triskaideka (336) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Bucharest. Pours black with brown/tan head. Caramel flavours with the dry stout-like bitterness. Something like a porter and none the worse for that. Recommended
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Villacrosse, Bucharest. Dark black color, head is average. Nice malty dark beer flavor.
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5 l can as a gift.
Deep brown near black one with a froathy medium tan-light beige head. Aroma of sourish yeasts, some burnt wood and roasted grains, liquerice, caramel. Medium bodied one with some roasted grains, moderated ash and burnt wood, sourish yeast. Not bad - not good.
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a thin head. Malt-forward aroma is clean molasses and caramel. Rich caramel, more like a Baltic porter than anything else, but not quite that either. Finishes sweet with earthy liquorice notes. The only serious go-to beer in Romania.
inbirraveritas (1472) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep dark brown/ruby in colour with a creamy beige head.
Cara-malty nose and aroma escorted by bread and mild chocolate underpainted by roasted malt. Some fruity accents appearing, too.
Nice creamy mouthfeel.
Sweetbitter and gently warming finish with coffee and breadcrumb.
Tim Webb (345) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle in Sighisoara, northern Romania. I can see that the exotica politica could give this beer a leg up and it is by no means poor, but its dark allure seems to me to come more from molasses than skillfully blended darker malts. Plain and nice but not the top quartile in my view. And schwarzbier is a bit of a cop-out as the connections in this part of the world are with Scandinavia, so bokking it up a bit might bring more authenticity.
50belair (3315) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Dark brown/black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas. The body and carbonation are good. Nice roasted malt and bitter chocolate notes with just a hint of cola. To be honest, I did not have expectations and am pleasantly surprised...
vipinvelp (3674) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch dark, black with solid brownish foam head. Lacing to glass and sticking to lip. Aroma is chocolate with caramel and toffee. Taste is nive bitter with good chocolate/coffee taste present. Nice bitterwseet aftertaste. (Bucharest 201208)
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle is better than draft with this one, generally...Is black, and nearly opaque with a stable tan head
Very pleasant malty aroma if brown bread and mild chocolate
Pure bready malts are creamy and smooth on the palate with lingering spice. Very nice.
mvp (227) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was brought to me from a co-worker returning from a trip to Romania. First and foremost thank you Delia for taking the effort of buying this beer and traveling with it half way across the world so I can try it.
The Aroma was evident went I was decanting it from the can. I picked up bread, charcoal and spicy aromas with slight hints of fruit. The beer had a off white to a light brown frothy head that diminished leaving a small amount of tracing. The color was clear black that wasn’t transparent.
Initial sip started out kind of sweet. Then a little sour. Finished with a heavy bread flavor with somewhat of a harsh and aftertaste. The palate was light with an oily texture and soft carbonation.
I originally gave it an 11 out of 20 overall score. I’m going to change it to 12 because it came out of a can instead of on tap or out of a bottle and it traveled on a long journey.