promontor (102) - - 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.
dnicolaescu (1624) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 6, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear dark brown, beige head. Both the aroma and the flavour have dark toasted bread, sweet bread, dusty cereals and spicy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is smooth enough - just a bit of the pungency that lagers have when they get too strong. Nothing fancy, just a decent tmavy.
Towey1989 (1448) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at U Kunstatu, Prague. Pours a deep brown colour with a fizzy off white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, some other dark fruits, slight toffee, a little roasted malts and subtle brown sugar. Taste of caramel, raisins, dark fruits, some toffee, slight nuts, a little brown sugar, a hint of chocolate and subtle herbal hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A short, fruity, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. A decent dunkel, sweet caramel and lots of fruit. Late hoppiness but a little short.
rarbring (2105) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall: Roasted bread, dark fruits, chocolate.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2016-03-05.
pityu (483) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Clear light brown colour, small beige head, poor retention. Nice fuity and toffee aromas with some chocolate, dried plum. Taste is sweet, gently roasted malts, chocolate, plum jam, caramel, chestnut, cranberry. Medium body, moderate carbonation, fruity and chocolate aftertaste, a bit dry finish with some tartness. Nice, fruity dark lager.
phfyysik (384) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown clear with small head. Aroma is malty, some roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, hay. Flavour is a bit sour, a lot of honey, a bit oily, caramel, some roasted bread. Quite ok!
VamboladeTolly (1234) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber/brown with small white head, doesnt stay. Aroma: malty, caramel, weak roast, toffee, hay, weak smoke. Taste is sweetish, caramel, sweet berries, weak honey. Ok. Drinkable.
allmyvinyl (8678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Premium Czech Beers online. Pours clear mahogany, no head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, faint herbs. Taste is sweet, toffee. Sweet finish.
KyotoLefty (8730) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Base Camp. Brown-orange, thick, low head. Sweet, malty nose, caramel, chocolate, dunkel-like. Earthy caramel, chocolate,mpepper, ncdl yhopped, finishes relatively dry, a touch of tartness.
nearbeer (4610) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml. bb 09 09.16. Clear deep brown with a lasting film of foam. Nose is cocoa, caramel and a bit of dry grass. Flavor is the same with a nice dry roasty finish to balance the big malt. Light-medium body has a nice balance and a medium carbonation.
Vincent68 (677) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fľaša 0,5 l z Nitrianskej pivotéky. Tmavá "kofolová" farba, pivo je číre, nižšia jemná pena. Aróma káva, karamel, prezreté ovocie. Chuť príjemná plná, sušené slivky, karamel, dozvuk praženej kávy. Chutilo.