madsberg (10593) - Sřborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught: Dark amber. A little hazy. Reddish lasting head. Smooth round flavour. Fruits, sugar and coffee are present. Has a round pleasant bitterness in the end. Highly drinkable.
crossovert (8484) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a nearly pitch-black porter-like pour. The head is tightly foamed ad slightly burnt in color. Nice lacing.
Smell is rich decocted malt, dark fruits, and caramel. The flavor is like the Bohemian equivalent to a dark mild. Smooth, almost creamy cocoa notes with some dark fruit and a hint of earthiness.
I could drink the fuck out of this all day and night.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent dark Czech beer. Rich aroma, silky smooth taste. One of my favorites.
worldbeertaste (1709) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 Dark brown almost black and a red tint with a quick disappearing brown head. No lace. Smells like nut, roasted chocolate malt, heavy malt and sugar. Raisin. Medium oily body. Tastes sweet like raisins with chocolate, sugar. The finish is a little bitter on the finish like cherry.
lupulonimbus (20) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rusty brown, small, transient head; caramel & resinous aroma, some grassy notes; moderate but clearly defined sweetness - rather on the pastry side, well rounded; lightly bitter; light body, silky, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Predominantly malty, but remarkably well balanced, refreshing and nourishing; also soft - restrained, almost - alcohol wise (4,4%). One to keep in mind.
motelpogo (7171) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 the best czech dark beer. way tasty. or so i said back in 2001. it is still a decent beer but strangely hard to find, even in south bohemia. it seems that dark beers in this country are more and more left to microbreweries. anyway, at its best this is still rich and very drinkable, burnt hay, caramel, decent bitterness
kidcadaver (3) - CANADA - AUG 14, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut, small tan head, aroma is lovely and malty for only 4.4%. Taste is nice enough but the finish is a little watery.
Oakes (13135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For depth, complexity and fullness of palate, this is one of the best Czech tmaves.
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.
Ragnampiza (585) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - AUG 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from "Il Regno di Gambrinus". Served into a tumbler. Pours a beautiful dark and rich blood red colour with some brown highlights, with a persistent yellowish/dark beige head, that leaves an excellent lacing on the wall of the glass. Pretty clear as is possible to see through. Deep coffee aroma and toasted malts, not much chocolate to be noted. In the mouth there are still roasted malts, coffe and a very present hops bitterness. Watery texture, soft carbonation. Well executed Schwarz, highly enjoyable.