Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Bernard Dark | Bernard Family Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Bernard DarkBernard Dark
BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
73 Ratings
Bernard DarkBernard Dark
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bernard Family Brewery
Czech Republic
bernard.cz

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by karait95 on 12-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,795
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
73
pDev:
14.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of gnikola
1.25/5  rDev -66.7%

Photo of Vinicius
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of DGR
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of bark
3.01/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

The colour is dark brown (90 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is pale brown and compact; it sinks quite quickly leaving no lacing.

The smell is roasted with notes of grilled meats, chocolate, weak coffee. Charcoal and dried red berries. Metallic bitterness in the background. It is a bit weak.

The taste is smooth, just like an černý is supposed to be... Medium sweet roasted malts, smooth chocolate and a touch of coffee. Light body. The aftertaste brings more (dark) chocolate, BBQ spices, caramel and mature plums. The finish is a bit sticky with coffee-toffee, floral hops and hints of black pepper.

The carbonation is medium strong, the many small bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is smooth.

Not bad at all, but I want my černý even smoother.

 774 characters

Photo of SmashPants
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: embossed 500mL brown bottle, caged top. Standard boring euro label.

Appearance: great appearance - almost pitch black, with subtle brown highlights. A good two-finger tan head emerges, thick and creamy, and drops to a rock one-finger with good retention. Great lacing also.

Aroma: roast malts and some chocolate, some heavy molasses notes too. Quite nice for a dark lager.

Taste: burnt coffee, light sweet chocolate and some standard lager grains. Some amount of fruit behind it too. Not mind-blowing, but quite nice. Carbonation seems a bit low, which is odd.

Aftertaste: dissipates rather quickly, I think due to the lack of carbonation.

Mouth feel: this almost ruined the beer for me. The carbonation is exteremely low for a lager, almost tastes flat. I'm thinking that the jostling it got on its trip from Sydney to Brisbane may not have helped the beer, so I won't pre-judge.

Overall: quite a decent Euro dark lager ruined by the lack of carbonation. It felt flat, which I believe may have been a fault from shipment rather than by the brewer's design, so I won't pass judgement until I try it again.

 1,119 characters

Photo of kurgan3
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of tmzl
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of pkenkman
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of parintele
3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CorgiDad
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Latarnik
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of innominat
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of humulus
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of javiernano
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of EOC
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Gakusei
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kirian
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of grga
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bought on a whim and glad.

poured a deep black body with tan head

nice roasted flavours with a slight but not unpleasant sweetness coming through.

not much aroma but the roast is there.

nice carbonation was expecting a heavy fizz from a 'lager' but instead was greeted by a good mouthfeel

must try more :D

 310 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Bernard Dark from Bernard Family Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 73 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.