yy0pp (507) - - 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 (147) - 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 (642) - 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 (561) - 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 (107) - 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 (2126) - 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.
ClubGonzo (4021) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Pivoteka Beergeek, Prague, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a medium creamy light beige head. Nose is caramel, mild chocolate tones, grass and hints of wet leaves. Taste is mild grass, chocolate, grains, caramel, hints of roasted bread, wet leaves and herbs. Medium to full body and carbonation. A bit low on hops, but otherwise a pretty decent BIPA.
Quack-Duck (7911) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Nota Bene Restaurant. Deep brown, almost black, with a creamy beige-brown head. Coffee and hop aroma. Full-bodied, dark malts start with coffee and bitter chocolate and then make way for intensive aromatic hops with loadas of resiny, grassy and fruity flavours. Good.
Karol (641) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tapped at hostinec Richtar Jakub in Bratislava. First of all I am no IBA fan. Never been so far. However, the aroma is fantastic! Citrus hoppy aroma combined with a pleasant roasted malt scent. Black color but dark amber when flash lighted. Nice creamy espresso head, stable, longlasting. The taste is ok for me. Citrus flavors combined with dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee. I am beginning to like this beer a lot. The dark chocolate and roasted malt finish is not that aggressive as previous IBAs I have drunk.
Overall, this IBA is a pleasant surprise!
MersaultCZ (18) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: caramel, roasty, citrus, grape
Taste:medium sweetness, medium bitterness, creamy, bitter finish
Overall: Nice stuff