Primátor Double Bock Beer - Pivovar Náchod a.s.
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3.63/5 rDev +3.1%
This pours a dark, dark brown—almost black—with tight foam which rapidly dissipates.
It has a distinct malty-sweet aroma with some caramel notes. Mouthfeel is immediately boozy—you can definitely tell the ABV from first sip on. It tastes sweet and malty with notes of light cocoa and a caramel sweetness. Oddly there is a whisper of tin on the finish that is unwanted and distracts from the beer as a whole. Otherwise it warms well and makes a solid sipper.
(And, as an aside, mixes well with colas.)
01-14-2013 07:27:48 | More by elNopalero
3.8/5 rDev +8%
500ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
A - Small tan head from a vigorous pour has some big bubbles. Dark brown in color with good clarity. No lacing left on the glass and the head completely dissipated.
S - Rich with some sweetness. Complex caramel aroma approaching raisin-like quality. Alcohol sits in the background.
T - Rich caramel all over the flavor which is a little on the sweet side. Slight chocolate tone with a red fruit/raisin quality. Clean finish along with considerable alcohol warmth.
M - Full bodied, sweet, light carbonation.
O - Very smooth and full malty flavor. A little on the boozy side, better doppelbocks have a bit more drinkability. A little too sweet and overly fruity malt.
01-07-2013 23:02:48 | More by Jparker37
3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
Told Matt the beer guy that I was looking for a good bang for the buck beer thet was not too hoppy. I have been getting into doppel bocks. He denoted raisons and alcohol, and I think he was right on. Like many doppelbocks I had to aggitate on the pour to get any significant head. Minimal lacing, and just a thin layer of white around the perimeter of surface. A dark coffee color with brilliant red when held up to light. Nice carbination.
The nose is fantastic and really reminds me of the quads and crand cru beers I love. The taste is very dark fruit and raisons, however the alcohol is not hidden as much as some of the higher end beers. My wife mentioned the syrup flavor, but this beer gets better as it warms up- and like many of the dark fruit, malty beers, they are great for sipping and flavors change as the temperature does. At 10.5%, this beer can really hit you...
11-22-2012 04:56:10 | More by Glibber
3.18/5 rDev -9.7%
Enjoyed this bottle out of a large snifter glass.
A: Pours dark brownish/black hue with a thin off-white head that ends in a wispy lace leaving a partial trail down the glass.
S: Sweet licorice and malt aroma.
T: Similar to the smell the flavor consists of sweet licorice and malt which finishes on the sweet side..
M: Heavy body and medium carbonation. Had a syrupy quality too it.
O: I’m not a huge fan of double-bocks – always seem a little too sweet for me.
11-04-2012 02:47:05 | More by ckollias
3.53/5 rDev +0.3%
A: Pours dark reddish brown with a half inch tan head that quickly fades leaving light lacing
S: molasses, alcohol, cherry
T: notes of brown sugar, raisins, and cola over a ton of malt
M: medium body, not overly syrupy, with a lasting smooth sweet finish
O: At $3.29 for a 500mL, I consider it a good value for a Czech double bock. I would purchase again if I were in the mood for a sweet, dark, malty beer.
10-16-2012 00:59:35 | More by M_C_Hampton
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
Primator Double Bock (Double 24 Specialni Tmave) has a thin, beige head and a dark brown (ruby under light) appearance with some bubbles and little lacing. The aroma is of alcohol right up front and some dark-roasted, sweet barley malts. Taste is of dark cherries, alcohol, dark-roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and molasses. Mouthfeel is medium, and Primator Double Bock finishes semi-dry, syrupy, and super-sweet, yet not disgustingly so. Overall, this is an excellent beer. Drink with trepidation!
09-10-2012 14:05:04 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.73/5 rDev +6%
Pours a warm reddish brown, clear throughout with a tan head atop it. Retention isn't great but who expected it to be on a 10.5% ABV beer? A thin film is all that remains after a minute or so.
Smell is malt, peat, smoke and caramel. Well balanced.
Taste is malt, smoke, whiskey with an odd, sugary sweetness. It isn't a bad sweet note, just unexpected. The balance is pretty good but the the alcohol does tend to stand above the rest somewhat.
Full bodied with a light effervescence up front. Warming, especially in the throat, this drinks easily at the lips but says you should slow down at the swallow. A strong drink for certain, but a good one.
08-17-2012 02:49:21 | More by PorterLambic
3.23/5 rDev -8.2%
Pours a cloudy brownish with an off-white head. Nose is bread, maltose, and cardboard. A little bit nutty and toasted, light alcohol notes, and some sugar. The flavor is sweet sugar, maltose, bread, and caramel. As with the aroma, some toasted malt character, a bit of cardboard/paper, and a bit of alcohol.
08-07-2012 20:25:07 | More by womencantsail
2.13/5 rDev -39.5%
Poured from a 500mL. capped bottle (no date) into a pint glass.
A strong pour yields a 1/2-finger tan-colored head that quickly dissipates in seconds to a minute dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a deep dark brown with traces of amber crimson when held to light. Very little lacing can be seen at any point during consumption.
