spporras (259) - FINLAND - SEP 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle BB 07/06/08) Roasted malty and caramel aroma. Dark red brown colour and large, light brownish head with fair/good lacing. Roasted malty, caramel and coffee flavour with a hint of licorice. Lively carbonated, chalky and medium-bodied palate. Tasty, well-balanced brew! 09/08/07
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2007
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown, beige collapsing head. Malty aroma. Sweet. Faintly metallic. Hard carbonation. Mild flavour. Roasted malts with notes of malty sweetness. Vague hoppy bitter finish. Watery palate. Boring.
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 First rating
(Draught at U Medvidku, Praha)
Clear dark brown to black color, thick tan head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet malty and also roasted taste. A bit dry aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.
(Draught at U Nová Ku, Plzen)
On June 27, 2008
Clear deep dark red color, fluffy tan head. Sweet, butterscotch, light roasted taste. Dry, roasted aftertaste. Butterscotch and sweet malty scent. A bit thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Combined rating: 6/4/6/3/13=3.2
CitySlicker (6) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 4, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark lagers are really cool. Herold is my favorite this Budvar agress with withmy liver too:) .Awesome roast malt taste :
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Clear dark brown body, beige head; Medium sized nose, fresh malty, quite a bit of potato chips aroma; Fresh a bit thin body, bitter and strangely sweet; Medium long finish with fresh apple like hop aroma, milk chocolate malt aromas
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (as Budweiser Budvar Premium Dark Lager). Clear dark brown, small head. Lightly smokey nose. Light bodied with clean mouthfeel. Fairly dry, somewhat woody and roasty, notes of tobacco. Low-medium bitterness. Quite pleasant.
goozen (2875) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,5ltr bought in Karlovy Vary, Czech Rep: Fine dark amber looking Czech Dunkel with its roasted malts an caramel taste. Pretty good version from the ale from Tyne & Wear.
EHSRanders (1753) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with medium creamy white mostly diminishing head. Roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate. Sweet roasty flavor.
FatPhil (8996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddy brown, rich froth for a head. Roasty and hoppy aroma. Wickedly bitter hoppy taste fights with punchy dark burnt malt taste for your attention. Don’t get me wrong, this is a well balanced fight. Anyway neither wins until the end of the aftertaste, as the bitterness survives longer. What’s this? The burnt malt wants a rematch?...
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle the cave. Aroma is roasted barley, dough and malted seeded bread, pale malts, caramelt and week coffee. Taste is similar baggish nature, good creamy mouthfeel once its warmed up.