liinis (1473) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle.
off-white small head that diminishes almost totally.
colour: dark brown-red and clear.
nice body, but a bit too watery
quite rich, liquorice cola sweet salmiakki (liquorice) aftertaste. toffee too.
altonbrownd (4586) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Pivovarsky Klub. Dark. Spicy and fruity Schwarzbier. Some chocolate, caramel and sweet flavour. Also some fruits come through. Creamy and quite enjoyable.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
50cl bottle from Whole Foods. When Czech beer is good I love it and this is one of those. Excellent dark dark brown looks with a very slight off white head. Nose of dark fruits, plums, raisins (I don’t even like raisins), brown sugar and flambéd christmas pudding. Excellent. Flavour is exactly the same but oh so good. Slight dark chocolate too. To be honest I am stunned by this. Such character and complexity for a 4.4% beer. Certainly drinks above its strength. Late bitterness only enhances the experience. An excellent dark lager.
gunnfryd (9726) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, weak roasted. Flavour is dry, weak roasted, caramel, malt, dried fruit.. Ordinary, but ok beer.
yngwie (12565) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear, deep chestnut color with a nice, but short-lived beige head. The beer tried it’s best to get out of the bottle on it’s own. Dried fruits and a little roastiness in the aroma. The flavor has dried fruits, sweetness, a little roast and some hops. Medium to full body, roasted finish. The beer was two months bast BB-date, giving it a little cellarish note, but I ignored it in the rating. A really nice, dark czech. (070528)
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown colour with a huge rocky creamish light brown well lasting head leaving a good lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted caramel and malt, some dark chocolate and dark fruits and metal. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is quite sweet with roasted caramel and malt, dark fruits, bitter dark chocolate, some liquorice and coffee. Sweet roasty finish. Good but too sweet.
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, obviously meant for export, it said "birra rossa" on the label. Brewed with 4 different malts. Flavour reminds me of coffe and stout, very malty indeed, not too sweet, however. Dry and hoppy finish.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with a large frothy good lacing light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, dark cocolate, sugar. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft.
rlgk (9038) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, nice offwhite/brownish head. Nice roasted aroma with chocolate, burnt sugar, caramel and some vanilla. Malty chocolate flavor, milky, a bit roasted and creamy, some bitterness in the finish.
Maria (9964) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, nice, golden head. The aroma is sweetish with notes of roasted malt. The flavour is lightly sweet with lots of roasted malt and a bit of candy sugar. The bitterness is moderate, but rather dry. The overall impression is a bit too sweet IMO. 1606