heavy (2133) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2008 0.5 l bottle. Dark brown colored body with, for dunkel quite big pale brown head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, caramel and coffee which are also present in the flavor. Somehow leaves watery impression, although not too much. Some bitterness present in the finish, which is Not too much carbonation. Not bad beer, but empty.
//edit: Had it again, agree with everything said, just impaired the ratings.
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 (7780) - 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 (1258) - 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 (19322) - 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 (2928) - 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 (1763) - 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 (9281) - 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?...