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Notch Černé Pivo - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Notch Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mduncan on 12-09-2011)
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Reviews by Maxwell:
Photo of Maxwell
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark, dark brown, bordering on black, with the faintest hint of ruddy red coloring. The beer pours with a nice lightly khaki color head that sits a fingers width above the beer with plenty of tightly packed, little bubbles that form a very smooth top to the head. The lacing on the sides of the glass is thin, tightly packed, and moves out with tendrils along the glass. On the nose, the beer smells lightly roasty, with a nice bready tinge and some slight hay notes. As the beer is swirled in the glass I get strong waftings of milk chocolate with the slightest hint of sea salt, which has me very intrigued. The smell is light, lager-clean, and inviting. On the tongue, the beer tastes roasty, but clean and light. The beer begins with light and watery milk chocolate before pulling in watered down and light roasted malts that suggest very light coffee, and is really quite pleasant. The finish of the beer is where it really shines, bringing the roast to a full flavor and hinting at chocolate on the sides of the taste. The aftertaste rings with light roasted chocolate, coffee, and even a slight hint of vanilla. On the mouth, this beer feels light and clean in body, as a lager should, and is honestly a little watery in feel, though paired with the flavors of this beer, that is certainly not a bad thing. After the beer passes, the mouth is left clean with only a light feeling of dryness on the roof of the mouth. Overall, I love this beer. Notch has done it again. All hail the session king. It is smooth, light, and extremely drinkable, and yet still is packed with flavors reminiscent of a big old stout. This beer could be knocked back all night, and is perfect to sip in front of a fire. Try this beer.

Maxwell, Jan 08, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Todd, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

JakerLou, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with a freshness date.

LOOK: Dark brown, garnet highlights. Healthy looking tan froth.

SMELL: Dark bread, mild charcoal, clean, herbal, dried grass

TASTE: Smooth, moderate sized body, carob, mild coffee, toast, light burnt raisins, peppery, kiss of brown sugar, herbal, dry finish

Very easy to drink but that is a given factor here, certainly a bold flavor profile for its size. Great to see Notch broaden their portfolio and further define their intent of brining sessionable beers to the public.

Jason, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: minimal head, high carbonation, red/brown in color, clear

Smell: roasted malt and cocoa

Taste: roasted malt at the start, chocolate and cocoa that comes in the middle with caramel sweetness

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness, moderate-high carbonation, light bodied

Overall:For the style, this is one of the best I have had. I would make this more the a 3.5- 3.75 if not grading to style. I like to roastiness of this one. Not my favorite from Notch, but certainly one of their better offerings. I would pick this one up again.

tigg924, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

doremite, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of OldIronLungs
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a pint glass a thin but dark garnet brown/black with several fingers of airy tan head that settles down to about a half finger film.

Nose is lightly roasty, some chocolate notes.

A sip is pleasant light chocolate and dark malt with a roast undertone. Very mild bitterness that brings a clean semi-dry finish. Body is thin with light tingly carbonation - this extremely quaffable. I think this is what Guinness Black Lager was trying to be!

Great work, Chris! I'll reiterate the previous reviewer's note about the labels -- happy to get to reuse the bottle for homebrews!

OldIronLungs, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of timbre
4/5  rDev +1.5%

timbre, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

trevorpost, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of wesley14
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

wesley14, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of liquorpig
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

liquorpig, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of lesdemonsamaporte
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

lesdemonsamaporte, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of ppoitras
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1/4" brown head over the almost opaque reddish brown brew. Head collapses promptly, with average slow-falling lace. Aroma is rich dark malts with coffee notes.

Taste is sweet dark worty character to start, pop of citrus in the middle, and then cruises through the close with a sedate bitterness. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and drinkability is awesome. Session abv, session flavor, I'm sold.

ppoitras, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of discharmingly
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

discharmingly, May 02, 2014
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

DrinkingDrake, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Perfect beer for a chilly afternoon of working around the house, being able to have some beer with flavor without getting to tipsy to work.

Pours a nice creamy head that reaches almost to 1 finger but not quite, then fades at a med pace with a bit of lacing, over dark practically black beer that has hints of brown light sneaking around the edges.

Nose has some darker malts, hints of cocoa and caramel, creamy chocolate caramel candy bar, hint of roast. Then light lager like crispness and fruitiness, at least that style of malty and lager combination aroma.

Taste is fully flavorful but still light, nice creamy chocolate, plenty of caramel as well, and a little bit of a roasted malt coffee flavor; all that without the bitter charred roasty flavors. Soft malty flavor and overall feel like a nice lager, with light malts and crispness. An overall juicy malt like experience, with nice dark malts and crispness. Finish is dry with a bit of lingering chalky powdered cocoa, and caramel. A hint of earthy hop bitterness kicks in late on the finish.

Mouth is lighter bodied but creamy and rich, good carb.

overall pretty good. They def got plenty of dark malt flavor and kept the overall beer light and sessionable. Nice chocolate, caramel, coffee and roast without charred bitterness or acidity, hint of bittering hops, nice hints of lager appearance as well.

jlindros, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of jeff1973
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jeff1973, May 09, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lumpy light beige head with plenty of webby lace on the glass as it recedes. The liquid is ruby brown where bright light shows through.

Typical darker malt aromas of semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla and mocha.

The taste matches the smell. Nothing special but no problems either. The liquid is thin as expected. And the carbonation is high as expected. There are notes of toast and nuts. Some light hop.

Overall, no hits, no runs but no errors either.

smcolw, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of mmmaaattt
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mmmaaattt, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Notch Cerne Pivo pours a dark reddish brown/black into the glass with a small, fizzy light tan head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving no lace on the glass.

The aroma is faint with notes of coffee, chocolate and roast malt. Similar to a stout, but not as rich.

Each sip of this light to medium bodied beer is soft, lightly carbonated and dry. The flavor is malty with chocolate, roast malt and light coffee. There's a touch of cereal grain in there too. It finishes slightly grassy and mildly bitter. Once gone the roast malt and chocolate flavor lingers on the palate.

This is a very drinkable, tasty beer. I could easily drink 2 or 3 at one sitting.

WanderingFool, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of stickynotes
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

stickynotes, Jan 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mrovelli, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

SFC21, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of polishkaz
4/5  rDev +1.5%

polishkaz, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of spry
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

spry, Jan 24, 2012
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Notch Černé Pivo from Notch Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.