dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Clear amber colour. Big foamy head, with some laciness. Cookie malt aroma. Mild, slightly caramelly taste. Lightly bitter aftertaste. Average, a little disappointment, as I had expected more from their polotmave, after drinking their tmave.
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle as Bernard Amber. Pours a mid to dark brown, with a huge white head, average retention and good lacing. The aroma is a mixture of sweeter toffee notes and darker burnt caramel with a hint of coffee. There is a brief hit of quite sweet caramel to start, with some slight pine notes following. It then moves into a quite dark and bitter body, with a weak white coffee flavour in the aftertaste. An unusual beer, but very well balanced. It is neither too complex nor too simple, so it would stand well either as a beer to savour or as a food match. Good stuff.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of chocolate, butterscotch and leaves.
Smoky flavor with tones of chocolate and butterscotch. A bit dry finish. Low bitterness.
Ingevara (768) - SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A porterlike rich beer. It has a distinct bitterness, a shy, tempting sweetness and a bit of chocolate. Nice!
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper coloured brew with a hint of toffee on the nose. Quite dry and bitter beer with some balancing toffee maltiness but finishes a bit thin. (Draught at Manuel Café, Praha)
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark colour, browny. Nice head, creamy. Caramel notes, roasty. Bitter finish.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Cesky Krumlov. A pleasant dunkel, but just a little heavy with not enough flavour to compensate. In fact, preferred the half and half (dark/light) I had just before this one.
evilempire (132) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught in Praha. My first Czech beer, and a good introduction. brown in colour, taking the best elements from the dark and the light. All the better for being unpasteurised, it is reminiscent of a mild, not too sweet, with hints of roast and coffee, and a dry finish