morangochris (19) - Budapest, - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap during the Főzdefeszt, Hungary’s first Craft-Beer Festival in Budapest.
It was quiet hard to situate this beer to my personal experience. Hard to compare with other beers that I know.
Dark beer, small foam. For a 9% ABV it’s a light tasting beer, a surprise to me, soft roast caramel and the bitterness is low. I’m confused and surprised as well. But I’ve enjoyed the beer and I’ll definitely give it an other try if I have the possibility.
BTW, I really hope that the Hungarian Craft Beers will find their way in the Budapest Pubs, which is not the case yet.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(330 bottle from Csak a Jó Sör, Budapest)
Opaque and dark with a top-of-your-coffee head.
Aroma is dark bread, raisins, and dark cherries. Maybe a hint of
Plums in the mouth and a few of the raisins. Warming alcohol.
Not as full a mouth feel as it could have.
Slightly drying burnt finish. A tad hot, to be honest. Dark fruits.
Crank back the alcohol a bit, add a bit more body, and this would be
great. It has enough positives to merit a 3.3- anyway, I think.
Unusually, Phil did not share this.
fantti (580) - FINLAND - JUL 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, almost black, with 0,5 finger head, which vanishes quite quickly. Aroma has bready maltness, but also a lot of alcoholy berries and a little bit of chocolate. Taste has alcoholy berries, rye-like breadiness, chocolate, but the liqueur-like alcoholiness is very dominant. Palate is very carbonated, sweet, alcoholic and quite warm. All in all, strange and alcoholic doppelbock, with berriness, but this tastes a little like berry liqueur with maltiness and hops. I’m still not too convinced about hungarian beers.
k0mpsa (724) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from bierbox, vienna. Almost black color, no head. Aroma is sweet lager malts, some licorice, some roasty notes. Medium-light body, licorice, malts, sweetness.
Kingi (419) - - JUL 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
thought this was a stout but the aroma made me check the style, light sweet malts on the nose. appearance is black with no real head. Taste is light sweetness light bitterness light alcohol. Compared to the strength of the taste alcohol presence is too obvious. dry lagerish finish, medium body.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of licorice and caramel.
Light roasted flavour of caramel and licorice with notes of alcohol.
ClubGonzo (3198) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep near-black body, small off-white head. Nose is dark chocolate, licorice, hints of caramel, burnt sugar and grains. Taste is burnt sugar, coffee, dark malts, caramel, hints of bubble gum. Full body and medium to high carbonation. Pretty nice.
Alkyon (2) - HUNGARY - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice red-black color with fastly disapearing head, caramel-malty aromas with chocolate, liquor and some vanilla, low-medium CO2, the mouthfeel lasts for a short time, the caramel sticky feel stays.
Uhlen (222) - Trondheim, NORWAY - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark red pour, almost no head. Aroma of dark dried fruit, raisin, prunes, caramel, basement aromas and sherry. Taste is intense and sweet, but the lenght and mouthfeel disappoints. Heavy on the sweet side. I’m getting some licorice, raisin, bubblegum and malts.
akostajti (35) - HUNGARY - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 this beer has almost no head, the body is black. the aroma is ok: it’s a little bit flowery, sweet and caramel. taste is also caramel and sweet.
vipinvelp (1611) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with light brown foam head, small lacing. Aroma is sweet, some toffee, some coffee. Taste is little sweet, but more low bitter cold coffee, some barley. Banana? Aftertaste is short. bitter, dry. (Budapest 201302)