igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - APR 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper color with fine co2 and a beige rocky head -- retention is better than expected Aroma is malty, with a notable skunk presence (sulfur?). Flavor is sweet and lightly malty, with a metallic finish. Drinkable, crisp mouthfeel.
No earthshaking experience, but an interesting rendition of a dunkle. The aroma is a little unsettling, but overall, fairly well balanced. Bavaria Dark was the most drinkable beer I tied in Costa Rica.
Nisse666 (4505) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can in trade with ohmper - thx Sir, cons 2014-06-10 Mölndal
AR: roasted malt, cardboard box
AP: mahoghony clear, wee frothy beige head
F: roasted malt, wee sour, bready, dry, brown sugary
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on June 10, 2014, thanks to Nisse666! Can 350 ml.
Clear dark red color, light brown head. Sweet, grainy, malty scent. Malty, grainy taste. Grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
Lubiere (10475) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A clear reddish brown dunkel with a thin mocha head. In aroma, light sweet nutty malt with light grassy hops. In mouth, a nutty crisp malt with light caramel and chalky character, boring. Can from Auto Mercado San Jose.
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce can, thought this would be better than Bavaria gold but it has less flavor and kind of a tinny finish. ok but wouldn’t drink again
rcasta (839) - EL SALVADOR - FEB 28, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
This is a classic beer made with special malts and raw materials that produce its amber color, as well as its body and rather dry, light character that distinguishes it from other dark beers. In contrast to the general perception that traditional dark beers are bitter and “heavy,” Bavaria Dark has very different characteristics, due to its hops content. Bavaria Dark was launched in 2001.
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled in Guacimal, Costa Rica. Dark brown, mid sized beige head. Fruity buttery nose. Medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Soap, overripe fruits, some caramel. Low bitterness. Boring pale lager with some black malt for colouring?
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown amber body with a cola head. Dusty malt nose with stale, tin melanoidins. Watery brown malts, not much flavor but a diluted roastyness. Not distasteful, just lackluster.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruby lager with no aroma and head, caramel, sweet and bitterness finish . Best of the macros in Costa Rica ..
olliejobbins (967) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
350ml cans. this was my beer of choice in costa rica. pours a dark brown/black with little to no head. aroma is slightly of coffee and chocolate but very weak. extremely carbonated. taste is ok. thin mouth feel but there is a little chocolate and it is bitter.
Tca21 (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Appearance: it has a dark brown color with a medium head. Aroma: smells like grassy hops and toasted malts. Tastes like raisins, but nothing more. Watery.