gnoff (7818) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 First rating
(Draught at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague, on June 24, 2008)
Labeled "Xantho Mimaradny Special 15 degrees"
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Roasted malt and sweet scnet. Coffee and roasted malt taste, also caramel. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.
(33 cl bottle in Plzen)
On June 27, 2008
Labeled 3.7% ABV though! - BB 21.08.08
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet a bit caramel and roasted scent. Sweet, butterscotch, roasted, metallic, dry taste. Medium mouthfeel an dbitterness. Metallic aftertaste.
ekstedt (5413) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, sampled at a RBESG08 bus trip. Dark copper with medium beige head. Fudgy, nutty, and caramelly with earthy hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Good balance with dry finish.
oh6gdx (20302) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 Draught@Pivovarsky Klub. Deep ruby red colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, some rubbery notes as well as mild sugar. Flavour is quite much the same along with some yeast and mild notes of licorice lurking in the background. 5 4 6 3 11
Bottled, from Alko. Very deep ambery brown colour with mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is mild caramel, some not-too-sweet syrup, mild sugar as well as some bready malts. Flavour is licorice, ryebread, some sweetish cookies as well as quite strong Saazy grassyness. 7 4 7 4 15
omhper (19336) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2008 Draught at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague. Dark brown, small head. Earthy and roasty. Sweet with medium body. Rounded but a bit spritzy and oily with some earthiness and notes of wood. Salty finish.
Marko (3922) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Vinarna Hrozen RBESG tasting from a bottle supplied by.. asheft I think (thanks!)
Very dark brown colour. Lovely nose. A pungent aroma of roast malt, caramel and raisins. A very sweet caramel tastes with notes of something I can’t decypher from my notebook. Go me. Overall, thought that it was a very good beer and certainly the highlight of the night until then. Bringing these to the tasting was a great idea.
coldbrewky (1423) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow....Bottle aquired at the beer store in Mala Strana Prague. This was a Dunkel? Had this while playing cards with my cousin back at the Hotel room. for me this was one of, if not the fullest bodied brews from the Czech Republic I had ever had. I was not struck by the forcefullness of ripe fruits as others seem to have been, it was there but I thought overshadowed by the bold volume of Saaz se along with the strikingly chewy mouthfeel of caramel and toffee. It was nearly too big for me at the time sice I had been traveling that day. Yeastiness in the nose along with hopped malt.
ogreface (1344) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sötét barna színű,szép kemény habú sör.Gyümölcsös,kávés íze és keserédes utóíze van.Kellemes!
armando629 (2408) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice dunkel beer. Dark brown body with a small and delisicious head. Aroma of toffee, some plum, dried fruits. The taste is sweet, coffe and chocolate with dried plum.
DruncanVeasey (7160) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2008 Needed this to restore my faith in Czech brewing after the last (partial)drainpour. Briny catbiscuit aroma lurking with toffee once it’s warmed. Subtly smoky malt, cigar, insinuating chocolate. Bovril and Bourbon biscuits pointing towards the Baltic. Can’t pick out the hops, but they’re in there for bitterness. Solid silky brew. Wished I had a bigger bottle.
Quack-Duck (7794) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, bought in a supermarket in Louny. Clear dark brwon colour with an amber touch, large beige head. Full-bodied and very malty with hints of roasted malt, toffee and caramel. Rounded by Saaz hops which results in a bitter-sweet character and a dry finish.