KimJohansen (10406) - 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 (2825) - 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 (11155) - 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 (9563) - 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 (14899) - 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 (3846) - 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.
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Zatec brewery.
Pours deep mahogany with a nice, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, lightly roasted with some sweet sugary caramel. Okayish mouthfeel, just a little thin for the ABV. Soft flavour, lightly roasted but with good caramel notes. Pretty long and lingering aftertaste with a spicy hoppiness to it.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 33 cL bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a lacing tan head. Solid dried fruit ans dark breadish aroma. Medium sweet fruity and solid dark bread flavour. Light spice note . Ends dry and breadish. 6-3-7-3-13=3.2
From tap at Pivovarsky Klub as Zatec Xantho Mimoradny Special 15. Pours dark and hazy brown with a light tan head. Aroma is mild roasted malt. Flavour is mild sweetend with a light breadish note and mild roasted malt flavour. Ends mild roasted and mild spiced towards butterish.6-3-6-3-13=3.1
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Rich aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted and roasted malts. Sweet toffee malt flavour balanced by fine roasted notes. Indeed a very good dark Czech.