ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
ogivlado (5903) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 500ml. -from some bar in Brežice. Dark amber/brownish coloured, small off-white head, burnt caramel in the nose. Sweet malty, caramel, milk chocolate and notes of dried fruits with bitterish sweet finish. Overall too sweet, nothing special here.
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l bottle, that hostel in Brežice near the fest, thanks Ogi! Poured a brown/amber dark body with a small off white head. Pungent, sweet aroma, raisins, malt, cardboard, creamy, lactic. Typical. Mild taste, huge raisins, dry, vaguely bitter, finishes slightly dry & bitter. Slightly messy stuff but kinda interesting and not really that bad. Probably the same as 1795, but seemingly better now than when I had that.
DavidWoodruff (395) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A malty delicious czech lager with a fair amount of sweetness. A needed respite from a hop saturated market.
puredelusion (46) - Lviv, UKRAINE - NOV 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0,5 bottle. Dark brown colour, medium head. Some light hop and strong caramel/coffee aroma. Liquid is hazy. Very heavy sweet, light bitter taste. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Abrupt finish. May be average dunkel, if won’t be such sweet.
SHIG (3667) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with a thin light brown head. Aroma was very sweet malts. Taste is sweet caramel candy malt.
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Winking Lizard. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes steadily. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of roast malt and caramel. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt, caramel and a bit of coffee. The finish is roasty with a short malty aftertaste. Barely average overall.
llkc (492) - ĺrhus, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
duft lidt karamel, metal. kaffe. smag. karamel flřde agtig vanlige. kvalm smag. sřd cigar smag oglidt tobak rosin
pottygok (487) - Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Sweet malty aromas with hints of yeast. Appearance: Dark mahogany with tan head. Taste: Heavy sweetness throughout. Palate: Slick, sticky texture, medium body, soft carbonation, long sweet finish. Overall: A bit too sweet for me, but not sickeningly so.
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outlawskies (447) - - NOV 4, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Julie says that is nice and Carmel ly. Slightly boring more complex than the dunkle at the hoffbrahuas she gives a 3.2
sturmthis (616) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft. Dark brown with fluffy off white head. Caramel malt aroma. Sweet caramel malt taste. Pretty good dark beer.