Kmetsko Black - Pri Kmeta - The Mayor Brewpub
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United Kingdom (England)
3.53/5 rDev -3%
Tasted during a recent visit to this brewpub, served on-tap in a short-stemmed goblet.
A: pours a deeply dark brown, or nearly black, hue with caramel glows; a light tan-head sustains pretty well, on top of an unknown level of carbonation.
S: coffee-ish yet refreshing and light in aroma, mixed with a little sour-ish fruity hints, more roast malts’ aroma and random notes of grassy hops. For a dark lager, the aroma comes more in line with the Czech tradition than with German Schwarzbier or Dunkel, in that it’s more far more roasty than malty or sour-fruity and has more body to it, in some ways even close to some medium-bodied stouts I’ve tried.
T: the flavour upfront is medium-level in terms of intensity, showing mainly sweet-coffee and toasted nuts which are immediately followed by light-flavoured dark stone-fruits with a touch of raisins and melted caramel. The aftertaste lingers in continuation with the roasty/coffee-ish aroma, plus a little dry-ish palate. Hops are very subtle throughout, at times ringing a bell of German hop varieties, but I can’t be certain.
M&D: like the other beers tasted during this visit, the carbonation is quite decent and refreshing, but somehow slightly too lively for this beer style, IMO; the body holds very well throughout the drink, which is a good thing for dark beers, yet the flavour profile can be slightly more interesting or varied, as roast malts are the dominating feature in the centre here. There’s plenty of room for improvement for this beer that already shows decent integrity. Looking forward to trying it again in my next trip to Sofia~
05-18-2011 10:52:33 | More by wl0307
3.75/5 rDev +3%
Appearance: In the liter mug, this was a pure black, but in the smaller half liter mug it was more of a cola color, leaning more towards the black side, but with some brown notes on the sides. Head was darkish tan, 2 fingers, with moderate retention.
Smell: Coffee and caramel with some roasty notes and a strong toast character.
Taste: Light coffee on the introduction, with burned caramel in there a bit and the lightest hint of smokiness. Finishes with a light pleasant bitterness and a lingering roasty flavor.
This beer is a joy to see in Bulgaria, land of the Euro Pales.
05-22-2009 18:46:14 | More by BucBasil
Kmetsko Black from Pri Kmeta - The Mayor Brewpub
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