bilcho1 (102) - Ruse, BULGARIA - OCT 8, 2017
500ml bottle from T Market, drunk at home. Pours clear but so intense as to be almost opaque, an off-white head that settled fast but some persistent lacing. Dark brown-black in colour. Toffee, burnt toast, treacle, caramel and cracked wheat on the nose. Intense and lively in the mouth, with charred malts, toast and caramel. A bitter but well balanced finish. Overall, a schwartzbier with a side dish of porter. Very enjoyable. Theydon_Bois (20646) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle split at Leighton's 20K, thanks to the deviant himself for this Juan, 01/03/17.
Copper to brown with a decent beige cap.
Nose is biscuit malt, spice, toffee, light fruit rinds.
Tate comprises sweet malts, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Par for style. Plovmand (8624) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2017
Bottle. It pours dark brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is light roast, caramel and pouch tobacco. Light dark fruity notes. Toasted malty flavor with tobacco and toffee. thegreenrooster (4562) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2017
Pour is a near almost black with a small white head. Aroma is some caramel and oats with a bit of treacle and musty basement. Flavor is a burnt brown sugar and some raisons. Finish leave a little cola on the tongue. For a beer in a green twist off bottle from Bulgaria this is not too bad. Plenty of sweetish and earthy malt flavor. Some one below said this is between a baltic porter and a schwarzbier and I agree. wlajwl (7076) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2017
Aroma is dark bread and mild spices. The flavor is dark bread, caramel, malts and a medium sweet finish.
Scopey (15753) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2017
Bottle at Leighton’s 20K. It pours clear deep brown with a tick light tan head. The aroma is toasty, malt - driven, cereal, brown bread, cola and some dried fruits. The taste is toasty, woody, light roast, nut, leather, cheap cola, treacle and malt load with a dryish sort of spiced finish. Medium body and moderate - high carbonation. Little depth. Simple stuff. ccex (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2017
500ml bottle (labeled as "Veronica Premium Quality Lomska Dark Lager") pours a clear dark brown with a small, tight beige head. Aroma has roasted nuts, caramel, licorice, and something hard to describe without using the words chemical or medicinal. Taste is sweet with some sourness in the finish. Body is medium with slight carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. The label made me expect a boring lager. Instead, I enjoyed something between a baltic porter and a schwarzbier. madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
March 1st 2017mR_fr0g (13523) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Leighton’s 20K at his posh new gaff! Thanks to our host for this Bulgarian lager. Clear deep red - amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is light, mildly dry. reasonable fine carbonation. Soft malts, a little cream. Light molasses. Ripe fruits. Semi dry finish. Clunky but east to like.
Bottle shared at the Leighton mega 20k tasting. 1/03/2017. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A clear nut brown coloured pour with a fine beige head beige head. Aroma is plastic, nutty malts, toast. Flavour is composed of nutty malts toast, crisp finish, raisin, burnt toast. Palate is fine, frothy carbonation. . Rustic brown coloured pour. Crisp finish. The_Osprey (9163) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
St David’s Day 2017 - Bottle share at Leighton’s Hackney Pad of Mercifully Few Stairs. As ’Almus T’mno’. Big thanks to Leighton for this Bulgarian rarity. Pours dark brown, pretty much opaque in this light, big dense foamy brown head. Aroma is difficult to describe – something like the breath of a person who has a cold – mucus, plasticky. Also a bit bready. Body is light with tingly to spritzy carbonation, frothy in the mouth. Taste is earthy, cardboard, some building dark chocolate. Slight sodawater vibe because of the high carbonation. It grew on me over time. (2.5)