kvnstfrd (32) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear, medium brown; the color of strong pekoe tea. Sweet smells of warm pumpernickel, waffles. Taste is toasty with definite notes of rye/pumpernickel. Sweet caramel and toffee on the swallow. Medium body. Smell of rye malt really picks up as it warms a bit. This is an awesome beer!
Definitely a euro-style dark lager and was not intended to be a Munich Dunkel. Style categories at this site are in serious need of correction/expansion.
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated on 12/12/08. #4 pours a slightly murky deep brown body, with a thin light tan cap that didnt leave any lace. Aroma and flavors of sweet malts, and lots of caramel. Overall it was o.k. but nothing terribly great.
johndoughty (5002) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown with a small head that dissipated after a few minutes.. Malty with a medium body. Quite surprised me in a very positive way being far better than I expected.Pleasant and easy to drink.
dnicolaescu (2045) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BOTTLE 50 CL. Clear ruby-red, beige head. Too much burnt sugar in the nose, along with a little dark malts and some sweet and spicy dark bread. The taste starts sweet, but soon is getting dryer and spicier, even a little salty. Light spicy and hoppy bitterness in the after-taste. Quite a decent dunkel, just a bit too hard on brown sugars.
Nevalainen (617) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with tiny beige head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is medium sweet, flauvour of caramel and coffee. A bit sticky mouthfeel, but quite nice dunkel anyway.
Mister_Li (961) - GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Klares rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, süßlich, Karamell, würzig.
MetalMurphy (485) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ russian shop (budapest) brown colour, normal body, average carbonated, malty, caramel aroma, easy to drink, not so strong
Cerbier (693) - - JUN 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5l Flasche. Rötlich-braunes Bier mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Riecht angenehm nach Röstmalzen. Schmeckt nach Röstmalzen, leicht nach Maronen.
flying_pig (1431) - SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Mini Mix, Barcelona (€1.05):
This one was an okay offering from the Baltika brewery without being the best from them that I’ve tried thus far. There was a nice sweetness to proceedings & I quite enjoyed the sticky patches that showed with the beer thanks to the caramel malts & sugars. Overall the balance was good & it was definitely an enjoyable beer but it just didn’t seem to grab me.
vidmidia (286) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vermelha escura, quase marrom, límpida. Espuma bege, fina, média de média duraçăo. Ameixas, caramelo e mel no nariz. Na boca, ainda, madeira, malte torrado e um pouco e defumado. Sabor adocicado com um pouco de torrado levando a uma leve acidez. Sensaçăo ácida na língua devido ŕ fina carbonataçăo. Corpo médio.
DenverLogan (1100) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2016 From a bottle bought in Los Angeles. Poured in a North Coast chalice...pours light brown with head and lace. Aroma of light malts, caramel, minerals, industrial cleaner. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of brown malts, caramel malt, carob, grains, minerals, straw hops, hay, slight peat. Overall fairly rich with a modest malt body, yet some unpleasant and bitter components.
August 26, 2016 - Have a new bottle and will take away the idustrial cleaner aroma for this bottle. Overall it’s still not a wonderful beer, but it can offer a malty fix for the late night semi-desperate alcoholic!
Gotta say the obvious...imports are subject to enormous hardships that will deminish their taste if not carefully tendered.