oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Reddish amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is malts, caramel and some very wooden notes. Flavour is quite much the same along with chocolate and a lot of wooden notes. Some mild sweetness lurking in the background too. Aftertaste is wood and some caramel.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Pumpernickel-like bready dark malts develop chocolate and cherries until the carefully-sequenced hop bitterness and dryness sets in. This is a straightforward Tmavy Lezak fit for pleasant conversations.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Bobbing foam playfully tops the red-infused blackness.
-That bready nose reminds me of some knedlikys sitting in gravy.
-Roastiness is present and agrees with the subtle chocolate.
-This one shares many similarities with U Fleku’s Tmavy Lezak, but the former is cleaner.
On tap at Pivovarsky Klub.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, Pivovarsky Klub. Smells like earwax initially (heaped tan foam). Underlying beer exudes wood, blackcurrant and grapefruity hop. Silky chocolate, bread, caramel, brown sugar and a gnaw of barrelwood. Bit too sweet but very tasty.
jonas (5260) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle kindly provided by pivnizub. Ruby brown, huge golden brown head which cant wait to get out of the bottle. Roast, dust and caramelized sugar nose. Medium roasted base, light spicy notes, herbal hop balance - a small skunk hiding in the back. A bit light on the palate, thinbodied, light carbonated, quick fnish.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear umber color when held to the light. Diminished light beige head. Sweet dark caramel, light chocolate and hint of herbal hops. The sweetness in the aromas carries over to the flavors. Water syrup with some roasted malt that only distracts a little from all the sweetness. A bit of bitterness in the middle, but still not enough to undo all the sugar.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2008 Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Clear orangey brown with a small, rough off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt. Medium body, lightly sweet roasted malt. Finishes dry. Good and clean. 131108
(Bottle 50cl) Courtesy of Hildigöltur. Clear, reddish brown with a rough, off-white head. Aroma of burned caramel and a whiff of butter. Medium body with sweetish, burned caramel and some roasted maltiness. The finish is lightly burned. 5/3/6/3/12=2.9 191207
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a little head. Light aroma of malt and hints of roastedness. Sweet flavour of malt, little watery and hints of coffee and roastedness.
madsberg (9310) - Sřborg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Caramel, sweetness, fruits and some butter in the aroma. Flavour has the same characteristics. Butter, caramel, fruits and sweetness. Is medum bodied. Has a light sweetish and buttery end.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange brown coloured with an off white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and butterscotsch with notes of syrup.
Flavour of malts, caramel, cardboard and hops.
Light hoppy finish.
Grovlam (4149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. [Another great tasting session @ Papsoe] Small fizzy light beige head that mostly diminished. Spare lacework. Mahogany color. Aroma of butter and toffee. Light toasted malt. Over the palate brown sugar, toasted malt and light buttery and dusty grainy notes. Light bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor. Sweet toffee like finish. 5 / 2 / 6 / 3 / 12