The nose can be summed up as dark, roasted malts and booze. The malt gives notes of caramel, burnt nuts, and roasted coffee beans. The booze gives notes of cough syrup and soy sauce. Together, these components create a very rich, complex, and slightly off-putting nose.
Like the nose, each sip starts dark and sweet with notes of caramel, molasses, and cough syrup alcohol. As the beer is swallowed, dark fruit and brown sugar flavors come out. An overlying sweetness is present during all stages of the tasting.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer is the epitome of the word "sipper." The body is thick and coating with a sticky syrup-like quality. The carbonation is only barely noticeable. Even just a little more carbonation would help this beer's drinkability considerably.
02-21-2012 06:52:00 | More by output01x
4.38/5 rDev +24.4%
Strong, malty aroma has an overtone of caramel and hints of horehound and apple. It pours a barely translucent dark coppery brown with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, light tan head. Mouth-filling malty flavor has a strong caramel overtone and is rather sweet but not cloying. I get hints of apple, hops, and - is that butterscotch? The subtle bitterness offsets the sweetness somewhat. Full-bodied texture has a fairly strong and persistent fizz that leaves a tingly, sweet, subtly hoppy-bitter finish. If you like bocks, I heartily recommend this one.
01-21-2012 15:17:57 | More by Cyberkedi
2.78/5 rDev -21%
So I thought this was a legitimate German doppelbock when I bought it, and only just found out --halfway through --that it’s basically Czech jet fuel. Pours dark mahogany with a large but fizzy brown head. Aroma is rubbery with lots of sweet boozy bready notes. Flavor is extremely sweet, homemade caramel, rich toffee, and alcohol. Lacks the roundness and drinkability of the real deal German stuff. Like a malt liquor doppelbock.
01-10-2012 08:19:31 | More by illidurit
4.03/5 rDev +14.5%
(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer pours a clear but dense brown garnet glow with a thick head that sticks to the glass with each sip. The head is light tan and creamy and is supported by a gentle carbonation.
S- The rich pot caramel and toffee aroma has some sweet dark toasted malt with a hint of iced coffee buried underneath. The finish has a soft green hint.
T- The sweet toffee is a full flavor with notes of dark caramel and a nice finish of estery sweet malt.
M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a touch of alcohol as it warms that helps cut the sweetness a bit.
O- The full flavor is very sweet and it would be nice to have a bit more alcohol to cut the sweetness or a bit less sweetness. The second glass becomes almost liquid candy.
08-23-2011 19:25:08 | More by rhoadsrage
3.85/5 rDev +9.4%
Dark Chestnut brown color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is malt, dark fruit and sweet. A medium bodied dopplebock. Malts are fruity, slightly burnt sugar and sweet. Touch of toffee and some spices. Slightly spicy hops. Way over balanced toward the big sweet malts. It a nice dopplebock if you can get past the nearly overpowering sweetness. Definitely a sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is very sweet.
08-13-2011 13:43:09 | More by beergod1
3.3/5 rDev -6.3%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a dark brown, with amber highlights and a thick, 2 finger tan head that slowly reduces. Makes a "thick" sound as it is poured.
Has a rich, malty aroma, with heavy maple, molasses coffee and burnt creme smells. Smells almost like one of those sweet coffee drinks sold at Starbucks.
Whoa! Thick, sweet and syrupy, like a coffee liqueur, this is an intense sweet malt experience. Tasting more like a flavor extract than a beer, the alcohol warmth and residual coffee sweet make this taste more like dessert than a beer. I think the closest I can compare this taste to is one of the Southern Tier dark water series, like the Mokah or the Creme Brûlée. This is a little more thin than than, and not quite as roasted tasting, but is still more of an ice cream topping than it is a beer.
Thick and syrupy, with a mildly dry and bitter finish that is overwhelmed by the sugar blanket covering the tongue.
This bottle sat in my cellar for well over 8 months, and frankly, I think it helped a lot. I tried another over Christmas when it was fresher, and it was a harsher, more alcohol-forward brew. Tis is a much smoother, though sweeter, tasting beer than when I last had it. Still, you've got to like really sweet, strong beers to dig this 10.5% monster.
08-04-2011 01:26:16 | More by TheHoppiest
2.45/5 rDev -30.4%
A. A slow, steady pour yielded a finger and a half of bubbly head. Body is a dark translucent reddish brown, like a dark mahogany. A curtain of bubbles can be seen slowly climbing their way to the top when this beer is held up to the light.
S. The aroma is sweet, like dark fruits soaked in pancake syrup, the fake stuff, not the maple. You know what I mean. I also get whiffs of malt and booze. Candy sugar also present, as well as a slight nuttiness when it warms up a bit.
T. Whoa. Sweet, syrupy malt up front. Then it whips into what tastes like the liquid interpretation of a nut and dark fruit salad that has been covered in sugar and caramelized.
M. Medium to heavy bodied. Coats the mouth well, doesn't dry. Kind of relies on the carbonation to keep her going though.
O. Way. Too. Sweet. If it was thicker you could pour it on your pancakes and have an alcoholic syrup.
06-26-2011 04:09:19 | More by CFHMagnet
Primátor Double Bock Beer from Pivovar Náchod a.s.
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