Sten (595) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Watery, no body. Not good, didn’t enjoy it at all. (Bottle 50cl)
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can 50 cl. Dark copper/amber, decently lasting large light brown head. Caramel and nuts. Somewhat sweetish with a hint of saltiness. Slight lasting bitterness. Soft mouthfeel. Light carbonation.
drpimento (2082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle brought back from Romania a couple of months ago and kept chilled. One of the best beers from the region! Poured with a nice head and some lace. Color is like aged cherry wood. Roasty, malty, a bit of anise. full body. intriguing. a nice hint of alcohol. Great finish. no off flavors. Better than than their other beers.
ekstedt (5076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
<i>Can (50 cl), thanks jhagmar</i>. Clear copper, large beige head. Nutty and carmelly malt aroma with notes of burnt sugar, some salty roasted notes, and dusty hops. Dry with moderate bitterness. Quite good.
oh6gdx (19915) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned (Thanks TBone!). Deep rubyish amber colour with mediumsized beige head. Leaves quite nice lace. Aroma is raisins, syrup, caramel malts and some mild notes of sour wood. Flavour is slightly smoked wood, syrup, mild alcohol and some slight grassy dryness. Way better than I thought when I saw the can.
bierkoning (9738) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thank you Tbone, for providing me with a new country! Can. Dark brown color. Molasses and apple syrup in the aroma. Sweet, grainy flavor with apple syrup, a hint of chocolate and caramel. Watery mouthfeel, yet medium bodied. This beer has quality problems.
DSG (4918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (thanks mom!). BB 01/01/2009. Deep amber-brown color with medium, slowly-diminishing, beige head. Malty and slightly bready aroma with some caramel and a bit of chocolate. Sweet caramelly flavor with some toastiness and a drier finish with some alcohol and light herbal notes. Medium-bodied with a quite carbonated mouthfeel. Could be really good without the alcohol taste in the finish but still tasty anyway.
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, Diesel Bar, Cluj-Napoca. Very dark pouring, and an immediate hit of liquorice and caramel on the tongue. A strong beer but not overly strong tasting of alcohol. Long finish.
TBone (11727) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can (BB 06/2009)
Chestnut brown color, small beige head. Alcoholic, caramelly, toasted nose. Caramelly rounded mouthfeel. Quite pleasant balance of alcohol, toasty malts and sweetness. This is a bit like Saku Tume. So far the best Romanian beer I’ve had.
Eructoblaster (2824) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Cerdul Carpati, Brasov. Nice brown body with a fair beige creamy head. Malty taste with caramel, fruity, and roasty hints. Taste, however, lacks complexity and is rather thin. Ends with a short bittersweet finish.