Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (500ml) in Prague near the castle. Clear dark (CocaCola) - offwhite head. Ryebread, sweetness, dried fruits, chokolate, malty, roasted, dry burned, raisins. Nice.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Large fizzy beige head that mostly diminished. Good lacing. Clear slightly dark brown colour. Nice light roasted malty note, light butter, caramel, dry fruit, liquorish and some candies notes as well. Light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Flavour was light to moderated sweet, not much burned malty bitterness. Finish was sweet.
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - APR 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
nice dark brown body with quite stable head, medium lacing, aroma is sweet smoked malts, caramel, but the taste was poor, no roast, no smoke, strange hop bitterness in the backgroung, like fruit tea with thin dunkel
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - APR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malty taste with hints of licorice, body is quite thin but it doesn’t matter. Mouthfeel is a bit carbonated and bitter, aftertaste is slightly sour.
IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice smooth bock-like pivo with nice malty character. This dark beer featured a light hop aroma overtaken by its abundant dark malt flavor.
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the oddest ratings I scored ever. Had it draught at a party at my university’s student club. They usually serve just Pilsner Urquell draught, but they also had this on yesterday. Poured a nice dark (almost black) red colour, with a thick, creamy medium sized beige head that went away slowly. The aroma was pleasant, a sweetish, malty nose with a few hints of hops. The taste was quite one dimensional, but that one dimension was damn pleasant. A soft, sweet malty taste, caramel, hints of hops (Saaz I reckon). Sweetish aftertaste. A lovely light dunkel.
Borup (6300) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a nice beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, fruit, caramel, chocolate and hops.
DarkFaerytale (21) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle into long glass (wiezen glass)
dark fruit/sweet aroma.
dark ruby color.
light crystal malt, almost fruity flavour.
clean palate, goes down very well.
might become overly sweet if drunk to much.
tomer (1803) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2008 Draught, beautifull dark colour but not to opaque, just the right amount of sweetness. complex flavours of chocolate. smooth. long aftertaste.
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2009 Re-rate 1/16/08: Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a medium, quickly disappearing, off-white head. Malty aroma with toasted bread and hints of milk chocolate. Sweet toasted malt flavor with caramel, light hoppy bitterness in the finish. A bit watery. OK, but definitely lacks in character and not as good as I remembered it. 6/3/5/2/11=2.7
Bottle. Dark brown with a pretty big beige head. Lightly roasted malt and some caramel in the nose. Flavor is nice sweet malt which finishes with a bit of hop bitterness. A light to medium body. A nice dunkel. 6/4/6/3/13=3.2