Derek881 (939) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this beer on tap in Prague. It had a dark brown color with a touch of an amber/red hue, and a huge creamy and foamy light tan head with good retention and a lot of cling. The aroma had some earthy hops with a touch of floral hops, along with some grain and cereal notes. It had a subtle sweet malt flavor, but was also somewhat bitter with a grainy/earthy taste component. The body was somewhat light with low carbonation and was a bit thin and a touch watery.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Qingdao beer festival. Black with small but stable tan head. Great asphalt and coal malts. Dry but with a licorice twist. Flavors are dry with some bitterness in the finish that is dull and papery but flavorful at the same time. Slightly chalky. Lingering bitter finish is reminiscent of olive and fruit pits. Not herbal or hoppy in a traditional way at all. Tree bark, cola nut, seeds. Smooth malt character. Easy going beer.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour. Hazy with a thin head. Sweet, sugary, caramelly aroma. Clean dark sugars and malts on the palate. Smooth, balanced, clean. This is well-made lager.
Ragnampiza (173) - ITALY - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle from "Il Regno di Gambrinus". Served inti a tumbler glass. Pours a very dark but extremely clear blood red colour, some burnt caramel highlights, with a small light beige head. Pretty average lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, coffe, chocolate. Very nice balance between the sweetness and the hops bitterness. Not too watery texture, almost creamy. Solid!
Koelschtrinker (9872) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sehr röstiger Malzantrunk, leicht süß. Im Mittelteil macht sich der Hopfen bemerkbar, der Einfluss der Röstigkeit ist klar erkennbar. Würzig-malzig werdend, vollmundig. Guter Einsatz des Malzes!
Test vom 24.9.2008, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 11,11,11,12,-,11 - 11,15
tomaz (57) - , GERMANY - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Agréable simple et pas trop sucrée ou amčre. Bien proportionnée. Trčs agréable et rafraîchissant avec des notes de café grillé.
Grima (2028) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black color. Smells malty, very reserved, with hints of sweet coffee. Starts roasted malty, very recent and slightly bitter aftertaste. It has a really strong intense flavor, especially in the middle part is the aftertaste strong coffee-like.
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut color with moderate head. Slightly sweet chocolate and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Light body. Okay but very light.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pivovarsky Klub. Very dark brown with a big and lasting off-white head. Caramel and toffee aroma with a hint of herbal hops. Sweet toffee malt flavour with a hint of unfermented wort, a bit of roasted malt and a well hopped itter finish
auvajs (144) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Not very strong aroma, but a good dark lager. drinkable.