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 (6067) - 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.
joergen (19345) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red brown coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts with notes of hops, caramel and fruits.
Sweet malty flavour with notes of caramel.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Clear orange ruby, sweet malts and stale paper, starts and ends lightly sweet, with a stale ending.
pivnizub (8542) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark-red to dark-amber coloured, hazy, thin off-white head; sweet, caramel nose, not so complex, tinge of roasted malts; slightly sweetish beginning, full malty taste leading to a quite dry malty and clear hoppy (herbal) aftertaste. Well quaffable, but not so well rounded.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating for "Brou Czech Dark"
Reddish-iced-tea coloration with a quickly diminishing tan head. Malty aroma with some corn adjuncts and a sweetness that emerges over time. Flavor was decidedly nutty.
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ClarkVV (3757) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 bottle. Pour is a dull grey-tinged brown with a touch of tan on the edges. Beige colored head is quite full, but fairly rapidly receding. The bottle talks about natural carbonation, and yet, I don’t see any trace of sediment, but then, who are they to lie? Aroma smells of sweet caramel malt, faint roast, a bit of cola and clean lager yeast. Flavor starts out quite malty. Plenty of caramel and light brown sugar, almost syrupy even, but it sticks to the palate nicely and stays strong through the finish. Finish has some problems with dry, stale roasty flavors, almost like burnt coffee, but it’s fleeting and not highly noticeable. For the most part, it finishes quick and with only a small yeast crispness and light hops bitterness. The more I drink, the more the sticky-sweet malt overwhelms and as it warms and breathes, the crispness on the finish for which I long, continues to grow weaker and weaker. Medium body, though, with little thinning, if any. Soft carbonation, with large, airy bubbles.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good. Like my friend beaconstreet said, better than the regular Brou Czech. These eastern european beers are killing me lately, yet I’m drawn to them for some reason.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much more delicious than the normal Brou Czech ("Kumbruak", the pilsener). As a sidenote, how do they get to claim in their pseudonym that they are Czech Beer, all in their entirety? Hah. Very little head. Well made for mass production. Caramel flavor, but like a dry tasting caramel beer. Nice glimmering red-brown color.