D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome dunkel. Dark colour, roasted cofee flavour, some caramel notes. Very creamy with pleasant dry end. Splendid; if this is a mainstream Slovak beer then I’m moving south.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (4.1%). Dark ruby red colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, plum and mildly roasted malts. Flavour is caramel, roasted malts and slight hayish notes. Pleasantly smooth brew. Easy to drink and wellbalanced.
TBone (11379) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, alc. 4.1%.
Dark red ruby color, small tan head. Sweetish, a bit roasted aroma. A bit sweetish, slightly roasted. Some grassy notes. Quite typical dunkel but too sweet for my liking.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dar colour, aroma of coffee, molasses and licorice. Rather sweet, but good, but some more hops would have lifted it even more.
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 (5294) - 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 (2372) - 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 (18371) - Tyresö, 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 (5815) - 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