Bamsen78 (2298) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Pavel Ploc, Harrachov. Pours clear dark brown with stable, thick light tan head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel. Sweetish taste of malt with notes of roast, caramel and fruit. Dryish aftertaste. Would be better without the metallic finish, but it’s ok.
ACD (564) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Czech Inn, Dublin. Deep reddish brown colour with thick off-white head. Aroma is heavy caramel, light red fruit, and a slight vegetal note. Taste brings a lot of rich, sweet caramel with some hints of herb and red/dark fruit (although not too much to be honest). Pretty sweet all round with a lot of lingering sugary caramel stuff going on - becomes fairly cloying after a while. Not too bad, but I can't imagine drinking too much of this.
Bif (1261) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep brownish color with a healthy tan head that fades slowly to good lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt bit of chocolate and spice. Taste of dark fruit, some chocolate, roasted malt and bit of coffee in the background. Very mild bitterness and a slightly sweet finish.. Moderate body, a bit on the light side. Smooth and creamy but missing something to make it distinctive. Decent beer but comes up a bit short for a Czech beer.
MichaelAwesome (2776) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. A nice surprise ! But a watery one... Nice aroma of malt, sugar and fruit combined with a slightly sweetish taste. Maybe due to its low alc this one seems to be a bit watery. Put it up to 5,5 % and the same taste, then you’ll get a 4,2 in the score !
McTapps (2796) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Clear dark ruby-brown in colour with low head. Thin body, nose of pumpernickel. Taste of brown sugar, caramel, light nuts, brown bread and syrup. Too sweet and light for me.
Unde (262) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has dark bread and malts. Nice dark head, and color is dark brown. Smooth and fulfilling flavor, dark malts bring some sweetness. It’s like bread that is transformed into beer, brilliant!
Oakrock (92) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderfull foam and beautifull colour. Good taste but no character. Reminds a bit of "kvas" because too much sweet. More hops and roasted syrup and it would be on level 4. Very easy to sip and composition feels good in mouth. One is enough.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a good off white head. Nose is very sweet raisins and caramel, with some light chocolate and coffee. The taste is sweet mostly with a hint of bitter in the middle. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, body is light and the finish is long.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - DEC 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light brown with amber highlights, thin foam head that quickly disappear.
Smells malt and cane sugar. Taste is malty, bready. Palate is watery, finish is very short.
Brandman (1888) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown body, light brown head. Aroma has bready malt, nuts and butter. Pretty much whole flavour is the same. Dull and very plain beer.