EchoShine (33) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 From beginning seems like a one trick pony on the roasty malt with subtle caramel. This dominates and stands out to the end of the 500ml glass. The beer stands up thu-out. I don’t get the coffee and chocolate complexities of other Czech darks at all. This has something that staropramen dark is missing and vice versa.... maybe I’ll mix a half and half haha. Least the Staro gives off a deeper coffee aroma.
2 Finger head dies rater quickly on the few I had in hot weather. << update.
I’m trying to understand the hop character. something tells me the roasty malts (that are sweet when I lick the inside of my cheaks and lips) are hiding the ingredients and process that are lost from the more original recipes. Well my rating stands at a 2.8 ... and could swing up to a 3 me thinks (maybe). Without this roast would be very flat.
update: Get more of a bitter edge on this long finish note, almost stout and not multi-complicated a beer. Now have a better taste on this as the first time my throat was a bit off which the malt roast was a bit irratating. I now have a bit better bite on the top of the tongue so that also bumps up this beer for me a bit. 3 is kind :)
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5L bottle. Poured black with perfect 2-finger head. Appetizing aroma, sweet. Taste is very pleasant and typical of the stye, a bit "oily" of a mouthfeel but not bad. I like malty brews, and this one suits me fine.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap in Prague. Deep brown, clear appearance wit ha creamy light brown head. Raisin, plum, roasty dark malty, lightly nutty aroma. Thin, anise, charred, roasty malty flavor with a light chocolate note. Bleh.
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at bar. Black color, beige head. Smooth, malty taste with some roastiness, a bit of chocolate and malts. Very nice dark lager.
omikr0n (867) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Roasty aroma with some coffee, malt and hops. Taste very similar, with something added, perhaps licorice, perhaps some spices. One of the better dunkels I’ve had.
jamesie1857 (1944) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin white head on dark body. Light roast aromas of chocolate, caramel, toffee. Pleasant taste, refreshing and light with burnt malts and coffee giving it some character.
Uyuarasy (2) - HUNGARY - JUN 21, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
First time drinking the real Budweiser, it’s really the best right now. Caramel, dark.
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark brown with a thin tan head.nice roasted chocolate aromas lead into some great roasted coffee, chocolate and toffee flavours. quite a pleasant dark beer.
kevnic2008 (11244) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown color, thick beige head. Aroma of chocolate covered caramel. Taste is roasted coffee and chocolate.
kingstoni (1946) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Slightly reddish very dark brown color. Frothy light brown head. For a Czech lager there’s quite much of fruity hops in the aroma. Dry coffee flavor with some bitterness.