urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Easy drinking Czech dark with a nose I don't particularly care for. Quaffable, but certainly no standout in the wonderful world of dark lagers.
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown purple color; slightly thick, tan head; Nose of chocolate roasted coffee- yummy. Good coffee character- lots of roasted malt. Not shabby at all- could give Kostritzer a run for it's money.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet brown sugar and molasses nose. Deep and dark with a brownish-red hue. Mouthfeel is super smooth, heavy on the tongue and wholesome; very soft, velvety texture. Gentle carbonation comes out near the finish. Brown sugar, chocolate, molasses and toffee notes; mild roastiness. Finishes surprisingly clean (for such a malty beer), almost dry. Pleasant flavors in the aftertaste.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice chocolate aroma. Good dark brown colour with a rocky, cream coloured head. Medium bodied. Nice smooth flavour with a hint of chocolate and roast malts.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color, large head. Dark roasted malts, slightly sweet, lightly hopped, not a lot of bitterness. Medium bodied dark ale. Mouthfeel is full round and smooth. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty and slightly bitter.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 Deep malt fruity aroma, very bock like, slightly roasty. Thickish mouthfeel, medium bodied with fair carbonation. As expected from aroma, emphasis is on the malt, gains a little dryness and bite in the back, finishing with a coffee roastiness.
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little better than I expected. Definite flavors of chocolate and coffee come out with some bitterness in the finish. The hops seem to make it almost too bitter and not very smooth.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Utah State Store find. toatsty with some bitterness. dry, slightly toasty.
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet yes, but a good balance of malt sweetness and caramel sweetness. Well balanced bitterness keep this sweet character in czech as well (smirk). A well made beer that speaks of good ingredients. Pair this with more adult deserts that feature the flavor of bitter chocolate.
adamantine99 (1) - USA - JAN 19, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe a dessert-like beer for North America, but really a lovely balance of sweetish malts bitters (hops) and aromas to go with. Very pleasant.