MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I could describe the smell as "barnyard toffee" but I don’t think that is a good marketing strategy. It is slightly roasted, sweet, malty and funky and probably not appealing to all but I have a kink that it serves amicably. Taste has coffee, chewy roasted malty goodness and it all comes to a close with a nice sweetness and throw in some hops too. Oh and did I mention the velvety body? I didn’t, I can read back you know but now I did. A great low ABV beer.
yespr (31464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours deep brown with a golden amber glare and diminishing tan head. Roasted malt and raisin fruity yet dry aroma. Flavour is dry breadish with a distinct roastedness. Mild fruity towards the finish and with a mix of roasted acidity and hops bitterness.
joergen (21062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown coloured with a creamy beige head.
Sweet aroma of malts, hay and caramel with notes of dried fruits.
Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, liquorice and dried fruits with notes of hops.
dEM1972 (53) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark molasses in colour, its like a thick treacle; Rich sweetness and a dark roasted smell rises out as soon as you pour; It has all that darkness in taste too, you get the roasting in there and the bitterness is tempered by the subtle sweetness; you get a slightly bitter aftertaste but it almost heads in to that chocolate flavour.
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown head. Deep dark red barely translucent body. Sugary roasty toffee aroma with licorice notes. Dry-sweet delicate roasty taste with smoky earthy notes. Mild mouthfeel. Dry earthy roasty aftertaste. Not very complex, but delicate and harmonic. Nice! (0.5l bottle, Vantaa airport.)
berkshirejohn (4567) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle at Helsinki Airport. Deep reddish brown with a thin ring of tan head;fruity malt aroma; dry roasted malt flavour with some chocolate but also cherry; finish is dry with some tart fruit. An excellent dark lager.
liinis (1580) - 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 (3681) - 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 (10822) - 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.