ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 500ml. -as Topvar Premium Tmave. Dark brown coloured, medium sized pale beige head, pleasant coffee/chicory nose. Roasted malt, coffee and chicory with notes of (milk) chocolate. Nice roasty and bitter finish. This one was very pleasant surprise.
Marko (4869) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11% that’s weaker than the 10° used to be? Go Slovak Republic :D. 0.5l bottle, Topvar Premium Tmavé, brought by ogivlado from Bratislava and shared with me (thanks!)
Poured a very dark red-brown, almost black with a medium sized tan head that went away at a medium pace. Quite impressive. The nose showed promise too, dusty macchiato, pleasant chocolate, sweet and nice. And, to our delight, the taste fulfilled the promise. Nice bittersweet roasty coffee maltiness, notes of chicory, long roasty bitter aftertaste. A superb, well, I’d put it under schwarzbier but it doesn’t matter, a superb dark lager, especially for the strength.
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - DEC 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown color with nice creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts. Light beer, some coffee or roasted caramel flavor, Finish is dry. Good.
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transparent ruby brown color. Average frothy tanned head. Chocolate, molasses, coke, brown sugar in the aroma.
Mild sweet molasses, bread, liquorice flavors with light sour yeasty notes. Slight grassy hops in the aftertaste. Balanced, easy, pleasant.
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light dessert dunkel one. Althought the beer has a lower gravity, it is a nice one. It has a dark brown body with a huge and stable foamy beige head. In the nose i can feel some roasted grains, cocoa, some coffee, a light sourish yeast perfume. Medium bodied beer with a nice roasted character, cocoa-dark chocolate taste, some caramel, toffee. Fine roasted aftertaste.The beer was a positive disappointment. Not the biggest boom of the slovakian beer tradition, but a nice and easy drinkable dunkel stuff.