tomer (1529) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
0.5L bottle, medium lasting beige head with some lacing, clear,deep but not dark brown colour, strong caramel aroma with some dried fruits, flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of cheap brandy, alcohol strong and overwhelming adding an unwelcome bitterness. Could have been nice with less alcohol.
zvikar (2834) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear bronze to orange with a light carbonation and a nice tan head, aroma of malt, caramel and bread with some yeasty marmalade notes, flavor of malt, cheap brandy and lots of alcohol, some herbs at the finish, quite zesty, light to medium body, something in between Vienna and European Strong.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kaluga Brewery, Kaluga, Russia--Zolotaya Bochka Golden Barrel Aged Russian Lager--2007 16.9 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 25 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Bock--Amber. 2 @ $2.49 Each. Dense lacy white head. Clear bright rich amber color. Malty mild fruit hop smooth front. Mild creamy smooth caramel fruit mild sweet Amber Bock clean toffee hint body. Smooth malt spice mild hop tangy clean end. Crisp mellow no stank Amber Bock. Sampled 4/5/2008.
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of hops, caramel, weak apples, weak bread. A flavor of toffee, caramel, malt, weak hops.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium beige head. Brown body. Faint red berries aroma. Dry-sweetish toffee sugar and alcohol taste with roasty wild berry notes. Sharpish dusty mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dry papery grassy aftertaste with very harsh bitterness and fruity notes. Not really very nice. (0.5l can, grocery store, St. Petersburg.)
Ratman197 (9030) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of fruittiness, carmel and light honey. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of fruittiness, honey and light carmel with a crisp dry sweet finish.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Vlad. Pours a clear darker golden color with a moderate tan head. Aroma is lightly spicy, toasted malts and caramel. Flavor is also a bit spicy, with more toasted malts and light caramel. Not bad.
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Bottle from La Mesa Market. Amber/brownish in color. Sweet aroma with some maltiness and maybe a hint of chocolate. Good full bodied malty flavors. Some sweetness and spices as well. Finish is sweet and malty with a little bit of hoppiness. Pretty enjoyable.
Eructoblaster (2852) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - 500ml. Amber body with diminishing white foamy head. Fair malty aroma with hoppy and brown sugar notes. Taste carries some sweet and alcohol hints. It ends with a short bittersweet finish. Boring.
FatPhil (8585) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle - thanks SaintMatty
Deep copper orange, healthy tight head. Baked bread aroma, a bit fruity - raisins. Slight hint of alcohol (drunk at room temperature, so that’s less surprising). Fairly soft palate. Grainy and buttery, a little bit woody. Sweet spiciness too, almost peppery. Long woody finish. Quite sophisticated beer, covers the alcohol pretty well. Worth hunting out, very good nutty lager.