djoeye (2418) - Tromsř, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark clear cherry red body, small pale tan head, lac
Aroma; fruity malts, caramel, raisins, prunes, leather, candied liquorice.
Taste; dark sweet fruity malts, brown caramel, raisins, prunes, sugar sweet liquorice, sweet christmas bread, milky chocolate. Soft enough on palate. Some sweet mocca in the finish, not very longlasting, but with a touch of hops. A dunkel to the sweet side. Overall okay.
[33cl brown bottle, 5.5%abv, BB12.05.15, B@SystemBolaget Storheden Luleĺ, T@home]
eRock_2013 (330) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I figured I'd give Mahou one last chance to show they could make a decent product, and they did alright with this dunkel style dark lager. Other than the bland and metallic grain tinged aroma, the rest of this beer is enjoyable, features a nice earthy brown color, likewise an earthy cocoa accented caramel malt flavor. Soft medium palate, smooth and refreshing. Very pleasant bitter chocolate aftertaste. Some faint earthy hoppiness as well. Not craft quality but a respectable dark lager, I would drink this again. True to the Munich/ Central European style.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with yellow foam. Sweet and sharp, in the landscape between bayer and schwarzbiers.
yiannnos (1095) - , CYPRUS - OCT 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown colour, Some roasted malt aroma and flavour, malty, caramel, some sweetness
Zita (5490) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
heavy sweet,red, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, light dry malty finish.
AdiBeer (2110) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: light toasted malts, some bread and grain, some caramel. Appearance: black, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: malty sweets intensify, soft carbonation. Overall: OK Dunkel, but nothing much to write home about. Bottle at the Carling Pub, Palma Airport.
Neorej80 (348) - - SEP 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like caramel and candy. Pretty dry roasted taste slightly bitter and fresh. Maybe a bit to sweet and watery.
DrowningInBeer (42) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber color. Beige head. Malts are present on the aroma and taste. Medium body. Low carbonation. Sweet aftertaste.
Shain (118) - ISRAEL - SEP 26, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 330ml. Pours very dark brown, with a tall foamy off-white head. Aroma is malty, slightly sour (in a good sense), slightly fruity, classical for a dark lager. Mouth feel is watery, lightly carbonated with a very light body. Flavors are weak. Tastes slightly malty with light sweetness at first, then becomes nicely bitter with clean grassy hops flavor. Slight roasted notes. Flavors are very clean, with no off flavors, but also no depth. Ends slightly bitter and hoppy. Quite boring, and too flat.
The very light body is disappointing at first, but combined with the gentle flavor profile, and mellow bitterness makes a very refreshing and light beer, that although lacks in depth, is a nice summer drink.
Hansen (7595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, lasting. Roasted aroma, some off-notes too. Flavor is roasted bread, bitter finish.