KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good and tasty Czech beer, one of the best beers available in grocery stores in Norway. Sweet malt and hoppy aftertaste give a full taste, certianly a beer I’ll buy more often.
CiroFerrara (85) - USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a dunkel by the Staropramen Breweries!!! So tasteful, that you can drink at any time. This is really a great experience. Typical standard for Czech brewers, the best in the world.
Skinnyviking (7744) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Small white head. Dark brown body. Malt aroma. Caramel hops flavor, low carbonation. Not bad at all!
ebarnes (260) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, in Prague. I lucked into this one. It was brought to me by mistake. Dark brown, with a nice tan head. Nice roasted flavor. No bitterness.
Habanero (3173) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tan, medium sized and avarage lasting head. Brown body. Aroma of herbs and some hops. Flavour of malt, herbs, bread and with small notes of dryed fruit. Watery palate. Tiny biter aftertaste
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small, tan head with coarse lace over clear dark brown body. Aroma is light and sweet; not very strong. Taste is clean, light, not too powerful. Malty, with quite a bit of roastiness; roastiness grows more pronounced in aftertaste, which also has nice, rounded bitterness. A well-made beer, but not very exciting.
Joffe (3) - USA - OCT 23, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer but not a knockout. Ultimately not as memorable as the Velkopopvicky Kozel Cerny beer, which is still the best Czech dark beer. Kozel Cerny (dark) did just win the gold medal at the Belgian world beer competition in 2005. Staropramen is great but not as great as Kozel. Compare them and you will understand.
ogivlado (6301) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Smickovska Peria, Bratislava, Slovakia. -malty aroma with nice caramel notes, fizzy mouthfeel, slightly bitter finish
yngwie (15194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Bottle. Dark copper with off-white head. A disappointing aroma, mostly light malty. More interesting flavour, with roasted elements and some licorice that hides in the background. There’s also caramel in the flavour. Nice hops towards the end. (050929)
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. pours a dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is malty and fruity, with roasted notes. Taste is sweet fruity, and of roasted dark malts