Sigmund (5104) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the brewpub/restaurant at the monastery. Dark brown, nearly black colour. Thick creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, some leather, hints of treacle. Solid flavour of roasted malts and coffee, notes of dark bitter chocolate. Reminds me of a Baltic porter. Dry bitter aftertaste from the roastiness and hops. A very good beer - good enough to make me go back the next day for more! By the way - the brewery restaurant serves decent food too.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Sampled at the abbey restaurant, 04/25/05.Black colour. Medium, off-white head. Chocolatey, roastmalty aroma. Chocolatey, roastmalty, caramelly taste. Slightly sweet. Coffeish, bitter-chocolatey finish, which is quite lasting. Really, really excellent. With is biiter choclate flavour and its other aspects it is very reminiscient of a porter to me. This was the best beer I have had in the Czech Republic, so far.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap@Klasterni Pivovar, Prague. This is a lovely Czeck dark. Some light touches of caramel to start, but it quickly gives way to a a mocha/roasted malt character. Good amount of saazy bitterness in the finish. Nice and bitter, but soft at the same time. Extremely more-ish.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep dark brown colour with solid head that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is malty with clear notes of coffee. Flavor is again malty with some caramel and coffee.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, slightly cloudy, with ruby highlights. Thick persistent brown head. Malty aroma with a flowery and fruity aroma. Caramel, butterscotch, some light roastiness. Estery aroma reminds me of some Belgian strong ales. Flavour also shows dark fruit and coffee. Very good.
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(On tap at the brewpub) This beer was perhaps the best beer during my 10 days holiday in Prague. Strong coffee-malty aroma. Black-brown coloured with a creamy brown, thin and lasting head. Very smooth taste of roasted malts (coffee), sweetness and bitterness. Little sparkling. Good and well-balanced brew.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub.
Near black. Brown, creamy head. Huge flavour, coffee up front followed up by smallish chocoolate notes. Grassy, malty and well balanced. Perfect bitter finish. Maria took a first sip, said it was lovely, and burped.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moderately bitter, lightly hoppy aroma. Creamy light brown head, mostly lasting. Fair lace. Black body. Moderately bitter, acitic initial flavour. Lightly bitter, acitic (long)finish. Medium bodied. Watery texture. Licely carbonation and chalky feel.
MiP (13598) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Roasted, malty sweet smell. Almost black with almost white head. A little anonymous, easy to drink. Light sweet/malty flavour. Long aftertaste with a hint of coffee at the very end.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Back to standard with this dark beer - an aroma of pure caramel! I was expecting a sickly sweet flavour but was pleasantly surprised by the dryish caramel and fudge taste although the sweetness was still there. It finishes not sweet or dry but somewhere in the middle with the caramel making a return. It is improving on every visit, getting less toffeeish and more roasted - just like it's mentor, Flek. (Draught at Klasterni, Praha)