joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased from Babushka Russian deli in Walnut Creek. It pours a very dark brown with a small khaki head. The aroma is rather sweet and malty with some light molasses, raisins, dark bread and lighter notes of cocoa and roasted malt. Sweet, molasses and light roast for the most part. The flavor is pretty much the same. Sweet malt with brown sugar, molasses, raisins, bread, and light bitterness in the finish. A bit too sweet, but otherwise very satisfying.
omikr0n (790) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma is cocoa, malt, slightly roasty and buttery. Flavor is quite sweet, malt, cocoa, roasty, smoky, buttery.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cafe Svejk, Frederiksberg, dk.
Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt. Flavor with metal, caramel, coffee and spices.
Beerheart65 (1090) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown to ruby red color (cola-like), clear, thin film of lacing on top. Medium strong sweet aroma has dark bread, syrup, ripe dark fruits. Watery feel, no carbonation, over-sweet, malty sweet finish. Watery and dull.
Andy_ (859) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark reddish brown, cola-coloured, clear beer with little beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, little roasted malts and little coffee. Flavor is first malty sweet, then dry, ashy and roasted with little bitterness in the short finish. Palate is little thinner than medium but doesn’t appear as watery. Not bad for a czech dark lager.
villevav (267) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hieman turhan vetinen, mutta makeus on tsekkidunkeliksi kerrankin sopiva makuuni. Tässä ei tietääkseni ole käytetty makeutusaineita.
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown with a thin, short-lived off-white head. Coffee and cream aromas, alongside a metallic note. Some chocolate. Taste has good medium roasted bitterness, and some more creamy sweetness. Good mouthfeel. Enjoyed it well enough.
vinivini (554) - BELARUS - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 The new lable is much better I guess. Brown colour, one finger tall frothy head becoming a film then. Aroma of liquorice, caramel, roast, a hint of butter. Light to medium body. The density is exciting looking at the ABV. The mild sweetnes in flavour is blended with medium hoppy bitterness. The finish is hoppy enough and it’s pretty long. Later it grows to the similar aftertaste. Why didn’t I notice the pearl? The revisiting of this stuff is really a surprise.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Brown, Almost No Head, Spotty Lacing. Slight Toasted Aroma. Sweet Toasted Malt, Reminds me of Raisins, Light Toasted Bitter Finish. Rather thin Body, not Syrupy or Cloying. At 4.4% ABV, probably the lightest dark beer ever. Therefore easily Drinkable, Refreshing and Enjoyable. Its Like Kvass that has some Alcohol. Would like to try it fresh. I’d say pretty good and would like to recommend it but scared to do it. There are no production or best before dates, so you can;t tell if it is fresh or two year old skunky drain pour. Try it at your own risk.
seymour (1561) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Shared a big brown bottle from Global Foods into snifters. Okay, so all I comprehended on this label was Bohemian and lager, so I expected something like a classic Pilsener, and this is absolutely not that. It poured an opaque burgundy brown colour with thin but persistent beige foam and lace. Very malty, low peppery noble hops, intensely caramelly, toasty, reminiscent of black licourice. It struck me as a fancier, smoother kvass, or a less alcoholic Baltic Porter. Heavy body, not syrupy but close, low carbonation, residual sweetness. Not at all what I expected, but very unusual and cool now that I know what Tmavý Ležák is. I liked it alot, and want to seek out others. Very tasty.