JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown with light reddish highlights. Fast fading tan head. Aromas of toffee, toasted malts and toasted nuts. Clean with a slightly herbal character with notes of kettle caramelization or decoction. A bit of peppery ethanol that seems a bit out of place, but it isn’t too offensive. Light nutty flavour, some brown sugar/caramel and a soft herbal hop finish. It’s not the greatest dunkel, but it’s not a bad one either. It’s alittle bit minty toward the finish as well. Finishes quite dry and the body is a bit leaner than I prefer, but despite that it’s reasonably pleasant.
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, clear with creamy fine head.
Aroma: soft set of light creamy chocolate with roasted top layer, sweet hint of cola.
Medium bodied. Light, smooth and soft. Gently made lager with hints of roasted malt. Quiet sweet malt base still balanced enough to enjoy when feel like having sweet malty dark lager.
Sammy (9322) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the region of incredible lagers, found at Eagle Provisions. Good mocha head on dark body, and lots of lace. Soft mouthfeel with light drinking malt, touch of chocolate. Smooth drinking. Floral and spice aroma.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One dollar half-liter bottle from the supermarket. Clear root beer color with a quickly diminishing foamy beige head. Aroma of sweet grains, molasses, brown sugar, and a trace of banana and maple. Flavor of sweet cereal and grainy malts with a dark corn syrup and a non-descript chemical finish. Too sweet and syrupy overall.
LinusStick (2968) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the best offering from this brewer yet. The aroma is sweet and malty, but not too strong. The pour was black with a tan head that leaves the party early. The taste was a mix of smokey chocolate and malt. Main problem of this beer was a lack of anything extreme. Nothing jumped out. This was a solid beer, however, and I enjoyed it.
cheap (4479) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 I think this is my first ‘Czech’ beer. Yes, it did say BrouCzech dark on it. 12 oz bottle. No apparent aroma that sticks out. Pours nice and dark in my steeler stein. Hops initial and on the finish but not too offensive. Is this possibly a Czech macro company? Your typical dunkle, but with a little hops in there. Im surprized that there are not a lot of ratings on this.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Had it on tap at the Bohemian Beer Garden. Mainly sweet and very thin. not much to it. A little sweet maltyness, with no complexity. It’s thin and simple.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12 oz bottle: Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA) I don’t know how this could be, but when I popped the cap, there wasn’t even the slightest hint of pressure release, no sound, nothing. Yet the beer has poured with a quarter-inch, light-tan cap. And carbonation levels in the mouthfeel are a bit low, but certainly acceptable. Weird. Anyway, the flavor is pleasant, if a little pedestrian: sugary sweet, with toasty malts balanced by perfumy, lightly-bitter hops. Really sugary aftertaste. Medium bodied, but much of that is probably from the sweetness. Light brown in color, perhaps even a dark, ruddy amber, with moderate haziness. The head fully dissipates fairly quickly, not even getting the chance to leave any lacing. Not a bad beer overall, but too sugary and floral for me to want to buy this again.
dwyerpg (4783) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good light chocolaty feeling. A normalsih red-brown appearance, this isn’t that bad. It’s pretty sweet, probably it’s main downside. Overall, like must dunkels, this is pretty solid stuff.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brou Czech Dark. Clear brown pour. Malty, nutty taste with a bit of smoke. Bitter/sour finish. Unimpressed.