drsordr (1429) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Was excited to try a "dark beer" in Peru, but disappointed in the flavor. Some malt but muted. No hops. Pours dark, but not that flavorful.
cervmagpt (361) - PORTUGAL - MAY 8, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 2C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknwon. AROMA: low roasted malt aroma with faint corn and caramel notes. APPEARANCE: dark brown color with slight ruby highlights and almost opaque. style average tanned head with average retention. TASTE: high sweetness from adjuncts or remembering under-attenuated wort. low roasted flavor masked by the sweetness with a cocoa character. no bitterness with a sweet finish. PALATE: medium-light body with average carbonation. OVERALL: a very sweet dark lager. unbalanced.
JefVerstraete (1974) - Ghent, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Exotic World, Leuven. Dark brown, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar and cola. Very sweet and malty. Unbalanced. Not very good.
Ragnampiza (680) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAR 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle. Dark ruby red/brown with a huge, creamy and persistent light beige head. Looks great. Pretty pleasent aroma to be honest, rather cinnamon forward, earthy and slightly spicy, subtle roasted malts presence, cocoa powder as well. Completely different flavour wise, huge artificial caramel sweetness, more than normal astringency, overall cloying and too sirupy, especially for the style. Slightly grapey aftertaste. Average carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Not undrinkable, but quite disappointing as I love schwarzbiers but this one is, imho, subpar and quite different than your typical dark lager.
Taboada (474) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 9, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 mml bottle tasted on the 09/03/2015. Black opaque beer with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some licorice and sweet bread. Taste is little sweet with licorice, malts and sugar. Sweet aftertaste and toffee. Next one please!
Sibarh (149) - Białystok, POLAND - MAR 6, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Kolor - prawie czarny, klarowny.
Piana - beżowa, niska, nie trwała.
Zapach - palono-karmelowy, lekki.
Smak - spora słodycz, lekka paloność, lekka goryczka, średni karmel.
Pijalne ciemne piwo.
melush (1221) - SPAIN - JAN 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Carrefour. Color marron oscuro, casi negro. Sabor a malta, dulce, muy ligeramente a cafe.
eduardovl (1045) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml twist off bottle served in a Weizen glass.
A: Pours a deep amber to brown color forming a medium tan head. Low retention with a very persistent thin layer left on the top. Very few lacings left
S: Quite sweet in the nose. Followed by roasted malts and bready Lager yeasts. Notes of milk and butter too which gives the impression that some diacetyl are left. Some alcohol can be noticed in the very end, despite of the low ABV
T: Quite sweet upfront. Toffee, roasted malts, caramel malts, bready yeasts, notes of coffee, butter and light hop bitterness in the very end
M: Light bit creamy and bit molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste
O: Medium to drinkability. Too sweet. Not recommend
[ BA Review @ 9/25/2012 ]
MisoW (2216) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Country #78. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is malty, port wine. Taste is sweet, malty roasted, coffee, chocolate.
Dohny (312) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown color with small beige head. Chocolate aroma. Caramel, chocolate, ash. Full body. Overall sweet, but not cloying.
Gurthnar (2802) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma caramel, chocolate. Worty. Very dark colour. Taste is very sweet, cloying, caramel, chocolate, roasted, worty. Quite good beer if it was not overwhelmingly sweet.