madsberg (11360) - Sřborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Impressive ruby red coloured. Light brownish head. What a nose. Sweets, hops, spices and chocolate lingers pleasantly in your nostrils. Makes you wan't to "sniff" forever. Flavour is not equally good. Some roastyness, bites of hops and some maltyness that transfer into a pleasant dry bitterness in the end. Some bite in the mouthfeel. This is a very good dunkel. One of the best bottled I've tried.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I agree with Austinpowers; this is a beer whose idiosyncracies are endearing. Malt out the wazoo, nice body as a result, but with a nice hint of Saaz. This kind of old-school Czech dark lager always makes me think of the Good Soldier Svejk, the Czech equivalent of Homer Simpson, and his beer-soaked exploits in the hinterlands of the Hapsburg Empire...
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oh yeah! Virtually no head, malty and a bit flat. I know that doesn’t sound real good, but trust me. This beer makes my short list of really tasty dark lagers! Don’t be afraid of the dark!