rcasta (839) - - JUL 12, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
desde porto para el salvador es una excelente cerveza oscura y suave, con tonos de caramelo y cafe y un balance inequivocable de sabor que trasciende fronteras - desde francia, super internacional.
andrepintado (1569) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got a bottle in a supermarket in Braga, Portugal. I thought this one was out of the market, but it seems that it’s back. Dark dense color with redish bottom. Thin to medium brownish head. Low sweetness. Medium to high carbonation. Coffee and roasted aroma.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of malt and slight caramel. Poured brown/red in color with a small, tan head that completely disappeared. Clear. Lightly sparkling. A few small particles. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt and caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt and caramel finish is dry.
Nickls (1887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Old BA rate Bottle courtesy of BeerTruck, huge thanks for the generosity!)
Pours with a minimal half-finger of tan head that dissipated pretty quickly, but left a small layer of tans spottiness; very dark brown verging on black, with clear ruby hints.
Lightly sweet maltiness; almost like a bit of lactose sugar in the nose, caramel?; touch metallic and only a faint hint of roastiness. The flavor does show the light roasted quality, with light hints of sweetness. It’s almost like a caramel light coffee drink, but only the coffee is really muted if present at all. Taste is actually not bad at all for the style, and certainly more interesting than most in the range.
Thinner body that is a little slick, and the carbonation doesn’t rear up to aggressively which matches alright with the taste and the overall delivery. Just OK drinking, and not a bad change of pace. Certainly not as hearty as I would have hoped
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a huge brown head. The aroma has notes of nuts, malt, and metal. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, nuts, and some metal, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and hints of coffee. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Finished sweet.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear dark brown with a reddish hue and a lacing beige head. Nose has roasted malts and dark fruits. Medium body, sweet roasted malts, overripe fruit and vanilla with no bitterness. 010510
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, dark breadish. Roasted, breadish, slight metallic, blood and dark fruity. Dark malty finish with a light fruity note and subdued bitterness.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 13, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thanks to rcasta who brought it all the way from Porto, Portugal. Pours dark brown almost black with a tan head. Sweet tones of caramel and coffee, lacked balance, needed more hops.
goozen (3066) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle got from friend who visited Portugal: Their Black lager style like their compettetors of Sagres and Superbock not bad at all.