Aresh (41) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like mouldy bread. Surprisingly refreshing taste, with bitter coffee taste, not bad at all.
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Sainsbury’s, London, UK. A nice, flavourful tmavy. Hops are present and accounted for, yet sweetness is there, too. Would drink again.
Frank (4058) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is kind of tough to rate. My bottle is seemingly old and oxidized and yet it’s turned out good. It is a garnet brown colored beer w/ no head and just a little touch of lacing. The nose is just a touch roasty w/ some toasted nut-like flavors around the edges. This is what makes me think it’s a bit oxidised, this nutty flavor. It is very much stronger once you taste the beer and it’s sweetness takes over. However, it is completely pleasant rather than cardboardy and stale tasting. I am not sure I am drinking this beer as the brewer intended--I actually rather think I’m not--but it’s still pretty damn good. I think it says something about their process that it can sit on a shelf for who knows how long and still not get all nasty.
3fourths (9264) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bad shape. Oxidized dark malt, burnt caramel / cola syrup, burnt grain husks, evaporated milk powder, minerals / cement mix. Medium body, lightly sweet cola, astringent char. Dry finish. Bottle didn’t keep during import and wasn’t cared for by the retailer.
stevoj (4293) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent dark lager, dark nut brown with small tight beige head. Sweet malt aroma, taste again is malt, molasses, some nuttiness. Smoky, burnt taste lingers on the palate.
joeneugs (6099) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased from Babushka Russian deli in Walnut Creek. It pours a very dark brown with a small khaki head. The aroma is rather sweet and malty with some light molasses, raisins, dark bread and lighter notes of cocoa and roasted malt. Sweet, molasses and light roast for the most part. The flavor is pretty much the same. Sweet malt with brown sugar, molasses, raisins, bread, and light bitterness in the finish. A bit too sweet, but otherwise very satisfying.
omikr0n (891) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma is cocoa, malt, slightly roasty and buttery. Flavor is quite sweet, malt, cocoa, roasty, smoky, buttery.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cafe Svejk, Frederiksberg, dk.
Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt. Flavor with metal, caramel, coffee and spices.
Beerheart65 (1490) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown to ruby red color (cola-like), clear, thin film of lacing on top. Medium strong sweet aroma has dark bread, syrup, ripe dark fruits. Watery feel, no carbonation, over-sweet, malty sweet finish. Watery and dull.
Andy_ (1064) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark reddish brown, cola-coloured, clear beer with little beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, little roasted malts and little coffee. Flavor is first malty sweet, then dry, ashy and roasted with little bitterness in the short finish. Palate is little thinner than medium but doesn’t appear as watery. Not bad for a czech dark lager.