grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I spent a good amount of time with this beer (purchased for $.79 at a cheap-ass grocery--I’ll be going back!) and fam very surprised at its poor showing here!? Rich, coffee and carrot juice body, with lavish, lackadaisically unfurling ringlets of foam. Aroma is dark chocolate, bitter orange peel, a little pine, and currants, and a little leather. This beer exudes a tremendous amount of odor--mostly very good. Flavor is not quite as impressive but still very good. It’s not a salty and alive as one might expect from the aroma. Still, there’s some light coffee/caramel flavors here backed by cream, and then a much more brash, jagged roastiness seeps in and the tongue-numbing hops hit last; quite a transformation throughout the sip. Finishes out a bit thinner than one might expect. Still, a really delicious brew.
imdownthepub (10252) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled, pasteurised. Black beer with a tan head. Looks the bis but oh dear, sweet, treacley with a sl roasted maled flavour. Very dissapointing after I managed to dig out the first black beer of the holiday.
MiP (13598) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 Bottle. Full-flavour, oily and tasty. Malty, sweetish and peppery. 6 3 7 4 16
Bottle, 7.3%. Roasted soy flavour. Some alcohol, quite sweet. Lots of soy. Clear dark brown colour. Light brown head. 6 3 6 3 12
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet mollasses chocolate aroma. Very dark brown appearance with light brown head. Thin mouthfeel. Flavors of bitter coffee light caramel and chocolate balanced with some hop bitterness.Hides its alcohol well. Not bad for my first Hungarian beer.
TimE (3187) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on draft in Budapest. It looked quiet nice with a fluffy white head. The nose was a bit weak with some chocolate and molassess notes, but the body was one dimensional and mainstream accented with some faint hints of roasted malts(??), then finishing with no discernable attributes. boring, but worth a try if you are in Budapest.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark clear brown color with a hint of orange. Moderate fluffy tan head. Pure sorghum and cornmeal aroma. Sorghum flavors with a light peat twist. Not much more to this one. Filling is the best way to describe this one. this one really could be a lenten quaff.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sometimes I wonder about you all. I didn't expect a lot from a Hungarian Bock. THis was tremendous. I found it terribly complex. Light plum, caramel, rasins and chocolate. The alcohol and hops bring everything in line perfectly and provide a nice long finish. Imagine Aass Bock, but a bit better than you remember it. Or an Abbey lager, if such a thing could exist. I am in Capt. Cougar's debt for this extraordinary beer.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown color with a hint of red. Thick tan head. Sweet malty and roasted chocolate aroma. Very sweet malty flavor with a hint of alcohol and a spicy finish. The feel is a bit more thin than I would like.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown color with a strong tan head...very thick. The aroma was full on roastiness...some nice caramel tones as well. The flavor was a delightful mix of roasty, caramel, chocolate, and spice. Medium consistency...a little thin at times...very soft feel. Nice.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A dark brown brew when poured. Has a sugary whiff but not too strong on the nose. However, the tongue gets hit with over sweet bland brackish water. No real hint of burnt malts or chocolate one expects from a dark ale. My sample came in a 0.5 litre bottle and didn't temp me to finish.