So without further ado, here is the one beer I did not get to try while in Prague
It is the Cerna Hora Granat by the way...
The texture of the beer is not heavy, but there is a good smooth body.
Unfortunately, we have to drink from the bottle, so I'm struggling to get a smell from it. Did pour some into a clear water bottle and the colour is like dark amber. Not black, quite dark, but with a deep, rich golden colour.
No real carbonation, although there is a bit of tang or sizzle early like you might experience from a carbonated beer, not alcoholic though, only 4.5%.
Duff said it feels more carbonated than you might expect from a dark beer, but like champagne bubbles.
A slight malty/ashy flavour on middle of toungue.
Half way through and it's still popping like rice bubbles.
Overall, very flat flavour arc. Unassuming. All up it's quite a mellow journey. Finishes with a little hint of a floral zest.
This is a very unassuming beer which doesn't have any real wow factor. It's certainly not unpleasant, but my toes aren't curling up.
Duff isn't a fan. I think the body is inconsistent with what you might expect from a dark beer and the well balanced flavours are all pleasant enough, but nothing stands out. The tingles on the tongue doesn't seem to fit right with the expected experience either.
All up a quite not unpleasant beer that has a somewhat unique character and flavour, but character and flavour that doesn't blow ones hair back.
PS. Will you shut that bloody bazouki up!
The PS is a reference to Monty Python's Cheese Shop Sketch, seeing the beer was found in a cheese shop.
Well done boys, and thank you for doing this for me. You have made it onto beerdakari with your insightful remarks (and there was much rejoicing...yes, more Monty Python)