Iznogud (895) - CROATIA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pivovarský Hostinec Richtár Jakub, Bratislava. Pours dark brown with tan head. Citrus, hops and roasted malts aroma. Roasted malts, caramel, fruit, hops flavor with bitter finish. Very drinkable.
Rotin (78) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,75l. Great citrusy aroma, hints of dark caramel, alcohol, plum liquer. Red/brown colored, opaque, medium carbonated beer. Flavor is full, intensive and complex, quite bitter, sweet, tones of citrus, fruit, dark malt and grains, dark fruit liquer, bitter chocolate. Long-lasting bitter aftertaste. Very good and interesting ale.
Ascelja (76) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,75l from Base Camp Praha. Dark ruby color, hazy body, big creamy beige head. Very nice citrusy and roasty aroma, tones of hop, caramel, malt, dark fruits. In taste domination of hop bitterness, medium sweetness. Grains, malt, grapefruit, lemon zest, roasted dark fruits as dates or figs, caramel, full cocoa chocolate. Aftertaste is very long, dry and bitter. Medium carbonation, full body.
Black killer! It was my first IBA, interesting experience.
Cunningham (4929) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: A complete absence of light on the other side of this one. A nice creamy beige head that leaves an ok lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, fruity and mild roasted.
Palate: Full thick oily body. Slightly sweet with a fine bitterness. Soft to average carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Coffee, chocolate, fruity and mild roasted.
Overall impression: Smooth, tasty and balanced! Stayed a bit to long in the basement, so the hoppy notes is not so strong.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Aniela
yy0pp (633) - - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2014 Bottle 75cl. Žatec. Nice dark color. The aroma has notes of hops, citrus, fruit, and a bit of roasted malt.
vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - MAY 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of caramel, hops and chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, kinda sweetish and citrushops at the very end, providing a (slightly too) bitter ending. I was wondering if this was supposed to be a stout while drinking it. It´s ok, but I´m not as fond of it as with the other Matuska beers.
CanCrusher (670) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,50L on tap at Pivarium Zelena Kočka and bottle 0,75L at home. Dark, ruby brown colour with large, frothy, light brown head. Aroma of pine, juniper, grass, herbs, light citruses, black coffee and some smoke. Taste starts light acidic, followed by lemon and caramel, while the finish is medium bitter. Full body, oily (and dry) texture, soft carbonation. This beer is good and needs better label, becouse this one looks boring. At least they should put rocket on it...Actually, all Matuska labels looks boring.
fajry (793) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Výčap Richtár Jakub. Čierna farba a bledo hnedá krémová pena. Vôňa kakaová, horká čokoláda, sladké drievko, jemne chmeľ. V chuti na začiatku zľahka sladkosť, neskôr karamel, horká čokoláda a silná chmeľová horkosť. Telo husté, suché. Veľmi príjemné pivo.
Serapac (145) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle. Very nicely hopped IBA, both aroma and taste combine citruses with some spices (cloves?) Will definitelly try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Inbreak (2426) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
07.04.2014, 0,75l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is very mild, dark malts, dark fruits, burnt caramel, roasted grain, hay, hints of coffee. Taste is slightly sweet roasted, dark malts, sugar, hay, grain, caramel, cereal, toast. Medium bitterness, slightly watery mouthfeel. Fair enough.