ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle into a footed pilsner glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a creamy-looking one finger offwhite shade. It fades away at a decent rate, but leaves a miniscule ring of lacing on the glass.
S: There’s a pleasant nuttiness at first, with even more pleasant grassy hops hidden beneath that. Hints of coffee abound; the aroma has a real hazelnut vibe I enjoy. The aroma could be a bit bolder, otherwise I really like it.
T: At first, the hazelnut qualities from the aroma trickle down to the flavors. After that, it transitions to more raisin-y tone near the back end, before a touch of hops cleanse the finish some. It’s too sweet, I think - some more grassy hops on the back end could have really made this one special.
M: This is a bit more lumbering than one would expect from a 4.5% dark lager; this has both a positive and negative effect. On the plus side, it helps give it a richer feel, but at the same token, it doesn’t have the drinkability it should feature. Carbonation is soft, which is a good match for the treacly texture.
O: Being a Czech dark lager, I expected more Saaz hops. It’s certainly well made, but like I said, it’s just too sweet at the end of the day. Still pretty good.
alomtnez (142) - SPAIN - MAY 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Big tan fizzy head quickly diminishing with average retention. Clear brown colour. Weak aroma, toasted malts and brown sugar. Flavour is roasted caramel, very sweet with some slightly bitter tinge. Light body with medium carbonation.
jkm (220) - AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Red tint. Aroma and flavour of bread, roasted malt and with hints of hops. Quite sweet, slightly bitter.
sharkydodson (501) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
the aroma is caramel with hints of toast, dried plum, resin and toffee... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of grapes, toast, licorice and some spices... sweet and dry aftertaste...
hdeak (12) - - MAR 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too sweet for my taste. Sweet dominate the beer, no room for other components. It’s a light beer, probably much more preferred by ladies.
MarkoNm (1138) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color, topped with a farily decent beige head. Roasted malts in the aroma, some notes of chocolate. Sweet and mlaty, some roasty feel and some notes of coffee with light bitterness. A decent one.
Christian (11553) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Kick-Off Sports Pub, PSG - Chelsea Champions League pre-match. Brown with a small white head. Malty aroma of caramel, toffee and light chocolate. Sweet malty flavour, with lots of caramel, a little brown sugar, and a touch of diacetyl
Ron (2889) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A cheapie 12 oz from Beers of the world. Dark brown body. Beige head, dotted spots of lacing to the glass. Roasted malty nose. Taste of mid-sweet malts, cardboard dry. Roasted bitter notes at end. Thin in the mouth. Metallic, not for me.
kajser27 (162) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark chestnut with almost nothing of a off-white head. Aroma is sweet toffee, caramel. Taste quite sweet toasted nuts and toffee, hints of dark fruit and toasted bread in finish with low bitterness. Light to medium body.
Krigla (103) - SLOVENIA - FEB 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0,5l. Very dark brown clear colour with medium beige head. Average carbonated. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is quite sweet with coffee and dark chocolate notes. Overall very decent dinkel, much better than I expected.
luegomeloacabo (69) - A Coruńa, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I went surprised by this one, which is much better than other lager beers. It pours dark with a balanced and dense brown head. Also, it is a good choice to have with some beef as I did.