mvp (131) - 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.
Derbeth (123) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quickly disappearing head. Tastes more like a Baltic porter than a Schwarzbier - heavy taste, with strong roasty notes plus some ash. Not much bitterness. 50 cl can.
andriesradu (301) - ROMANIA - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle. Dark amber - brown almost black with a beige creamy head. Roasted malt, smokey, malty aroma. Flavor is roasted malt, light bitterness, acidic, coffee. Nicely balanced overall
Krennman (45) - - JUL 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Eines der leckersten Schwarzbiere. Sehr ausgewogener Geschmack, intensiver malziger Geschmack
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dnicolaescu (404) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head: beige, coffee, medium, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: deep amber-red, almost black.
Aroma: caramel, lollipop sweetness, minty, roasted, bready. Taste: caramel, roasty, slightly bitter.
burzzum (10) - hell, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, coffee, black, hazy, medium bitterness, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,
kerenmk (1563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Berăria Ursus, Cluj, Romania, March 2013. Black with a quick dissolving tan head that leaves a ring. Sweet aroma - plum, marmalade, raisins, very faint roastiness. Tastes slightly fruity and very, VERY buttery - WTF?!?! Medium body, smooth texture, long, sweet and a little roasty finish. 7/3/5/3/8=2.6
Draught at Caru cu Bere, Bucharest, April 2013. Malty, caramel, bittersweet chocolate aroma, roasty, sweet chocolate taste. 7/3//7/3/14
triskaideka (81) - 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 (527) - 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 (2323) - 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 (11031) - 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.