TBone (11378) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2005 Draught
One of my alltime favourites in the pub. Perfect dark brown colour with good head. Taste is easily drinkable malty and sweet vanishing with the pleasure at the end. (7/5/8/5/18 4.3)
Re-rate, bottled (BB 11/2004)
Dark ruby, espresso head. Roasted malt, dark chocolate aroma. Medium-bodied, sweet and roasted palate with late carbonation. Some hoppy bitterness in oily aftertaste as well as the notes of toffee. (6/5/7/3/15 3.6)
Re-rated, can (BB 01/2006)
Dark ruby, nice tanned head. Caramelly and grassy nose. Easy to drink, sweetish with light hops. (6/4/7/4/14 3.5)
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2004 Re-rated 24 nov. 2004. What really makes this beer stand out, is its roasted malty aroma with lots of dark fruit. Flavor is also sweet with dark grapes and raisin. Goes perfect with danish christmas food.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark ruby brown clear under a medium size short lasting beige head. Faint soapy roasted malt aroma. Medium light body low carb mouthfeel. Medium intensity sweet generic cola and roasted malt flavours. Malty cola like finish and aftertaste. Somewhat one dimensional. Lo al probably doesn't help retain/develope any complexity. Gets a lot worse as it warms - something like an artificially sweet weak black iced instant coffee.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(dutch ratebeer meeting) Smell is not great; hoppy, bit skunky. Clear, dark coloured with a thin head. Taste is malty. Thin and smooth palate. I can't be too excited about this one.
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2003 Wow, what a nice beer! Very low on alcohol (3,8%) but still great. Nice white head and almost black body. Beautiful!! Great sweet taste, it's like eating candy. Smooth to the bone.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is absolutely my favorite Czech beer - hands down! As a Dunkel, it is very sweet and light in body. Lo-alcohol makes it extremely drinkable. It's also lightly carbonated - another plus. This baby's got it all, I swear! It is magnificent! It has a light-to-medium malt body with caramel malt flavors. No hops to be found whatsoever. I'll bet not one was dropped in the brew kettle unless it was a mistake. Amazing!! I could drink at least two more. It's only weaknesses are that the aroma isn't remarkable (how could it be when the taste is so mild?) and the head retention is poor.
sayravai (4668) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2005 (Canned) Darkish ruby brown with a lasting head. Mild, sweetish, burned-malty and slightly nutty aroma. Quite sweet, burned-malty, slightly toffeeish flavor. Some carbonated bitterness in the finish. Light to medium-bodied, quite thin palate with lemonadey carbonation. Well, at least the canned stuff is similar to bottled. Too thin, too sweet.
(Bottled) Deep, dark walnut/red color with a thick and creamy, mostly vanishing, off-white head. Slightly nutty and roasted, earthy and sweetish aroma. Flavor starts off dry and burned, but turns into sweet and sugary-malty towards the end. Slight bitterness in the short finish. Sweetish, roasty aftertaste. Light to medium-bodied, slicky, quite thin and lemonade-like carbonated palate. A very easily drinkable, sweetish and thin, but decent-quality dunkel.
rawbraves (2) - USA - NOV 19, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I discoverd this beer during my last trip to Praha. Does anyone know how to get it in the states?
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It has a pleasant look about it, with a small lacy head. Quite toffeish but I agree as far as dark beers go it is quite light - but in the same token - rich. Not bad at all. cheers
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite rich, sweet, little bit of grainy earthy coffee flavour. one of those beers that you can enjoy one of but wouls struggle on the 2nd or the third. Too rich, too sweet, but nice complex flavours all the way though. Give it a go definately.