Finn (4531) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,5l. Dark ruby red colored - almost black. A large creamy tanned head. Pleasant aroma of nuts and malt. Modest flavor of biscuit and malt - like bread. An evolving nutty and fruity dry aftertaste with hints of coffee and chocolate. Refreshing and quite good. KI=6.
punainen6 (93) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Big brown head with roasted malts and chocolate. Easy to drink and not too sweet to have a few in one sitting. Carbonation is light and taste is yet one-dimensional but good.
joergen (22022) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange brown coloured with a huge beige head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, malts and hay with notes of dried fruits and butter.
Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel and hay with notes of dried fruits and cardboard.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Draft in Prague - Tyn Court. Pours a clear dark brown, large head quickly going down. Nutty caramel taste but smooth, roasted malts. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Ok, didn’t seem to have enough body to me.
carlweathers (9) - kildare, IRELAND - JUL 5, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in prague, not my favourite of the czech darks but taste of smooth nutty chocolate, with dry aftertaste. Had in bottle today and decided it tastes better on a cold day
KnutAlbert (6302) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Prague.
Nutty, malty, lots of grain. Sweet, a bit too dessert-like, but not at all bad. More for winter drinking, perhpas.
CH-303 (1533) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 Appearance: Dark, dark brown. A lot of head, though shortlived.
Aroma: Malty. Raisins. Coffee.
Taste: Malt and coffee-ish. Bitter. Smooth.
Info: 500ml bottle, 15/9-2006, 3/300M
wheresthepath (1660) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
[Nitrokeg at the RISC Global Cafe, Reading] A hint of dusty, gone-off plain chocolate, but overwhelming flavour is a metallic bitterness. Some ash and sourness comes through in aftertaste, leaving a very dry mouthfeel, but overall this is pretty unpleasant. In all the court cases between the Czech Budweiser/Budvar brand and the giant A-B, we were all secretly rooting for the little guy, the Czech company. But in return for our support, they’ve gone mass market and this now tastes like grim, weak, macro swill. Thanks guys.
tlind2 (1202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Deep brown color, big tan head. Aroma of roasted malts. Pretty light body, with more roasted malts and a suggestion of coffee. Not bad.
bhensonb (11809) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Spaniards on the Heath. Dark brown color with orange/garnet hilites. Creamy light tan head. Dark toasted malt aroma. Near full bodied with medium carbonation. It is balanced, but whether from hop or burnt malt I cannot say. Suugests the old Guinness in a way, but with a different bitter.