Tranquillity (1696) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Dark brown with a thick, smallbubbled beige head. Sugary and roasted bread in the aroma, plums. Taste very fresh and hoppy, with a bit more sweetness towards the end. Very dry for a christmas beer (don’t actually know if it is one, there’s some christmas stuff on the bottle).
Dedollewaitor (15229) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a creamy white head. Strong & heavy notes of bread/ryebread, liquorice & alcohol. Taste is ryebread & caramel. Medium bodied. OK
ogivlado (6978) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled(500ml). -Dark brown coloured, medium sized tan head, toffee nose. Light roasted malt, caramel, bitter coffee and very hoppy taste with discreet notes of chocolate. Pleasant moderate bitter hoppy finish and aftertaste. Very good Czech dunkel.
KimJohansen (10408) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, tye brea and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with caramel, roasted malt, breadish and dark fruits. Ends sweet.
asheft (2891) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dried fruit and toasty aroma with detectable hops. Clear but nearly opaque, dark garnet with a lasting tan foam. Flavour: dried fruit, plum preserves, toasty malt. Sweet with only a little bitterness. Full body, almost chewy with a sweet finish.
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Pascal Sauser - clear brown colour with a poor head retention; some toasted malts, biscuity; sweet with a medium malt body; long almondy finish - a good one
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2011 Re-rate 6/18/11: Bottle. Very dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, some roasty notes and a bit of coffee. Roasty/toasty flavor with caramel, some dark bread and coffee. Finishes drier and a bit spicy and herbal. Medium-bodied. A good Dunkel. 6/4/7/3/14=3.4
(6/24/08) Draught at Pivovarsky Klub in Prague. As "Xantho Mimaradny Special 15°". Dark reddish-brown with a big beige head. Aroma of some toasted malt and some licorice notes. Sweetish flavor with some caramelly maltiness and maybe some faint hints of licorice. Medium-bodied. Decent. 6/4/7/3/13=3.3
(6/25/08) Draught at Pivni Galerie in Prague. Dark brown with a medium creamy stable beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, some dark bread, coffee notes and licorice hints. Sweetish flavor with some nice toastiness/roastiness, some caramel and some coffee. Medium-bodied. Very nice. 6/4/7/4/14=3.5
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Pivovarksy Klub in Prague on 6/30. Pours sark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. Very sweet with an interesting finish, almost floral. Very interesting beer.
TBone (15510) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby, almost opaque, nice creamy beige head. Toasted, caramelly hayish nose. Medium-bodied. Caramelly, malty-sweetish flavor. Rounded mouthfeel. Some woody hops in the finish.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a tint of red. Slight chocolatey aroma with a touch of menthol. Really caramelly in flavour with lots of residual sugars. Low bitterness and medium bodied with chewy mouthfeel.