wxman (1584) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2011 Deep dark garnet color with a thin brown stout-like head. Burnt caramel and dried dark fruit aroma. Sweet yet tart vinous taste with accompanying characteristics of licorice and molasses. Some raisins as well are present. Alcohol very nearly un-noticable. Good stuff, but a little too sweet.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a small tan head forms the disapears on the top of this black brown lager. sweet raisin and molasses arise from the glass along with notes of vanilla. very sweet milk chocolate flavor with a distinct european malt flavor and a faint bit of hops coming into play on the end. tastes more like a lacto stout. wouldn’t have guessed the alcohol content is 10%. not a great dopple example but i would drink again.
goozen (3417) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,5ltr bought in Karlovy Vary, Czech Rep: Black looking "Imperial Czechian Stout?" with note from dried fruits and some wine carachter, just great.
Geiserich (3740) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Sweet aroma, light malty with intensive alcohol notes. Roasted malt and toffee. Foamy creamy off-white head. Dark brown, light reddish color. Flavor is rich, very sweet but balanced by an intensive acid touch. Notes of cherries, rum-plums, candy and burnt malt. Dry, roasted malt bitter end. Long, bitter finish.
VilleH (31) - Vieremä, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(500 ml bottle) Syrupy, molassy aroma. Deep brown appearance with a weak foam. Really sweet tasting beer, where you can find a hint of molasses and cocoa. Too sweet beer for me. Maybe good beer with a right kind of food.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark bloody black color w/ a medium sized semi creamy froth. Decent head retention w/ a full canopy and thin ring for lacing. Aromas of fruitcake, cocoa, and mildy roasted earth. Medium full nectar w/ mellow residual effers. The texture is creamy. Full on sweet malts right upfront w/ a slight residual tartness on the palate after the downsip. This reminds me of Porto. Big fruity sweet flavors that turn earthy and slightly sour. A mild roast component is defined. Flavors have a baked character to them and are as follows. Grapes, black cherry, plum, melon, licorice, molases, brown sugar, leather, and a slight moldy must. The finish is only slightly bittered more of a sour nature. Long and sweet lingering flavors, very sweet indeed. This bottle is marked on the back w/ numbers that seem to be a freshness date in the European format. it reads 03.12.04. Either way, this brew has some age on it.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lots of brown sugar and malt dominate the aroma.Pours dark brown with a hint of a reddish hue.Has a thin tan head.Lots of sweet malt in the flavor.Full mouthfeel with a littlte too much of a sweet finish.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Captain Cougar. Tons of malt in the aroma and some sweet caramel scents. Black pour with a medium head. Medium palate. This is just way too sweet for me. Tons of brown sugar--more than a Mephistopholes--a hint of alcohol along with the sugar rush. Not good.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Prague-07. Deep black colour with very faint beige head. Sweet roasty aroma, a bit of coffee. Taste of roasted coffee with light body. Aftertaste a bit long, but very drinking despite high alcohol content.
ogivlado (6428) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled (500ml). -at U Medvidku, Praha. as Primator Double 24°
Pours a brown colour with almost no head and sharp unpleasant vinager nose. Sweet malty, chocolate and vinager aroma with too sweet finish and robust alcohol taste. Oily.