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Primátor 24° Double | Pivovar Náchod a.s.

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Brewed by:
Pivovar Náchod a.s.
Czech Republic

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dmbfrat420beers on 04-27-2007

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of monkist
4.73/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great beer/imperial baltic porter/russian stout/whatchamacallit. Had some doubts about Primátor though, their IPA wasn't that much of a classic - but that wasn't a surprise as we are talking about a Czech brewery after all.
This time they came up with something that is really impressive: from its black color to its intensive taste. It looks pitch black when poured though but when looking into the glass it feels somewhat porter-ish, with an off white, creamy head.
Then off to the taste. Sipping it it feels like coffee - and toffee all of a sudden, quite creamy and then its all about malts and sweetness. Sweet barley or sweet caramel malts take over, actually very sweet for a moment but not too much to make you sick. Still on the good side.
Then comes the icing on the cake, the 10% of alcohol that finishes all off with a slight booziness and cuts off the excessive sweetness, makes it feel like a turbo-malted caramel liquor.
And yes, it gives you a kind and warm feeling. Good to drink when you're down or depressed. Quite a good one this Primator Double is.

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Photo of velkyal
4.15/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer should come with a warning - one bottle will knock you out! Or in my case, a bottle will knock you and your wife out. It pours a wonderful near black ruby with a foamy head. The mouthfeel is smooth and feels as though the beer is coating your throat. This is a very very sweet beer - definitely not a session beer, but an ideal night cap. worth every drop.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.15/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

While at Pivovarsky Klub (04OCT13) having my first bier, I walked around for a look at all the bottles for sale on the surrouding shelves. This one caught my eye, and I opted to give it a go for round two. The 0.5l bottle set me back 45CZK (~$2.52).

Served ina small, mini-stein, and listed currently at 10.50% ABV. It was a clear, dark chestnut, with some ruby shimmering at the edges. Head was a foamy, 1/2" tan mass, fine and tight, with ok lacing. Had a sweetish, malty aroma, which was real nice. It was quite easy on the tongue, and the body was medium.

Flavor had a healthy amount of sweetness, without being cloying, though. I tasted some dark fruit, candied raisins, even some rum-like action. It was a touch sherryish, and pleasantly warming. Alewife had one as well, and I had one more for the road. Bought to bottles to go,too, which now sit in my bier fridge here at home. Listed as a Baltic Porter, it seem s more like a strong, old english ale, but that's nbd... It's good regardless.... Prosit!

4.16/5 rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


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Photo of Frankgabriel2383
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eric5bellies
3.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Erdinger Weizen glass.

A - Pours a dark transluscent mahoghany colour with a large foamy head that hangs a round.

S - Sweet roasted malts from the bottle. More pronounced once poured.

T - Initially very sweet, a malty infuision try to stop that but the sweetness wins out. Has an alcohol kick at the finish.Has a barrel aged taste about it that I find quite interesting.

M - Medium to full body, and low carbonation.

D - This is not the best of dark lagers, the sweetnes is just too prominant

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Photo of SCproUA
3.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

На самом деле крепIn fact krepkovatoe beer, but tasting it seems to be less strong than the standard differential is actually not the best of Baltic Porter has drunk me !!!

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Photo of CristianSitov
3.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Catalin90
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lmaduells
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the Tops Tasting Room special Eastern European tasting. Dark with off-white head. Lots of chocolate malts. Above average mouthfeel. On the sweet side. Unexpected high alcohol from a Czech beer,I prefer the great lower abv from the Czech Republic, and pleasant drinking enough.

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Photo of Dzu
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Epiktetos
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DanielCseklye
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poupae
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and poured with a two finger high beige head.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of alcohol and malts in the nose.
T: The taste is rather malty and has a light amount of sweetness.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a light amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of warming from the alcohol.
O: This is a beer that definitely needs to be sipped.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OK this is the bad boy of the mixed 6 pack box. Dark and brown with a slight tan head this beer smells like booze soaked malt( not in a bad way _. The beer has a boozy sweetness that cuts down the drinkability but all in all this is reasonable for the strength and the style. Not the best for the brewer but ok in total.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AlexRea
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dmbfrat420beers
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark slightly transparent brown with a light tan head that retains a thin rim around the outside. Nose contains notes of raison, anise, and alcohol. Beer tastes sweet, raisony, roasted malts, and molasses. Lingering licorice and sweetness on the lips. Alcohol burn deep in the chest. Big body, chewy, syrupy coating on the top of the mouth. This is a big beer, so not extremely drinkable, but definitely worth trying as it is quite a departure from most every Czech beer I have drank.

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Photo of friendofthedevil
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is quite a departure from other Czech Beers. Actually, I think it's quite unique in comparison to other beers throughout the world. It's extremely sweet. Seriously. It's like sipping syrup through a tiny straw. It's also highly alcoholic at about 10.5% and this taste is sometimes quite pronounced throughout. I mentioned syrup, and while the double's mouthfeel is thick, it is not quite so sticky until it hits your throat. Not a bad brew but not something that I prefer to drink frequently.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've Had this at least twice and have re-rated based on 10/13/16 tasting.
Dark and minimal lace, I also find this undistinguished in the nose.
But its sweetness comes through in the taste and, this, I actually like more than a few of the other reviews who want more bitterness from either hops or tasted malts. While the alcohol surprises me, it is warming... a job of this style of porter.
Reviewed in the "1001 list, this arguably should not be on the list because it does not distinguish itself enough and merely appeals to a narrow range of sweet people like me... and even I may not finish it for fear of getting too sweet.

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Photo of shelby415
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark brown with a little amber tinge, too dark to see through. No apparent carbonation, and 2 fingers of rusty beige head.

S: Coke, crème brulee. Red grapes, Dymatap cough syrup. Sweet and syrupy with a little hint of alcohol fumes.

T: Cough syrup, sweet and thick, grapes, alcohol burn in the throat. Generally alcohol hidden in the mouth, its just so sweet and syrupy though, it reminds me of a quad, even Kasteel Donker in body and sweetness. Some cocoa, chocolate notes.

M: Thick and syrupy, little carbonation, coats the tongue with a slight oil.

O: Interesting brew, in my opinion borders with a Belgian quad. Got and drank in Chiang Mai, March 6th, 2015.

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Photo of ATG94
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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