Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, dark ruby-brown with a modest, egg-shell head. Sweet, lightly roasted malt aroma with nuts and caramel. Flavor too is sweet, with notes of chocolate, roasted malts, hints of rich bread, more caramel and faint, earthy hops to finish. Light to medium in body with average, fizzy carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet and roasty. Very good.
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour in glass. Taste has slight chocolate and coffee in it. Rated 5/19/04
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Deep dark brown, thick tan head. Aroma is very nutty and toasty with cocoaish notes as well. Maltiness is very deep and rich. falvour is also sweet and malty, toffee/cocoa, toast. Complex sweetness. Hops have faded significantly from what I can tell were once here. A little bit soapy. Also notes of a bit of vanilla. Full, sweet mouthfeel and some light, lingering earthiness. Pretty tasty, although not as fresh as it probably could/should be.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby-brown, medium carbonation with classic crown on top. Superb appearance. I know those hops in my nose; they quiet bitter but not in big crude way. They gentle but not shy in any aspect .Mild sweet malt behind. Very refreshing. Prefect balanced taste. Smooth medium bodied enough brown malt with hints of roast. Sweet chewy malt and gentle reminder of hops. Solid mastercraft. This beer proves that it does not need to be huge and bold with 100 IBUs to be great.
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew poured a small foamy head of fine to medium sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. It left behind an uncarbonated transparent dark ruby red brown colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma contained notes of mild malts and brown malts. The mouth feel was initially smooth with a mild tingle in the finish. The flavor was bock like with a malty bite.
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Jasper, Indiana. Small tan head, no lacing, no visible carbonation, and a reddish brown hue. Malty, caramel, sweet aroma. Sweet and malty flavor. Somewhat tingly mouthfeel. Medium bodied beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tastes more like a schwarzbier than a dunkel, but who am I, right? Pours a very deep dark red, with a very small head. Taste is a chalky malt with a bit of chocolate. Finish is average and a bit on the sweet side.
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice import dark reddish lager from Czech republic that was supposedly crafted for the US market. Smooth and medium bodied with a mild taste (slightly sweet).
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2003 So after I rated this beer for the first time back in July, 2002, the Kisz distributor contacted me to say he was so pleased I like the beer. I told him the beer was amazing, but the label needed major work. He proceeded to tell me he'd made the label himself and spent weeks on it. Oops. Back to the beer, it's safe to say I can hardly think of anything I'd rather drink than this beer. It's even better than Xingu. A knockout aroma and sweet maltiness that's worldclass. Magnifique!
BREWMUSKCLES (2558) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
POWERS YOU ARE FROM A DIFFERENT ERA! THIS IS A GOOD BEER, NICE COLOR GOOD FLAVORS BUT A BIT WATERY WITH A ASTRINGENT BITTERNESS THAT LACKS CHARACTER IN MYBOOK. THE NUTTY TASTE IS A SAVING GRACE ALONG WITH THE INTERESTING MALT BACKING. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE AL/CONTENT. CLEAN BURP ANYWAY! NICE CARBONATIONS SOLID AND TINY! NICELY SWEET!