flying_pig (898) - SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap (Pint): Gives off a mild coffee & barely smell which also contains hints of caramel and possibly some nuts and very light vanilla. A nice cola like black with a tan head that is quite small but has good retention. A lot better to look at than a standard pale lager in my opinion. Similar in taste to the smell & a sort of mild Guinness taste. Coffee & barely being the main flavour with a burnt, light bitter finish. Nice and generally quite smooth. Not too heavy, more light to medium and very drinkable. A very nice beer that is smooth, pleasant & quite flavorful, definitely one I would try again. Reminds me a lot of Guinness, particularly in the taste department & probably the nicest beer I tried whilst in Slovakia. - - - - - /
BaroneBirra (244) - Gorizia, ITALY - DEC 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle from Bratislava. Mahogany liquid with a creamy, beige and medium lasting head. aroma is light burnt caramel. taste is very sweet, milky with licorice and smoked final. on palate really sticky. original but pleasant beer, sweet lika a dessert but very drinkable!
Cuso (4251) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma, caramel, coffee. Taste pretty the same. Average Dunkel.
madmitch76 (14446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
30th April 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Bottle in Bratislava. Dark lager. Light crisp start rapidly followed by a coffeeish bitter undertone. Dry finish. Very easy drinking. Nice.
drpimento (2173) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was my first (to my recollection) dark Slovak beer. Served with a fluffy, foamy, frothy, thick tan head that lasted and some lace. Color is a clear, dark garnet. Aroma is mild, roasty, dark malt, a little coffee, cocoa, & fruit. Flavor was the same with not too much sweetness. Reminds me a little of a black lager. Body is a tad light and has good carbonation. Finish is like flavor with short to medium length. Very easy drinking beer. Session
Geiserich (3295) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Huge creamy, brownish head. Dark brown to black color. Malty, medium sweet aroma. Some notes of roasted malt, wood and molasse. Flavor is quite sweet, licorice, sugar, cola, malts, roasted and burnt flavors and a roasty bitterness in the end. Quite complex but all in all far to sweet for me.
JorisPPattyn (7808) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2010 Huge cream-to-brownish head, very stable over deep garnet-brown beer. Thick roasted malts smell, melanoidins ŕ gogo, sweet, slightly woody. Sweet, liquorice-like with a burnt-metallic bittereness that doesn’t chase the syrupy sugarflavour. Chemical flavour that keeps hanging around. Quite slick, but light body. Way too sweet dull Dunkel. Many thanks to Lenka, Tomăš and Peter.
KyotoLefty (6172) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, bought and drank in Kosice. Good roasted aroma. Very sweet flavor, with caramel, chocolate, and cola. Not very roasted at all. Creamy, too sweet, and also has some artificial flavor. Not at all good from the bottle.
inbirraveritas (1216) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 l bottle as a gift.
Non-transparent dark brown (nearly black) colour with a beige coloured medium head on top.
Roasty and sweet smell, sweet taste.
Flavour’s of toffee and coffee, aroma’s flavorous and of roasted/caramell malt and citrus hops.
The finish is coffeebitter and moderate dry.
The body’s medium, texture’s light sticky.
Overall for me a delicious stuff, which is beside of that since years my No.1 Slovakian beer...
pivnizub (8745) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep ruby-amber coloured, thick creamy beige head that slowly collapses; sweet aroma of roasted malt and molasses; light to moderate sweet flavour, light bodied; light roast-malty bitterness in the light to moderate sweet finish. Not unpleasant.......