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Brewed by Pivovar Svijany (LIF)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Svijany, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Pivo tmavé speciální

Note: Also known as "Princess of Svijany".

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
promontor (142) - HUNGARY - DEC 12, 2016
0.5l bottle from a Tesco in Czech Republic. Dark brown body with ruby hint. Dark beige foam. Aroma is moderate, mix of caramel, bit of chocolate/cocoa and yeast. Foam has bitter, roasted taste. The beer itself is moderately sweet, with hints of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate/cocoa. Occasionally some hints of red fruits, i.e. cherry. Or maybe some nuts. Also, fruits appear in the aroma around the end. Palate is OK, medium carbonation, mouthfeel is mild and fizzy at the same time, medium body, or even light. Or at least light for a 13. Moderately bitter aftertaste of the roasted type. Excitingly complex but somehow not as harmonic as the better Czech Tmaves. Good one, but this lack of harmony prevents it becaming a favourite for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Bottle. Sweet toffee malt and dry cherry aroma. Dark chestnut color with giant, long lasting tan head. Sweet cherry and toffee malt flavor with a lightly bitter/astringent finish. Brown sugar aftertaste. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (904) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear brown color with nice tan head. Aroma is caramel and coffee, hint of licorice. Flavor is sweet, caramel, roasty. Rather nice dunkel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (5273) - Sřnderborg, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (2152) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle nice dark brown body with tan head aroma is malt and bisquits taste is sweet malt with hints of dried fruits aftertaste is malt and very slightly bitter. Nice tmavy liked this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (1057) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle 0,50L. Clear, dark amber/mahagony colour with average big, frothy, light brown head. Aroma of caramel, a little aroma of coffee and chocolate, too. Taste starts light sweet with some chocolate and caramel. Finish is medium bitter and still chocolaty. Medium to full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Another good Czech tmavy...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ascelja (1324) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle 0,5l Tesco Neratovice 17 CZK
Aroma: light sweet, toasty, bread, nutty, notes of chocolate and roasted malt.
Chesnut coloured body with ruby glints, tall slow falling off-white head, nice creamy. Residue of this is sitting on the glass bottom after drinking.
Flavour: at first little sour with nuts, bread, next full of toasty, again gread, roasty sunflower seeds, notes of honey and chocolate, medium sweet, light bitter. Finish bitter, hops, malty. Aftertaste is disturbing - musk, but nothing strong to decrease full and well balanced taste. Carbonation is low.
Overall: The composition is arguable - isoextracts of hop, sugar... But even this, on flavour it is one of the best tmavy I ever tried.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12501) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep reddish brown, nose is malty toffee, taste is dry toffee, light malt, alright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (3353) - GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
500ml bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, roasted, caramel, bread, licorice, light fruity. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (15094) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear red-brown to brown color, medium to full sizde beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, brown sugar, sweetish. Taste malts, brown malts, candy sugar, some malt bitter, slightly sweet-bitter. Medium body, oily texture, average to medium carbonation. Not bad at all.


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