DarkElf (3033) - 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 (4528) - 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.
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brou Czech Dark: Not bad for a dunkel. The color is a reddish brown. The steady carbonation works hard to sustain a one-fingered light brown head. Both the aroma and flavor are a mild caramel with a bit of nuttiness. There’s also a suggestion of smoke and a light bitter hopping in the finish. Okay.
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pilsnerrogge (2491) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber. Frothy head. Plastic aroma. Thin, somewhat malty flavour with disturbing plastic notes.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap@Redbones, Boston, Ma. Thin and sweet. Some light caramel, bready malt. Toasty. Easy to drink. Very light.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light copper/ruby brown in color with amedium white head. Aroma of caramel,butterscotch and faint floral hops.Malty bready flavor with a sweet start and a dry finish.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little more bitter than I expected from a Czech dunkel, a style not known for having hops in it. More roasty, too. Decent, just unexpected. I had hoped the beer’d be milder.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a small off-white head. Caramel malty hay aroma and a sweet thin caramel malty hay taste. Light body and a thin finish.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber/ reddish colour with a nice tan head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with hints of fruit. Flavor has a caramel sweetness and a nice fruityness.