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Master Tmavý 18° - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

Master Tmavý 18°Master Tmavý 18°

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BA SCORE
86
very good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 15.01%


Brewed by:
Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GONZALOYANNA on 04-09-2011)
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another beer I picked up in Prague, now enjoyed in Israel.

Pours a mocha colored fizzy almost 2 fingered head that fades at a med pace, nice lacing, dark mahogany molasses color with barely any light coming through.

NOse nice dark malts, a little cocoa chocolate like, hint of a roasty aroma, touches of fig and date like dark fruits, some caramel and hint molasses like dark sugars, touch of toffee.

Taste semi sweet, creamy darker malts, little cocoa and hint of roast, hint of creamy coffee too, light powdered cocoa, into an iced mocha like flavor. Bitterness is present, with a bit of earthy slight grassy hops. A hint of an estery booze comes through with warmth, covered slightly by the sweetness, which brings a bit of caramel and molasses, hint of toffee. Finish is still a bit sweet but attempts to dry, more bitterness ramping a bit with some spicy hops, booze kicks up a bit too as it slightly tingles, and more molasses toffee flavors lingering.

MOuth is med to a bit fuller bod, a bit creamy, nice fluffy carb.,

Overall not bad, nice porter flavors, a bit on the Belgian porter like style with the esters and dark fruits, nice malts, decent hop profile, booze comes off a bit too much though overall for only being 7%, but still a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 18:00:15 | More by jlindros
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have no idea who brought this to me, but I do recognize the picture. I might as well crack it open and see what's what.

From the bottle (loosely translated): "The premium materials and a special furnace Experienced Sladku Pilsner Urquell Master VAM brings a unique taste experience."; "Special dark beer."; "Drinking and driving don't mix."; "Pilsner Urquell beer specialties."; "The delicate flavor."; "Dark [beer]".

Any Baltic Porter, in my eyes, is going to have to measure up to Baltika # 6. We'll see ... I got two dense fingers of deep-tan head with decent retention off of my pour. Color was a deep-brown with ruby/garnet highlights. Nose had a chocolaty aspect along with dark, dried fruits (raisin, prune). Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but approaching it and the taste was like a liquid Cadbury Fruit & Nut bar, sans the nut, although a student recently described me as "a nutty teacher". Man, I thought that nothing could ever match my beloved Baltika # 6, but this is really making me sit up and take notice! Heavy lacing began to appear as I worked my way through it. Finish was semi-dry, with an appearance of a smokiness to go along with the fruit and chocolate. I have been watching the commercials for Viking River Cruises recently and I would love to take a trip into the Baltic States and hit up the Czech Republic while in the area. Hell, I might even look for a bride while I'm at it! To my old drinking buddy and owner of the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern, Stosh, this one's for you.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 23:45:18 | More by woodychandler
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sfprint

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Beautiful creamy head and a near black soda body.
S: Toasted wheat crackers, perhaps also oat-y, but overall not a very strong smell
T: Kind of sweet. Hmm, I feel ambivalent about this one. It has a nice toasted and well rounded flavor, but I find it too sweet, like when you put too much sugar in coffee.
M: Smooth and implied creamy.
O: So many great qualities, but the fact that it's overly sweet really bring it down for me. Otherwise a very very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 23:32:45 | More by sfprint
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skypup

Germany

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.4 L on tap in tulip glass at Na Parkene Beer Pub; Plzen, Czech Republic

A - Deep brown with a thick tan head

S - Distinct roasted malt.

T - Caramelized malt with a hint of coffee and toasted nuts

M – creamy on the tongue, heavy body and light carbonation

D – Decent beer, but a little heavy at a sitting for more then one.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2011 19:20:44 | More by skypup
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MTNboy

Germany

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is very dark with a great tan head. There is lots of head and lots of sticky thick lace. It has a burnt coffee taste with some chocolate tones. It is a very bitter sweet flavored beer. There is a burnt sugar aroma. The body is medium and there is not much for carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 18:12:13 | More by MTNboy
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

.4 L draft in snifter at brewery's restaraunt in Pilsen

A - near black and opaque with reddish mahogany at edges/ Generous creamy tan head that leaves patchy lacing. Remnants of head lasted until the end during an entire meal!

Aroma - rather faint and not enticing aromas of medium and dark roasted malt.

T – markedly more flavorful than aroma suggests: a somewhat spicy rich malt flavor that leads to a fine and lasting finish featuring dark roasted malts. Excellent balance of sweet and bitter, perhaps leaning towards bitter.

M – Exceptionally creamy feel with perfect (med) carbonation

O – not great in every respect, but the wonderful mouthfeel alone makes this worth seeking out.
Paired ok with brocolli in cheese sauce; excellent with pork in gravy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2011 05:45:50 | More by chinchill
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on Dec 2010.Served in 33cl bottle. Pitch black in your Snifter. Thick & creamy crown. Small Bubbles & extended foam, beige in color. In nose toasted malty notes & a gentle hop aroma. Your mouth will receive a caramel & licorice flavor. Dry & smooth bitterness in your palate. Good carbonation. At the aftertaste will return caramel & tosted malts. Easy to drink, medium body, refreshing & kind flavor. You´d better remember it´s 7.0 ABV

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 22:40:41 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Master Tmavý 18° from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
86 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.