ogivlado (7098) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 16, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at II. Cseh Sörfesztivál, Budapest.
Pale brown coloured, small to medium pale beige head, dusty sugary nose. Mild roasted malty, hoppy herbal and sugary taste with weak caramel presence. A way too sweet dunkel.
Marko (4793) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the II Cseh Sörfesztivál, shared with ogivlado. Poured a murky dark red/brown body with a lasting offwhite head that went away slowly. A grainy sweet malty nose with a bit of dust. A sweet malty taste, somewhat rubbery and roasty, with a specific lemony note. Light hop bitterness, somewhat crude and some raisins. Ok but odd in a way.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear, chestnut red-brown, with a generous but shortlived bubbly beige head.
Very "czech" aroma of lightly roasted malts, some random hops, and probably a bucketload of additives.
Flavor surprisingly agreeable compared to aroma. Dominated by lightly roasted caramel malts, bitter hops, and sugar. Not very clean though. Strange sweetish tangy palate.
Fairly light body, dry mouthfeel, lightish carbonation.
I do wonder if Im rating the correct beer here -- some seem to have had much more pleasant experiences of it. Meanwhile, Im seriously considering giving up on czech beer altogether...
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - MAY 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Nose is dark fruits and sweet malts. The flavour is raisin, sweet and roasted malts with notes of coffee. Medium bodied, aftertaste is a bit dry and bitter.
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber brown color. Medium, frothy head. Herbal and grassy aroma with distinct sour yeasty notes and light sulphurous, resinous feel. Crisp grassy hops initially, Moderate sweet molasses, caramel and liquorice mouthfeel leading to crisp herbal, slightly roasted bitternes.
Light to medium bodied, lively carbonation. Quite unique.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle 500ml from Alko EXP 15.08.08
color:dark brown reddish,Light brown head disappears fast ,no lace
Taste:sweeet dark roasted malts, in sticky aftertaste some hints of hops. Hmm, maybe i give it another chance on next Easter if it is available. This bottle might be bit over aged.
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Courtesy of Degarth. Pours clear brown-ish amber with thin tan head. The aroma is fruity with plums, cherries, prunes and raisins. Very little malt noticed. The taste is mildly fruity with esters moving into a note of malt astringency tartness then a pretty solid smokiness. Midway and into the finish a Munich like grainy malt rises up to join the smoke sensation. Pretty cool.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy CigarCityBrew. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malt, and light roasted malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Good.
oh6gdx (24856) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep ruby colour (near black), small beigeish brown head. Aroma is mild caramel malts, sugar and some balancing mild notes of hops. Flavour is much the same. Compared to the Velikonoční Podkrkonosky Speciál Tmavý, this one lacks the candyish sweetness and pretty much the roasted notes.
Earlier Rating: 4/3/2007 Total Score: 3.3
Bottled. Dark rubyish brown colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and some sweet dark sugary notes. Flavour is caramel, toffee, slightly roaste dmalts and some hops. Candyish sweetness lurking in the background. Not too bad.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Easter beer. Dark ruby colour. Light brown head. Malty taste. Some hints of glue in the taste. Some taste of hops in the finish.