ralphdot (1008) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark colour with a good head, roasted malt aroma, roast caramel taste, not bad.
SaintMatty (6053) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with a foamy head. Malty and slightly roasted aroma with hints of dried fruit. Malty and roasted taste with hints of nuts and chocolate.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From keg@Masné Krámy Beerhouse in České Budějovice. Dense, two-finger light brown head. Body is translucent, dark brown. Fresh, light acidulous aroma with coffee and cocoa. Notes of dark bread and hayish hops. Strong malt body, with roasted tones and a fine dryness. More coffee, cocoa and dark bread, and also a hint of sour-sweet fruits and licorice. A gentle bitterness in the backbone. Crisp in the mouth. Very refreshing, high drinkability.
fugitive (1704) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Brown colour.Dry and smooth beer. Taste is sweet with caramel and roasty notes.
Alphadelic (1965) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice, milky, smoked aroma. Woody, sweet but with an ashy bitterness. Long dry wood finish. Something coke-like about it. Pretty ace though not perfectly drinkable
dj (543) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500ml. A deep brown colour with a small head. Rich nutty aroma with roasted malt and chocolate. A very malty flavour with cocoa, caramel, nuttiness and a sweet, almost syrupy mouthfeel. A little citrus in the finish. Moderate carbonation. Definitely one I’ll buy again.
Bullit (4258) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Sainsbury’s. Brown colour, tan head. Aroma is toasted malts and caramel. Flavour is toasted malts, nuts, caramel. Not bad.
mcberko (10042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in Prague, pours a dark brown. Smooth mouthful. Mild flavour of nuts, caramel and roasted malt. Much better than ordinary Budvar. Refreshing.
Soconnor67 (2) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 12, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Probably the best dark Czech beer widely available. A dry and remarkably smooth beer that is well worth seeking out on draught when in the Czech Republic
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Roasted, malty aroma. Flavor is mild, but full of roasted malt, caramel, nuts. Fairly sweet, not much hoppiness. Finish is full of caramel. A mild but satisfying dunkel.