rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat hazy amber color, nice lasting offwhite head. Malty aroma, but also yeast enough to make me suggest this wasnt the perfect brew. Hoppy flavor, grassy and metallic.
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2006 Draught in da pub. Pitch black, beautiful creamy tan head. Sweet floral hoppy, roasty aroma. Dry, hoppy, delicious taste. Full-bodied, some chocolate and coffee, dry hoppy creamy finish. Superb.
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 First rating
Draught at the brewpub in May 2006.
Shady dark brown to black color. Big beige head, creamy and lasting. Not much scent. Normal mouthfeel and bitterness. Rather nice beer, but not truly exceptional.
(Draught at the brewpub in Prague on June 24, 2008)
As "Novomestsky Kvasnicovy lezak tmavy"
Clear deep ruby red color, big creamy tan head. Acidic and butterscotch scent. Acidic, butterscotch, sweet and grainy taste. Some coffee and cocoa aftertaste. Rather dry. Medium mouthfeel though to the smooth side. Medium bitterness.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewpub.Light dark roasty nose, very faint aroma. Appearance: dark, muddy brown with neat creamy top. Super clean dark roasty character, slightly sharper than average but still superbly smooth and drinkable. Clean smooth finish. I loved that dry mocha in the middle.
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brew pub. Ruby/chestnut with lasting thick beige head. Like a lot of these beers, lots of toffee, bit watery in mouth, a bit of hop one the end. But the toffee isn’t integrated and flies around giong nowhere. Not enough malt burnt/roasted flavours nor body. Not as good as the blond
larsga (7307) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big offwhite creamy head; dark brown almost black hazy body. Roasty, yeasty, acidic aroma. Taste is much like the aroma and a bit dry. Not really a very successful beer. (On tap.)
pivnizub (10179) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap (@the brewery): Hazy, dark amber to brownish coloured, lacing off-white foam; yeast, roast malt and sweet caramel in the nose; slightly sweetish and faint bitter flavour, quite light bodied; a bit dryer, short malty finish with an illusion of bitterness. Well drinkable, but not overwhelming...............
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious. I loved it. See the pic at left which I took. Malty. Going back for more in Dec. 2005.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brew house. Pours almost black with a talll light tan head. Light roastiness and very smooth body with a bit of a fruity estery finish, maybe cherry and bread with a bit of chocolate up front. Very silky on the palate with a nice balance to it.
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 First experience on tap at the brewpub, in 2005:
Portentous caramel and its companion butterscotch cover the quaint roastiness. Another great lingering head (as is Czech tap tradition it seems) beckons a dive for a hearty sip.
Just like their Svetlé, this beer’s flavors offer exactly what the aroma had sent. A few fruity esters become more obvious (cherries for example), and the caramel and butterscotch sweetness create a stout-y feel for a dunkel. Body is quite watery though, which doesn’t help the sweetness much. Gets heavier and more tiring through the pint. 3.3/5
The lightest item at a candy shop is still some sort of candy.
Second tap experience, in 2008:
A buttery touch didn’t agree with the dry roastiness and the fruity presence got dusty with because of the fatiguing yeast. Not nearly as good as 3 years ago. 2.5/5