rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, beautiful huge offwhite head. Hoppy aroma with some vanilla notes. Vanilla and toffee flavor with some hops. Bitter finish with traces of malt.
pivnizub (8367) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 Bottle (bought at the brewery): Dark amber coloured, huge rocky brownish head, very long lasting; only shy malty nose with some fruity traces, too, and - yes - a touch of "cellulose-thinner" ! Weak sweetish maltiness in the beginning, slight bitter-malty taste, distinctive bitterness (cacao, chocolate) in the longer lasting finish; not bad, but rather thin for a 13° (5,2% ABV) brew, only small aroma....and brewed by the use of an ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER ("s umelym sladitlem") ! Presumable the reason for this cellulose-thinner aroma ?
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - shared by Marduk - thanks. Was 3 months past BB.
Nice soft roast, some chocolatiness to it. Fruity apple/orange retronasals. Very simple soft roast in the taste too.Finish has very dark burnt malt bitterness, with slightly metallic hints. Full and smooth palate, just gently sweet to keep it smooth, but not sugary at all. Carbonation is pleasant. Super easily drinkable dunkel, just what I like in a dark beer - would session this. Not showing signs of age at all, if anything the dryness might be aided by the age, and a positive thing.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dark burgundy sheet sends mineral and vegetables warnings. Something might be off. A little sweetness pierces through, but this is not appealing.
A frothy feel offers light roastiness, shy caramel, licorice and fruity shadows. Nothing’s off here thankfully. Barely any aftertaste, this bottle is mainly watery and bland, and moreover light years away from their ingeniously different and tasty Rytir Bitter.
Buying bread that looked good and discovering that it was just swollen with air.
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Baracnycka Rychta in Prague. Dark brown colour, impressive head. Flavours of roasted malt, caramel and hints of coffee and biter chocolate. Rounded with a hoppy backgrounds, which makes the beer neither bitter nor sweet, but very well balanced.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 First rating
Draught at "Irish Pub Dublin" close to tram stop Lipanska, in Prague.
Dark brown color, big white/beige lasting creamy head. Fruity and a bit burnt scent. Very refreshing. Low to medium bitterness. Sweet taste, mixed with a bit of burnt flavor. A faint bit of acid in the aftertaste. Very nice taste and easy to drink.
(Draught at a pub in Holosevice, Prague)
On June 25, 2008
Clear reddish to dark brown color, tan head. Roasted and sweet malty taste. Roasted aftertaste. Sweet malty and alcohol scent. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Combined rating: 6/4/7/3/13=3.3
shrubber85 (6507) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet toffee malt and dry cherry aroma. Dark chestnut color with giant, long lasting tan head. Sweet cherry and toffee malt flavor with a lightly bitter/astringent finish. Brown sugar aftertaste. Very nice.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cesky Raj , Wroclaw
Aroma sweet darker show with lighter caramel and brown sugar notes. Gentle hop finishing. 6-
Appearance excellent appearance. Fine thick haze on light garnet with touches of brown. Large, long lasting stiff beige top. Is this natural or nitro in play? 4+
Flavor and Palate : Caramel on earthy tones . wood , mineral cellar like depth. Soft fine texture. Very smooth , not too sweet. It does have right amount of dryness at finish, Balanced well measured dunkel. Solid choice.
Skinnyviking (6223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Very dark red brown body. Creamy nut caramel aroma. Relatively strong cocoa nut caramel flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carboation. Short aftertaste.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
How: Tap at Klub Skorpion, Pilsen, Czech Republic
The look: Very dark amber body with a medium tan head
To me a typical Czech Tmavé (Czech Black Lager) is: Dark malts and barely any roastiness sensation. Some dark fruits flavours (raisins with a little figs, dates and prunes) wrapped in smooth dark caramel (borderline toffee) and a subtle chocolate note. A bit bready. Moderately sweet without much hops presence and only a mild bitterness (voluntary unbalanced it seems). Very smooth body, like a watery cream.
This one: As above but a bit less fruity, a bit more roasted with light cacao notes.