gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted, prunes. flavour is sweet, prunes, malt, roasted. OK beer.
HenrikSoegaard (10786) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderfull smoky aroma, there must be smokemalt in this, creamy fully lasting head, and dark redbrown colour. Wonderfull to look at. It tastes quite average though, short finish that doesn´t add up to the aroma
imdownthepub (10653) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at The Pivni Galerie, Prague, 500ml, filtered. Chestnutty colour with white head, a pretty looking beer. Thin beer, but with a certain smokiness and fruitiness, rather plummy. However there is a surose sweetness that dominates the beer and overall it is too thin to be overly interesting.
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, tasted in Copenhagen. Malty, slight roastbitter flavor. Hint of apple syrup. Caramel. Malty caramelly aroma. Some grassy hopbitterness in the aftertaste. Well made but not outstanding Czech dunkel.
Lubiere (10472) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish brown with a collapsing light moka head. Sweet caramel and prunes in aroma, lightly vinous. In mouth, sweet caramel, watery bodied, slight smokeyness noted, and signs of oxidation. Light bodied. Some metallic notes develop as beer warms.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark reddish brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt,c aramel and chocolate notes. Ends sweet.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 16, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. "Ferdinand Dark Lager" (4,5%). Pours a clear bit dark brown colour with a medium short lasting light brown head leaving a bit of lacing. Quite sweet roasteb caramel and brown sugar aroma with some roasted malt. The flavour is also quite sweet with toasted malt, caramel, some brown sugar, bit grains and nuts. Sweet dry finish.
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a red hue and a nice head. Both aroma and flavour has notes of roasted malt and the flavour also has notes of sweet caramel and a touch of licorice, and it has a light, but nice bitterness.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 mL bottle. Pours dark maple and walnut brown with an edgy off-white head. Aroma is dark sweet malt (meal, cereal), yeast (grassy), caramel and brown sugar. Mild sweetness with no acidity or bitterness, malt and yeast flavor, caramel and maple notes. Medium bodied, thin and oily palate.
FatPhil (9618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2010 500ml bottle (K CM, Kamppi)
Deep red, brief spongy beige head. Rich grainy aroma, sweet. Really grainy in fact, some huskiness. But also really sweet. Smooth, sweet body, rich roasty and sugary retronasals, carbonation soft. Residual sugars not only high, but I notice there’s saccharin in the ingredients, which I have to penalise them for. Tasty roast, but just too sweet. Drinkable, but leaves me thirstier due to the stickiness! (6:4:6:4:10=3.0)
Rerate: 500ml bottle (K CM, Kamppi)
5+ simple sweet dark lager aroma, tough of roast.
4 dark red, ring head
6 bacony retronasals. Pleasant roasty taste, quite dry in the burntness
3 refreshing palate, carbonation crisp.
12 more burnt and less sweet than the average czech dunkel.