taunusmies (335) - 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 (4144) - 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 (6965) - 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 (1956) - 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 (7536) - Tel Aviv, - 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
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oh goody a bottle with medals on it, wait a minute it hasn’t got one from AIBA, sh*t everyone gets one of them - even Outback Brewery got one for having pretty labels - not a good start.
Now on to the beer - pours a neat red-brown w/- a big rocky head. Aroma is dominated by caramel upfront followed by stone fruit (plums) and a touch of cinimmon (sp). Flavour is sparse and sweet mostly caramel maltishness. What is there is quite good but is sooo watered down it loses the plot. More malt & alcohol please! Still as a mid-strenght beer if you’re driving it beats most of the sh*t we brew and drink over here. Cheque please.
jonathan88 (1) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2007 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
red brown beer with a cloudy liquid. medium bitterness. Not my type of beer, to much bitterness. I like more golden beer like spanish and dutch beer.
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brownish colour with an average bubbly head. Sweet caramel and roasty aroma. Flavour is rather sweet, some roasted maltiness, bit hoppy. Sweet aftertaste.