Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Nice look initially, a clear mahogany body with ruby highlighting and a creamy tan head. Unfortunately the head quickly reduces to a film and the little lacing that occurs is quite spotty. The aroma is made up of dark caramel, cocoa, and lightly roasted malt. It seems a bit thin yet still manages to deliver a quaffable flavor of sweet roasted malt, caramel, and a touch of chocolate. The finish is dry and has a very light grassy bitterness. Not bad.
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Quack-Duck (8602) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Dark, nearly black, medium-size and quikcly disappearing head. Intensive aroma of malt, roasted malt and dried fruit. Full-bodied, malty with hints of roasted malt, caramel, cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Slightly hoppy, especially in the finish.
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled. purple with a thin white head. surprising aroma reminded me of a u.s. barley wine - some pine and cookie dough. semi-sweet, some cocoa powder and a dry, grassy finish. i’m glad to see newer czech dark beers getting away from the style of the most popular, overly sweet staropramen/kozel type versions
pivnizub (9308) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at the Pivovarsky Klub in Prague:Dark amber coloured with reddish spots, bigger fluffy sandy head, slowly diminishing, shy caramelly-fruity nose with even shier traces of roasted malt and an small amount of hops, moderate sweetish-bitter flavour, short, a bit sugary and caramelly, sweet-bitter finish. O.K., quite well crafted.........
omhper (21286) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Soldaten Svejk, Stockholm. Dark mahogany colour, small firm head. Sweet and lightly spicy. Medium bodied with clean mouthfeel. Flavour of roasty malt and coffee. Sugary finish. Too sweet for me.