judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, mahogany color with thick, but not stable beige head. Moderate caramel aroma with slight grassy hop edge.
Medium roasted malty based flavor with distinct coffee bean dryness and slight dark chocolate notes. Medium roasted finish.
Diar (121) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap at Pivovarsky Klub, Praha as Xantho Mimaradny Special 15 degrees) A dark amber/black beer with thick, roasted foam. thea roma is full of roasted tones and iIt has a nicely roasted taste with low bitterness. the palate is decent and the aftertaste is slightly sweet and roasted.
sayravai (4669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottled, sampled earlier when RB was broken) Very dark, reddish brown with a medium, lightly lemonadey and lacy, fading head. Lightly roasty malt in the flavor, with grassy-herby hops and a touch of chocolate. Roasty-caramely, slightly sweet-sour-malty flavor with some burnedness, herby hops, and moderately bitter and metallic in the finish. Light to medium, quite thin body with fizzy-lemonadey carbonation. No Xmasy or warming qualities here. Too thin to compete with anything but Finnish bulk Xmas beers.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, pours amber with an off white head. Honey and floral hop nose. Creamy mouthfeel, carbonation is low to moderate. Carmel malt tones, some honey, and hop bitterness ends mildly dry. Solid.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 330ml EXP 20.10.09 from Alko shared with FatPhil & Anna on LLBF 161108 dark brown transparent scent: sweet Taste:dark malts dash of nuts fruits bit dryness in aftertaste. Reasonable but not my favorite.
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle. Mahagony color with big creamy head. Malty aroma with light roastedness, dark bread, smoke and licorice. Sweetish malty flavor with bready roastedness, toffee, some caramel and some herbal hops. Roasty and bitter finish. Nice to taste roastier czech beer for a while.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 0.33L bottle from Alko shop. Pale brown head. Dark brown colour. At the beginning mild chocolatey nose. Slightly bitter coffeish and malty taste.Slightly dry. Some syrop in the taste. When getting warmer some raisin in the nose.
tlind2 (1125) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Blackish-brown color, frothy tan head. Hoppy aroma with some mineral notes. Dark malty flavor with some very dark chocolate. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Fairly thick mouthfeel. It’s reasonable.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Dark clear brown, small fizzy beige head. Molassy aroma, little butter, syrup, herbs and salt. Some cherries in the flavor, along with mild liquorice, dr. pepper, herbs and syrupy maltiness. Little alcohol found. Light bodied, coarse soda like carbonation. Its got flavors, but just not all that pleasant ones.
rosenbergh (6660) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Finland.
Very porter-like beer for a München Dunkel. Caramel and warming alcohol.