promontor (58) - - 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.
jmgreenuk (3563) - 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 (164) - Belmont, 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 (385) - 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 (328) - 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
eRock_2013 (145) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very enjoyably Czech Tmavy! Flavorful aroma, nice opaque ruby appearance, tastes of roasty malt with cocoa highlights. Manages to have both an earthy taste and a clean caramel finish. Has a great full body and is creamier than other dark lagers.
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vipinvelp (1887) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark ruby red, brown actually. Light brown foam head. Aroma is bit malty, bit caramel. Taste starts of little licorice, turning little caramel, not too strong. Lasting fresh taste in mouth. (Velp 201311)
gschrade (462) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish-brown with off white head. Taste sweet, Carmel, chocolate. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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darrennelson12 (350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
in bottle ... this was quite a nice easy drinking dunkel. Notes of cocoa with a creaminess to it ... better than expected and actually smoother than some of the German dunkels. I would buy this again
Jabic (385) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Molasses and deep toasted malt - a bit of mossy hops.
Ap: Chestnut brown and clear - medium light tan head with good retention and a thick ring of foam remains.
T: Dark caramel and treacle - sweet and bready, lots of brown sugar - rich toasted malt, quite clean malt profile - low bitterness, with a spicy accent - coffee and nougat on the finish.
P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Nice dunkel - great depth of malt flavor, lots of dark malt complexity and richness.
tampierre (680) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled , Pilsen , CZ , Malt,roasted,caramel and some bready aroma , Dark brown color with bigger lasting head , Sweet taste with light bitter long finish , Full body , Soft carbon , Very pleasant dunkel.