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 (11893) - 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 (2851) - 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.
IuliusAugusuts (4) - , ROMANIA - JUL 8, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
For me the caramel taste is perfect. No taste of any fruits there ... some comments speak about this :)
Its perfect for a sunset on mountain.
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ando brought back a shlew of Romanian beers from his recent European excursion. I’m told Romanian beer can be a real special treat. Here’s hoping!
Apperance: Pours a clear, dark brown body with a lush, fizzy off-white head.
Smell: Bready dark malt aroma of caramel and molasses. Hint of almonds.
Taste: Mild caramel and molasses flavors with a moderate sweetness. Again, there’s that hint of almond. There’s only a very vague hint of hops. Ultimately, the beer finishes pretty sweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s okay, but so far the clear-cut winner of Romanian Beer Nite!
Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
*did not mind would not buy*
app: fine but not pretty
smell: sweet malt earth molasses kinda thing, light .. weak, too sweet.
taste: mild, brown beer.. like an amber bock from miller.. BUT with a nice pleasing after taste that actually hints at quality.
mf: fine.. a bit coating in the back
drinkable?: sure. not amazing but ok.
Gr0ve (2113) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Dark copper colour. Tall light beige head. Clear. Licorice aroma. Distinct münchener malt and licorice aroma. Roasted character. Hints of coffee. Quity syrupy and sugary. Strong alcohol character, but without dominating the overall picture. Clean sharp neutral hops. Almost no aftertaste.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big yellowish brown coarse lasting head. Dark red-brown body with carbonation. Sugary caramelly aroma with papery notes and a touch of wood. Sweet roasty caramel taste with spicy papery notes. Kind of watery. Short taste, fades out quickly. Papery taste lingers. (0.5l bottle at Old Centre Bistro in Brasov.)
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 Silva Black, my friends. And to my friends in Romania, Silva Bruna. This is hands down one of the best Romanian beers I have had. Being a beer enthusiast in Romania isn’t easy.This is a dark bock with deep roasted caramel flavor. You have to head north to Hungary, Czech Rep, and Poland to find this style done perfectly. Another beer of this style is Ursus Dark. Enjoy!
ogivlado (5402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled(500ml). -Dark amber/machagony coloured, medium sized white head, light roasted malt nose. The taste is also slight roasted malt with notes of coffee and fruits. Medium bitterness with some alcohol notes in the finish.