jfb (4250) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught, at U Slovanské Lípy, Prague) darkest ruby-brown colour with a creamy tan head. aroma of caramel and toffee, butterscotch, candied sugar and light coffee. flavour is dry buttery coffee and chocolate. medium body and carbonation with a slightly watery dry finish.
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Warm reddsih brown with a creamy beige head leaving some lacework. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and flowery accents. Medium body, sweet roasted malts and burned caramel. Dry lightly bitter finish. Very well made. 260608
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red with meium off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel and roasted malt. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, coffe, chocolate and caramel notes.
Christian (11391) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2011 Dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Malty aroma with caramel, herbal hops and a fruity note of cherry. Dry and roasted flavour with toffee and licorice.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014 Re-rate 6/24/14: Plastic bottle sample at a tasting at Alexey and Refaelas place. Thanks Alexey and Refaela. 3 weeks after BBD. Brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark bread, toast and faint roast. Sweetish flavor with caramel, dark bread, roast, a chocolate note and a slightly bitterish finish, slightly metallic and slightly roasty. Medium-bodied. 6/3/6/3/12=3
(6/26/08) Draught at Koutland in Plzen. Dark brown color with a beige head. Malty aroma with some caramel. Sweet flavor with light sugariness and caramel. Medium-bodied with a rounded mouthfeel. 6/4/7/4/13=3.4
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Koutland, Plzen. Brown in colour with a medium sized head. Malty with notes of grain, fruit, toffee and hops. A bit too fruity and sweet.
asheft (2615) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some grapefruit and soft banana nots in the aroma together with a dark malt bubblegum. Clear dark brown with a lasting, lacy, off-whitish blanket. Gingerbread and liquorice flavour remeniscent of the Anchor christmas beer (old special?) Dark malt characteristics and sourish with a subtle bitterness that increases in the finish. Perceptible hops. Medium carbonation, medium body, lasting bitterness but not annoingly so.
ogivlado (6079) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Koutland, Plzen.
Dark brown coloured, medium sized cappuccino head, mild roasted nose. The taste is also light roasted, very fruity and chocolate with notes of yeast and hops. Also some vinous notes in the finish.
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Koutland, Plzen.
Pours hazy brown with a pretty, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is lightly roasted with a wonderful, light, chocolate tone. Pleasant balance between aroma and flavour. Quite high carbonation, otherwise fine mouthfeel. Flavour is rather sweet, some caramel and sugar, but thankfully also a good dose of roasted malts. Super balanced.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours dark brown. The aroma is fruity with light notes of dark berries alongside some dark bready malt, light toast, tiny roast and some earthy hops to back it up. The flavour is of dark bready malt, some earth, grassy bitter hops, dark berries and some light fruity notes. The mouthfeel is clean and dry. Some soft roast in the finish. Medium bodied. This is the least interesting beer in the lineup from this brewery. Still good.