asheft (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[bottle from Galerie Pivni]
Dark orange-brown, clear, fizzy, clingy, little islandy patches of white. Plenty of toasted malt fills the nose combined with even some smokiness and a nice sour, burnt aroma. Limited hops aroma. Sweet and smooth coffee malt flavour with significant bitterness which lasts in conjunction with the coffee flavour throughout. Notes of mint. Medium body, a bit mouth coating, moderate carbonation.
ogivlado (4987) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Piano Bar, Bratislava, Slovakia. -aroma of caramel and malt with light chocolate notes, a bit too sweet finish, but otherwise good beer
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear brown color with a ring of white lace. Aroma of boiled vegetables, malt and sweetness. Ordinary flavor of malt, sweetness and boiled vegetables. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark chocolate and roasted nuts slither sensually onto the fruitiness. Vegetal notes worry through the roastiness.
Roasted malts offer bitterness towards the end, and chocolate sweetness upfront. A mineral dryness and vegetal leafiness don’t exactly blend well with the aforementioned malt evolution. Either this beer is much better on tap (which is highly possible), or it is very variable in bottles. Or both. Anyway, I feel I didn’t get the quality some of my fellow raters tasted.
Forgetting something in the stove just a little too long.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Clear ruby red colour. Medium, lacey head. Cohoclatey, coffeish aroma. Sweet, chocolatey taste. Not too sweet; not at all. Delicious flavour. Slightly bitter-chocolatey finish. This is really a nice and balanced beer.
MiP (12136) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Dark, sweet and malty. Could do with more flavour.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap: 8. Internationales Berliner Bierfestival: UUUUh what a treasure. Nice malty corice nose - roasted. Dark red/brown color with a wonderful rocky head. Nice coffee taste - with hoppy intervalls.
pivo (2540) - GERMANY - AUG 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasted malt nose, clear dark brown with a sticky tan head. Warm round chocolate and caramelly flavors balanced by a light hoppying. Good balace and a solid simple dark lager.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2005 Good beer; sweet, rich and caramelly and very drinkable and full of character. The full bodied taste is very mellow and yet flavoursome. Lots of caramel, toffee and even orchard fruit in the long finish. Lovely. (Draught at Černohorský Sklep, Brno)
Mads Langtved (2246) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is a great mighty brew. It reminds me a bit of Vierzehnheiligen Klosterbock; a malty sweet and perfectly well-balanced beer. Camamelly and bitter at the same time. Amazingly complex! And very cheap!!! 0.5 $