madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
29th November 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark lager, at first the toasted malt was a bit overpowering but there is bitter chocolate and the crispness of the palate helps. A grower and ultimately quite drinkable.
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 Deep Brown, Nice and balanced malty and fruity. With a heavy fruit front and a long finnish thats a little bitter (better in cask ,scored cask)
gbbf bottle tasting session... deeep ruby red ... rich smokey fruity lager ... rich flavour ... lager tones but some caramel and roast malts . 3.8
Bottle at home ... With Marko at the Mass(Mini) online tasting ... deep dark brown ....thin tan head ... sweet toffee roast ... little hay ... soft nutty malt ... dark caramel suger nose ... little too fizzy ... soft roast malts ... light caramel toffee ... little nutty malts ... light dates ... soft dark suger 3.4
MiP (13047) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at KŘ10. Mild malty aroma. Very dark brown colour. Very small tan head. The flavour is mild and spicy. A hoppy dunkel.
Theis (12759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the hotelroom in Prague. Clear dark brown (almost black) - offwhite head. Burned, bread, ryebread, berries, dried fruits, raisins, dry. OK !!
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A clear, dark brown beer with a beige head. Slightly oxidizied aroma with a little touch of smoke. Sure on the malty side, could use a little more balance, but quite good. The flavor is on the other hand a bit boring, roasted and malty, lacking on the hops and bitterness. Coffee-like finish. Medium body with a decent carbonation level. Except for the "dark" part, the beer is quite boring. Easy to drink though. (080620)
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 Cask at GBBF
Very dark brown. Not a lot of aroma, but good malts though in the mouth flavour with some burntness and coffee. Not a bad dunkel with a lasting coffee finish. 3.1 Re-rate bottle at home during the Budvar tasting. Good malt and good choc.
TBone (11917) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark nut brown, small brown head. Aroma has fruits: flowery hops, trefoil, menthol and hints of roast. Refrshing with flowery hops. Oily hoppy and chocolaty aftertaste. Much better than "normal" Budvar.
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 Draught, Coinot Pivnoi Bar, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Dark brown with amber highlights. Sweet, syrupy demerara notes with hints of wood and molasses. A little bit on the fizzy side. Sweet, slightly earthy finish.
thewolf (10783) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Almost black with very little head. Has a sweet, caramel based aroma. It is a bit sharp in the taste, adding some citric tones to a very staying taste.
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper with a lasting off-white head. Malty aroma with caramel and a roasted/burnt note. Sweet with some bready malt, roast malt, a little hop flavour and good bitterness.