Brown-red with thick head. Licorice throughout aromas and flavors is yummy and welcome. Fits into a good CZ dark beer pocket. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
Brown reddish colour with a light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with chocolate and vanilla notes. Nice complex flavor with some chocolate notes, a caramel sweetness and a dry bitter finish.