Tmavé Pivo
Charles Towne Fermentory

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Charles Towne Fermentory
South Carolina, United States
Czech Dark Lager
Ranked #41
Ranked #14,622
3.95 | pDev: 4.56%
Jan 27, 2023
Mar 14, 2020
Traditional malt and Czech Saaz hops lends to a slight malt sweetness with notes of lightly baked crackers, toffee, and a slightly roasty finish, crisp finish.
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brownish black shimmering body with a beige head, spotted lacing. Smells is malty with roasty earth, toasted caramel, and dark yeast. Sweeter version of nose with hints of dark fruit added for taste. Feel is malty the whole way, slight roast but really gentle and somewhat light for style
Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 4.05 by Dope from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2023
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark mahogany, nearly opaque brown body; thin, light khaki colored head. Very mild dark grain scent. Light cocoa flavor offset with a light bitterness; mild sweetness. Medium-light body; somewhat smooth overall.

A fair Czech-style dark lager, somewhat weak in areas like smell and mouthfeel, but generally tasty and satisfying.

Pouring temperature: 52 °F: canning info: n/a
Source: Tavour
Jan 17, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jan 10, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 08, 2023
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A Tavour Treat. Pours a dark brown color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma of spices and roasted malts. Taste is slightly spicy. Crisp and dry.
Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by festizio from California

Dec 20, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by mdfb79 from New York

Sep 27, 2022
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very dark reddish brown with little light transmission in the glass and a one finger khaki head with great retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted and biscuit malt, coffee, brown and black bread light malted milk. Flavor follows, with dark toasted malt with a touch of char, coffee, brown and pumpernickel bread, hints of cocoa. Faint grassy hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Although considerably darker than the polotmovy I just had, this is less complex, although with great dark bread character and the addition of light coffee and cocoa notes. To my palate, tastes like a lighter version of a schwarzbier, but with perhaps lighter hops. Once again, substantial flavor for its moderate ABV. Kind of easy to see why Czech beers so heavily influenced the history of American beer making, although these dark malt styles did not seem to take hold like the pilsners.
Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16oz can from Tavour. Dark brown pour, thin beige layer of foam. Aroma features light roasted malts, toast. Taste is roasty, but not too bitter, coffee, cola. Touch of sweetness.
Jan 07, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned 9/22/20
Pours an off-white foamy frothy almost 1 finger head with med retention, a bit of lacing, dark brown color a little light

Nose brings nice dark malts, a little roasty and a little coffee, hint of caramel and cocoa, soft lager aroma and hint of floral hop

Taste brings crisp soft lager with a little creamy notes, a bit of roasted malt, cocoa dust, hint of lager notes, light grassy floral hops, some chocolate, coffee and cream, and bread crust notes added to the malts, just a hint of a metallic note and a little fruity ester on the back end, dry crisp finish, crisp finish, med-light bitterness

Mouth is med to lighter bod, soft crisp lager, med foamy carb

Overall pretty good, not too complex but lagered well, a hint of metallic note from the dark malts and a little fruity character that I don't think should be there, but otherwise pretty good
Nov 15, 2020
Rated: 4 by RBorsato from Virginia

Oct 18, 2020
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Can - date unreadable:
This is a deep, chestnut brown with edges of clarity that show a bit of a ruby hue. The head struggled to gain height, even with an aggressive pour from a few inches. At least the beige ring is medium thick and provides some spots.

There's a light caramel note on the sides of dark toast that is just beginning to char. There's also a little bit of a nutty coffee involved. There's generic impression of a little bitterness that should be involved with a Czech dark lager, IMO. As it warms, the freshly roasted coffee aspect becomes more prevalent.

There's a light prick of carbonation that fades fast to allow a medium-thin body to give up its flavors. The initial flavor is a stale darkly toasted bread note - with a wooden bitterness quelling any sweeter malt notes. As it warns, there's a bit of a weak, watered down dark honey accent involved. Beyond that, there's a weak coffee aspect as the carbonation and opening bread-based note fades. Bitterness seems to be driven equally by roasted malts and more neutral hops.

For a bit more than a fleeting moment between the tastes described and the finish is a dull berry/red wine/tangerine note. It isn't easy to discern the exact fruit note, but it doesn't take over the flavor and leaves almost as quickly as it sneaks in. Beyond that, a fairly dry ending brings the sip to a close, but the lingering bitterness medium roast coffee and wet wooden notes linger.

A nice quaff that I will enjoy three more of. That brief fruit interlude bugs me ever so slightly, but it doesn't come close to ruining an otherwise solid dark lager.
Oct 04, 2020
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Near black where light doesn't pass. Modest head which settles to rim bubbles. Only a few streaks for lace.

Mild darker, not burnt, malts. No notable chocolate.

This is a smooth beer with a muted level of carbonation. The body is neutral but feels thicker. The malt reminds me of darkened toast. Again, no burnt elements. Round finish with a modest amount of balancing hop bitterness. Short aftertaste.
Mar 14, 2020
Tmavé Pivo from Charles Towne Fermentory
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 14 ratings