Almus Dark Beer - Lomsko Pivo
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United Kingdom (England)
3.7/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Courtesy of my Bulgarian colleague, Lily, who brought this beer back to the UK from hometown Lom. The beer label has the Bulgarian name "Тъмно", meaning Dark. But the alc. strength listed on the label is much higher than here on this website: 5.5%abv. BB 20/05/09 (180 days maximum durability - likely unpasteurised), served chilled in a 500ml weizen glass.
A: pours an ebony brown hue with reddish glows shown when seen against light; the carbonation comes initially fierce but soon settles to a semi-lively level, while the dark beige puffy head retains the body very well.
S: sweet chocolates and roasted malts come on top of sweet roast nuts, burned sugar, smoked plums, and brown-bready malts, while a swirl brings up the sour edge of more roast barley and soothing dark stone-fruits; the dusty note comes refreshing as enjoyable addition to the overall fragrance, while hops are not as prominent as the Svetle (pale) lager under the same brand. Very decent overall, like a medium-full-bodied Czech Cerne Pivo than anything else.
T: roasted, jammy stone-fruity, and lightly smoky at the same time, retaining a clean and light body, with random addition of roast walnuts, black plums, grainy-malt flavour and restrained-but-noticeable bitterness. Finished rather clean on the texture but always with the lingering aroma of roasted malts and a rounded, almost lubricating, mouthfeel of dark malts.
M&D: decent on the carbonation, not so... fizzy despite the appearance. Overall, this dark lager is not bad at all, in line with the Czech tradition of dark beer to a degree. Not extremely complex, but a decent quality is retained throughout the drink. Many thanks to Lily my lovely BG colleague!
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2009 20:38:59 | More by wl0307
Almus Dark Beer from Lomsko Pivo
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