laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle, BBE 26.8.2011
Aroma has roasted malts, bitterish chocolate and hints of coffee. Flavour is typical to dark czech lagers, sweetish but not too sweet though. Roasted malts and hints of metal. Drinkable stuff, but nothing special actually.
AshtonMcCobb (1744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Re-rate - appearance lacks head this time, but much stronger nose - liquorice, coffee, chocolote. Taste, more of the liquorice and some coffee.
Previous rating 5/4/6/5/13 = 3.3
50cl bottle. Pours a really interesting black with a ruby hue around the edges. The nose has initially very little going on but then a delicate amount of coffee comes through. The taste is creamy at the start but it builds to intense chocolate. The palate is medium to big in structure, a very creamy texture and then a beautiful clean finish. Overall, creamier than I expected from a schwarzbier - the palate really makes this one.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with Sunday dinner- a rare and occasional luxury in our house, normally gobbled before work. Not this time. Black with ruby highlights and a pocked tan collar sinking fast. Aroma of drinking chocolate swirled around in a rusty tin can: pretty good. Chocolate and iron-driven with a finishing punch of roasted grain softening into dark chocolate digestives. Slightly astringent metallic afters. Otherwise good.
Sigmund (4503) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle, ABV is 4.4%. Will be imported to Norway soon. Very dark reddish brown colour, nearly black. Moderate beige head. Surprisingly moderate aroma, some "dusty" malts. The flavour has a nice maltiness with mild roasted notes, but is not very sweet. Moderate but noticeable hops, dry finish. Refreshing and pleasant to drink.
gunnar (4312) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cafe Svejk, Copenhagen. Pours black with a huge rocky tanned head. Aroma is lovely dark malts, dried fruits. Taste is powerful dark caramel, roasted nuts, chewy malty and some good bitterness. Lingering malty aftertaste, a very good Czech.
mjmeijer2 (12) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks great in the glass. Malt and ash taste. Holds onto the palate with an ashy taste. Good beer, I prefer something hoppier.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
5th February 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Darkish red brown lager. Malty. Not much else going on.
BeerBaboon (1372) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2010 Pours a dark brown beer with a light brown head. Roasted malts, rye bread and caramel aroma with a hint of soy sauce. Flavour is roasted malts, rye bread and caramel. Soft carbonation and smooth.
swooper (1242) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, very nice aroma, caramel,roasty, brown foam, clear, dunkel colour, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, good dunkel beer,
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with red glimts and medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, hints of coffee and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, chocolate, rye bread and hints of coffee. Finished somewhat dry.