Gr0ve (2077) - 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 (5812) - 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 (5287) - 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.
fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. 7% - Dark machogany color with a medium off white head. Strong, fruity aroma. Light coffe in the background and strong sweet, fruity taste.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned. Not much aroma, bit of caramel malts and hints of apple. Brown color, beige head, fair lace. Sugar, bit of caramel malts in the flavor as well, bitter, very sweet. Sticky start but soon very dry, twisting your mouth, and then leaves a bit warming mouthfeel in you throat.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahogany beer; initial golden-yellow head, collapsing. Sweet caramelly, alcohol, bit of madeira/oxydation (BBD nowhere near!), bit of wood, dark leaves. Also some dark, sweet bread aroma. Outspoken dry, near bitterish taste, with bread and malt flavours. Some basic hops, and a bit apple-like flavour. Fleetingly, but very outspoken non-sweet licorice flavour. Rather light body, very dry. Aftertaste reverts to vinous, madeira-like impression. This is supposed to be a Belgian recipe. It doesn’t taste like one, but if the brewers claim it themselves, we have to believe them, of course. Anyway, it’s the best Romanian beer so far. Thanks to Romania-traveller Stef!
Sorlap (1) - Mezőtúr, HUNGARY - OCT 4, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is not a black beer. Nice dark machogany color, and fizzy foam. Strong, fruity aroma. Light coffe in the background and strong sweet, fruity taste.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7.0%. More porter than bock... Dark, almost black with pleasant brown "porterish" head. Medium body. Quite coffeeish, bitter and acidic.
omhper (18314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown. Sweet with coffee aroma, lightly sourish. Medium bitterness.