promontor (67) - - NOV 24, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5l bottle bought at Bohémia Sörszalon. First of all, I am not sure whether this is really the Zatec Xantho. It is the botle shown on the picture and its label says Dark Lager Beer. No word Xantho on it. (The brewery homepage anyway says Xantho is bottled in 0.33 bottles...)
Anyway, here is my verdict: Neutral aroma, very little foam that vanishes completely very soon. Quite disappointing and quite unbelievable from a Czech lager. Taste is mostly sweet, bit roasted, bit liquorice. Very simple. Moderate carbonation. Looks and tastes like a dead home-brew. Did not like it.
askewbrew (15) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours to a buff head that lasts and laces. Transparent ruby black color. Slight roast and decocted malt aroma with a honey-like floral hop note. Flavor is reminiscent of molasses, coffee and toffee, with a balancing clean bitterness and hop spice. Mouthfeel is light medium. Overall an outstandingly satisfying and complex dark lager.
MisoW (1218) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Cuso, the only bottle in the pub. Pours dark amber color, lightly beige head. Aroma is honey, caramel, roasted malt. Taste is sweet, caramel, roasted malt, honey. Sweet finish.
Cuso (4429) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with MisoW. Cola brown color with enormous beige head. Roasted malt, coffee caramel in aroma. Taste, caramel, dark malt, coffee. Too much on sweet side for me.
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and chocolate. Flavor was lightly sweet with caramel, chocolate, toasted malts, mild hops and had a long bitter finish.
Serapac (100) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, Prague beer museum. Dark ruby, smooth medium beige head, rather quickly disappearing. Aroma only very subtle, but quite pleasant - mostly cocoa? Body lighter than one would expect, bitter-sweet taste, not much on the palate.
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Camons (5865) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Prague Beer Museum at Náměstí Míru, Prague. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel brown sugar, wood. Flavor is malt, caramel, wood, berries, sweetness. Thin body, lively carbonation. 200414
jmgreenuk (4258) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Prague Beer Museum at Náměstí Míru Prague. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is creamy caramel burnt sugar. The flavour is light bitter sweet with a watery red berry fruit dark malt light hop bitter palate with a short bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
maddmatt639 (227) - Pacifica, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium retention and good lacing. Smells of caramel and licorice. Tastes of vanilla, sweet malts and various nuts.
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Jamedra (447) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je znát po karamelu a má lehký kvasnicový nádech. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je temná rubínová. Chuť má kávový střed s nádechem třešní a kakaa, okraje jsou sladové a finiš je jemně hořký a nevýrazný.
msbernac (568) - POLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-ruby, clear, tan foam,
Taste-light sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter,
Palate-light body, thin feel, average carbonation, abrupt finish