pivnizub (10088) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Reddish-amber coloured, creamy tanned head, slowly diminishing to a small stable foamy layer; sweet-malty, toasted-malty nose; sweet-caramelly flavour, light bodied, soft MF; toasted, caramelly finish with a small chocolatey bitterness in the end. Hearty, easily drinkable Dunkel, a bit on the sweet side....
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured brown with a ivory head that laced a bit. Aroma was sweet with notes of caramel malts. Flavor was more grainy, but the caramel malts were still present. The body was a bit light.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
500mL thanks to Ruben! Pours high carbonated clear mahogany, soapy, tan to coffee head. Good retention, some rockiness. Stays around for a good while. Nose is metallic with lemon tea and detergent. Taste is very watery, lemon tea, soap, hints of coffee and chocolate.
gnoff (9543) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 First rating
Draught 50 cl at "Zizkovsky restaurant Olse" in Zizkov in Prague.
Deep dark reddish to brown color with a brownish head. Hoppy and a bit sour scent. Rich body, medium bitterness. Sweet and refreshing taste.
Pure heaven compared to the bottled version you can find in Sweden!
(500 ml bottle at the Plzen train station)
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet malty and roasted scent. Sweet malty fruity taste. MEdium mouthfeel. Low bitterness.
Draught at Na Farme, outside of Praha, on June 6, 2011
Clear dark brownish red color, off-white head. sweet, malty, sugary taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, roasted scent.
DuffMan (9495) - 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).
MoritzF (9355) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Clear, ruby brown colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Toasty malty aroma with notes of caramel, dark bread and a delicately hoppy touch. Moderately sweet and slightly roast-bitter flavour, light bodied but not watery with a smooth carbonation. Toasty malty taste with caramel, bread crusts and dark chocolate; dry-ish, roasty bitter finish with a subtle doughy acidity. Pleasant and rounded. 07.VI.10
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Olomouc:
Creamy fruit salad sailing on an underlying bock-like malt sweetness. Roasted caramel and ashes complete the semi-complexity.
Cloying caramel in an almost nitroed, soft and round body. Sweet chocolate melting into a weak roastiness.
Thick icing on a thin cake is not necessarily as enjoyable as it could be.
olio (9188) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090215.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of malt,s caramel, toffee and some sugar. Flavor of sugar, caramel, malts and some syrup. Very sweet.
Quack-Duck (9118) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draught at Plzensky Dvur Smichov. Dark bwon colour, large and very very creamy head. Sweet and malty, full-bodied, hints of roasted malt and caramel. Slightly hoppy only. Surprisingly good.
KyotoLefty (9114) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown, but not quite black. A tall, creamy white head. Aroma of burnt malt. Slight caramel and coffee. A touch of hops and raisins (apples?). Aroma stronger than usual. Sweetish flavor, lots of caramel, not as much roasted flavor as is in the nose. Slight burnt aftertaste, still sweet, a bit of hop dryness, but not much. Not roasted enough. Not enough hops really. A nice tasting beer, to be sure, but on the sweet end of the style. A little more like a German dunkel than is usual for a Czech dark.