ogivlado (5708) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled(500ml). -unfortunately just nice but not too good dunkel, coffee, raw sugar and caramel flavor with light hoppy notes, fruity sweet finish
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic! Pours a rich red copper with a medium tan head with good lace. Aromas of toffee, sweet spice, dates. Toasted malt palate with cooked fruit in the finish (apples and raisins).
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. An amazing beer for its low ABV. Dark with a dark brown hue with tan head with good retention. Sweet spicy aroma leading to a delicious palate with lots of sweet malt, some chocolate and subdued bitterness. Becomes a little bit cloying as you finish your third pint... but then again I can live with that. Good mouth feel with standard lager carbonation. You should try it on tap, where it *really* excels
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, Prague. Pours deep, cola red-brown with thick tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel and sugar. Sweet flavors of coffee and caramel, balanced with a bit of hops. Good mouthfeel, too: I wish the flavors lasted longer.
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
[on tap somewhere in the Czech Republic]
Clear, ruby-brown with good lacing and a creamy cover. Plenty of diacetyl butterscotch in the aroma with some caramel and a hint of noble hops. The flavour is of sweet caramel plus diacetyl with strawberry/kiwi notes. Quite sweet with no bitterness. Maybe a little raisiny and brown ale-like. Medium body and very low carbonation with a clean finish.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at U Karla, Prague.)
Dark mahogany brown. Thin white diminishing head. Sweet malty nose with hints of ham. Caramelly, roasted, malty flavour. Chewy, sweet, thick palate. Notes of liquorice.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Pilsner Urquell restaurant, Stare Mesto, Prague. Pretty delicious but standard taste for the dunkel variety. Went well with the beef goulash with bread and potato-and-bacon pancakes I had with it. Nice place.
ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Tasted this one from the 50cL bottle around it’s use-by date, and poured it into a tall tulip. A short, dense off-white head formed, quite slowly, atop a clear deep cola brown body. Initial peppery and Worcestershire sauce aroma subsided to reveal hints of milk chocolate, malt and dark berries. In the mouth, flavours reminiscent of a good teramisú crossed the palate, quite dessert-style malty and sweet. Fairly smooth, light in carbonation and reasonably big in flavour. Short in the swallow, with only a hint of sweetness and a feint astringent finish. Even though it’s a little sweet it seemed to be reasonably balanced and avoids becoming too cloying. Quite sessionable and for 3.8%, you could easily sit on it all night. Quite nice!!!
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark with the typical reddish hue, but - again - this has been added artificial colouring. Light in body but the sweetish caramel-like maltines combined with soft hops makes this a pleasant beer to drink. I’ve had this in versions named "Tmavý" or "Cerný", but it’s all the same "tmavé výcepni pivo.
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Hardly any aroma, though a tiny bit of sweetness sensed. Nice dark red appearance. Sweet flavor, unfortunately with very short finish. Great mouthfeel as a thirst quencher. Overall a bit disappointing