mbeere (1) - Collierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great color and texture. Toasty malt with brown sugar tones. Very little hops flavor. Definitely the best dark beer in Slovakia. Bottled in Smolenice SK
ogivlado (4990) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the 1.Slovak Pub, Bratislava, Slovakia. –Certanly the best slovak beer that I had in Bratislava, dark brown coloured, minimal pale brown head, roasty malt flavor, chocolate and mild coffee aroma, pleasant light sweet finish
asheft (2265) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on tap somewhere in the Czech Republic]
Clear, ruby-black (almost opaque) with a filmy, beighe head that formed a thich ring and nice lacing. Creamy and toasty malt aroma with just a touch of noble hops. Is this a schwartzbier?: Sweet, lowly toasty malt that gives way to a gentle hops and malt-derived bitterness. Interesting blend fo lager and dark malt--almost makes a creamy, minty flavour. Light to medium body with medium carbonation and a little lingering bitterness.
mdulcey (4) - Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap in Kosice. A very dark brown beer with strong roasted malt flavor. Moderate head as served (at cellar temperature). Just enough hop bite to clear the malt from the palate. A fine example of a dark lager, and the best beer I had in Slovakia.
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Intensely dark brown, very small head. Sweet with roasty malt, coffee with cream and some blood. Grass and some licorice in a salty finish.
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottled. weirdo aroma of brown sugar and roasted capsicum. plenty of brown sugar flavour, a bit too sweet, quite light
Jukkabro (3486) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black colored with light brown head. Chocolate and malty aroma, nice one. Last week I travelled through Baltics drinking almost 10% alcohol content beers, now this 3.8% feels pretty mild. Chocolate flavor is strong in start, ends to be very fruity. Long lasting aftertaste is nice, for me some strange hops maybe used in this brew. Carbonation could have made this beer better, still very good and different beer. My first beer from Slovak.
MiP (12242) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black. Light brown head. Quite sweet, but with some stouty liquoriceness. Aftertaste liq. A little less sweet and this could have been great.