Notch Černé Pivo - Notch Brewing
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3.8/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
02-19-2012 03:49:59 | More by Jason
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
12-29-2011 16:59:54 | More by jlindros
3.53/5 rDev -10.6%
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.
01-15-2012 23:27:59 | More by smcolw
4.23/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
03-14-2012 20:27:51 | More by ppoitras
3.73/5 rDev -5.6%
A-Pour presents a cola-colored beer. Nearly zero light penetration. Nice head. Uniform, even, and hisses quite loudly right after the pour. Head retains and laces in wavy strings.
S-Cocoa, roast, and the noticeable aroma of lager yeast. Nice dark malt aroma. Definitely high on the roasted element. A very slight hop aroma. Also a bit grainy.
T-Very light, soft flavor. Oh, so smooth and roasted. Finishes exceptionally crisp. Grains and mild, mild hop bitterness are detected. Nice mellow chocolate undertones. A bit milky.
M-Great feel. Body is very light. Smooth and creamy. Carbonation is also extremely soft. Just an overall soft beer. Its most impressive element.
O/D-At $4.19 a 22 oz. this is a pretty decent beer. Very sessionable at 4% ABV. Great mouthfeel. Flavor and feel mix together to create an enjoyable experience per sip. Perhaps I should give their other beers a shot.
12-28-2011 03:37:23 | More by VelvetExtract
4/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
02-13-2012 15:24:45 | More by tigg924
3.58/5 rDev -9.4%
Pours dark brown with a cream-colored head. No real lace, limited retention.
Roasted malt, a little cocoa powder, a slight acidic/tart note.
Some French roast coffee, a little cream, a little cocoa, some acid, light metallic note, light bitter bite. Smooth and unassuming.
Lighter bodied, good carbonation.
This drinks like a schwarzbier, and I think this is what we have here. Very easy to drink, way easy on the wallet.
12-29-2011 04:58:44 | More by OtherShoe2
3.8/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
12-18-2011 21:17:33 | More by WanderingFool
3.73/5 rDev -5.6%
22 oz. brown bottle. Bottled on date stamped on label.
Served in a nonic tumbler.
It pours a stout-like color with a 2" mocha head and a little patchy lacing.
Smells of roasted malt on a bed of dried hay are balanced by a mild Saaz resinous hop fragrance. A very light whiff of sulfur is noticed in the background.
A very light taste of sweet chocolate malt carries flavors of saltless crackers, light lime-like hops, and just a hint of a metallic tang.
This is an extremely liquid brew (after the initial spritzy effervescence fades) that goes down slick and quick.
Impressive flavors for such a small beer!
01-24-2012 00:23:44 | More by BeerResearcher
3.4/5 rDev -13.9%
Poured a 1" beige head with decent life and replenishing with more pours. The body is dark raw umber brown, almost coffee. Not a lot of smell but what I get is roasted malt, yeast, and a hint at sourness. The taste has very mild roasted malt, slight hint of sour. In the aftertaste black coffee comes out. It's OK.
03-11-2012 01:32:01 | More by MoreThanWine
Notch Černé Pivo from Notch Brewing
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