bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The colour is clear, dark brown with a hint of red, just like Coca-Cola. The foam is impressive, large and brownish, it dissolves slowly into a small white ring.
A burned diacetyl-caramel note dominates the smell, but there are also hints of hops, coffee and some grass/straw.
The carbonation is medium strong with small, lasting bubbles. Fresh!
The taste got some pretty strong flavours of burned malt and diacetyl. The strong, somewhat dry bitterness fades into a mild maltiness with some notes of gravy. The aftertaste is surprisingly mild with a fine, malty bitterness that is accompanied by some sweetness and vegetable stock.
This is a really nice and powerful dark lager. I liked it!
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pretty light, but its OK, some licorice and roasted malt, easy drinking, soft and innofensive, quite malty and soft.
sayravai (4654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Tapped) Dark reddish color with a large head. Faint, earthy aroma with some roasted malt. Sweet, caramel-syrupy oatmeal-porridge flavor. Light to medium-bodied, sugary and low-carbonated palate. A good looking dunkel, but unfortunately spoiled with excess sweetness for the quite watery body. Not well-balanced.
Ungstrup (26237) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep red beer with a beutiful light brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of roasted malt and roasted bread. The flavor is of sweet caramel and roasted bread, but the body is thin.
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown reddish body with a medium tan head. Sweet aroma with tones of burned brown sugar and coffee. Also brown sugar in the flavor along with roasted malt. Very sweet and a little cloying.
Hildigöltur (5106) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Brown coloured. Fruity and malty aroma. Very thin flavour. Malty and dry. Quite boring and one dimensional.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have reason (that I'm not letting on!) to be in Sumperk in the Jesenicky region of Moravia a few times a year. Sumperk is a good drinking town with a good choice of beer available but this is my drink of choice when there. An inviting chocolate and toffee nose leads to a sweet chocolate and caramel tasting beer, smooth silky and relaxing. The short finish has some dryness to balance the caramel sweetness. Maybe a touch on the sweet side, but a good beer to sit and drink with friends, and it has a bit of character too. (sampled on draught at the Gastro bar, Sumperk)
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, with a nice head. Aroma from chocolate and toffee. Flavor from whipped cream, toffee and nice chocolate. Ends with a pleasant bitterness.
pilsnerrogge (2271) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour with ruby highlights. Nice tan head. Ultra-smooth, creamy toffee-aroma with roasty/smokey notes, maybe there's some licorice-aroma as well. Light mouth-feel, roasty chocolate flavour. Tasty!
Ingevara (711) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2005 Soft and comfy. Easy sweet drinking, with caramel and coffee. Its sweetness is not overwhelming, but rather well balanced. Could use lots of more hops, though.