mvp (174) - 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.
Reconqvista (322) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color beer with a frothy, big and lasting light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt with bread, caramel and alcoholic notes. Flavor is sweet, like toffee and caramel. Sticky dry end for a beer with an oily body and low carbonation.
hawanna (2562) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle as a Gift
black, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, cereal, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, herbs, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation,
artemb (52) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: roasted malts, burned bread, cramel, very light wine notes.
Taste: sweet, light to medium roasted bitterness, light sourness like roasted coffee.
Flavour has some roasted coffee, light liquorice sweeteness, dark malts.
Good roasted beer, maybe body is too light.
hdeak (12) - - APR 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice appearance, deep black colour. Too sweet a little bit for my taste. Long lasting foam. Nice surprise, make sence to try it.
Serapac (211) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark brown, massive beige head, good retention. Aroma malts, banana, coffee. Medium full body. Strong lacing. Taste sweet, malty, again bananas. Mildly bitter finish. Style reminds of Abts but with much lower alcohol. Not bad.
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Dorqui (2127) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned 0.50L. Elegant creamy nut head of long duration, intense deep black color, much elegant aspect. Intense nose of tesin, roast cereals, burned wood and cortex, good alcoholic much, equilibrste bitterish and pleasant solid body. Realy not bad for a canned beer
mike_77 (3789) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in colour. Aroma has some burnt toast and coca. Flavour is quite bitter with oodles of dark, roasted malts. Lighter aspects of caramel, coffee, tobacco come through too. A fairly smooth, easy drinking feel.
p33t (18) - Cluj, ROMANIA - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I don’t like black beers, but this one is the king. One of the bests I ever drinked. At first the smells and the color of the beer is makes huge impress on me . The taste is also good. You can buy everywhere in Romania, at first I drinked one, at a Pub in Székelyudvarhely , in Seklerland . About 1 euro and 25 cent.
YantarCoast (405) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml can via Moldova (thanks Dorin). Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, coffee. Taste is coffee, roastiness. Very smooth. I agree with other raters - it’s like a lite version of a Baltic porter.
Lenard (2) - ROMANIA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium beer.Appearance is very good . Colour is medium black ..................................................