radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was served at my local grocery store. Pours a darkish wooded brown with a some foam rising atop. Smells and tastes of sodden caramel sauce, rust, spent yeast and plastic. Not going to say "meh"... but it so totally was!
TexasTwisted (2) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
one of my favorite everyday beers. has a great "barley berry" or "dark fruit of the grain" flavor. Leaves your palate with a good grape-ish flavor that I find more attractive than most of the other International pasteurized dark lagers now available from Germany. Since its pasteurized it travels well in the summer for distribution in the USA. Code date is 5 for 2015 and the day of the year follows 032 being Feb 1st, etc. 2-4 months after brew date is acceptable. Einbecker Schwarz is one of the few pasteurized german beers and is maybe better overall but doesn’t match the palate that Heineken Dark leaves. A underrated/hidden masterpiece for International pasteurized lager.
sinfull (1374) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown color ; medium-sized off-white head . Nice aroma of roasted malt , bread and caramel. Taste is weaker and too sweet . Not bad at all.
ozzy70 (628) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with slowly diminishing white head. Aroma of light coffee. Taste, coffee and malts, sweet.
dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bland malt taste with insufficient hops. Good color. Small head. It tastes somewhat watery. A mass produced beer with little attention to detail.
Jabah (357) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I prefer this over the regular Heineken lager, but I think it is mainly because I prefer dark beers. The flavor is more syrupy of course: caramely, malty, maybe a little bit more hops to offset the sweets. Pours an copper-medium brown color. Not heavy though like a lot of other dark beers. They don’t offer it at a lot of places, especially with the flood of micro-brews flooding the market lately, but if they ever say "Heineken", ask if they have Heineken Dark if you haven’t tried it yet. Worth the try for sure if you like the regular Heiny Lager.
ordybill (1301) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This is a much better beer than their "green meenie". it is very flavorful and is lightly carbonated. Not often seen in the states but worth a try.
mikske79 (1451) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
De geur en de kleur laten het ergste vermoeden, maar uiteindelijk valt de smaak goed mee. Gedronken in rillix
Florya (1619) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark amber, large head. Aroma: caramel and bread. Palate: thin body, high carbonation.
slowrunner77 (9606) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Special Dark: "wow...a Heineken CAN be drinkable. Not exactly earth shattering, but drinkable. I’m surprised. pours a pleasant brown/ruby, decent malty nose and flavor, if still a little light. as good or better than newcastle."
Blairgus (4042) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2 Oct 2014, bottle. copper, clear, some bubbles. nose is copper malt. thin body and moderately fizzy. toasted malt and sweet lager. decent.