deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Biggish yellowish beige head. Dark red translucent body. Burnt earthy milky licorice aroma with toffee and straw notes, quite harmonic. Dry-sweetish roasty earthy metallic licorice taste with chocolatey notes. Mid-bodied. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Dry roasty licorice and straw aftertaste. Quite nice, but a tad too watery. Would be great unfiltered. (0.5l bottle, Meny, Oslo.)
downender (5844) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml on tap in a bar in Prague. Near black in colour with reddish tones and a foamy tan head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Flavour was very sweet, with a touch of fruit and milk chocolate and demerara sugar in the finish. Ok.
Svesse (5821) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Mahogany brown colour with huge, beige head, leaving some lacing. Malty, rather sweet nose with notes of dried fruit, brown sugar, caramel and wort bread. Malty, grainy taste with sweetish notes of brown sugar and dark rye bread. Not very bitter, slightly below medium body, rather sweet. Very tasty considering the low abv. Nice.
KyotoLefty (5808) - 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.
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
5o cl bottle. Ruby/brown, fine head. A bit sweet, rather thin and watery at first, but it get a bit more of a body after a while. But you hardly expect a lager drinker to wait until the beer is warm, do you?
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap in the militery bar. Alround rating: Its kozel with cola and caramel added, do i need to say any more?
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue par un ami qui était en voyage dans le pays. Arôme: Odeur de douceur et de caramel. Apparence: Couleur brune avec des reflets de rouge. Aucun col. Légère dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Gout de caramel avec une légère pointe chocolatée. Arrière goût de durée moyenne. Palette: Corps et texture mince. Carbonisation moyenne. Légère amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #82)
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2001
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
its ok, but i felt like i was drinking a bottle of golden syrup.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2008 Bottle. Burned malt aroma, some metallic hops. nut-colored, brown cream. Agressive roasted base, burned sugar, good hop balance - sweetness never gets overwhelming.
A bit weakish body, it is more like a Schwarzbier than a Dunkel. Sparkly mouthfeel. Aromatic roast aftertaste.