Dzhigga (127) - Kirov, RUSSIA - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark red-brown color with small & fast-disappearing beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and rye bread. Taste is light bitter. Some dry plums in aftertaste. Fairly good tmavy.
cazort (538) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the first dark Czech beer I’ve tried; it is markedly different from any German dark beers I’ve had, more so than the Czech pilsners differ from German ones. Very dry, wit roast strongly evident in the aroma, but the roast has little "burnt" quality, it’s more toasty, which I like. Not as hoppy as I’d like, and I think much less hoppy than the standard Budvar. Very little sweetness. Moderate body. I strongly prefer the regular Budvar, because of its happiness and bitterness. But this could be good for a change of pace, and I do prefer it to a number of other dark beers.
MisoW (1517) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bokovka. Pours dark brown color, lightly beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, roasted malt, caramel.
kryon (1432) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with medium frothy off white head
Aromas of dark malts, wee bit roasted
Taste has pilsner makts, roasted malts hints of dark fruits, wee bitt german sausage
Good dark lager
futre7 (143) - Taipei, TAIWAN - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight malt and chocolate taste. Coffee and hoppy edge. Mildly sweet with a bitter finish. Good dark beer.
nasmith003 (85) - Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, slightly nutty aroma. Black and opaque in color. Malt flavors are quick on the front and then overcome by the hops, which are quick and clean.
tonimeister (10) - Orahovica, CROATIA - SEP 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
caramel, coffee, roasty, grass, basement aromas, leather, alcohol, smoke, black, clear, brown foam, minimal head, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter,
borre_m (294) - NORWAY - SEP 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown, slightly tanned head. Aroma is malty, slightly raisins. Taste has roastiness. nice balance.
Vells (714) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmm.. quite pleasant surprise. Decent light roasted malty background with mild but all the way pleasant choco presence, light coffee, caramel, feels well balanced with light fruitiness from hops. Moderate sweet with light bitterness. Drinkable and quite enjoyable
JaKeAFC (570) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at a bar in central Praha. Dark bordeaux color, almost black, big cappuccino head. Aroma: toasted malts, coffee icecream. Taste sweetish. Flat short finish, Light bodied.