inbirraveritas (1562) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 14, 2009
0.5 l bottle.
Dark non-transparent brown/black colour, nice medium-lasting beige head, soft carbonation.
Smell of sweet and roasted malt with notes of coffee.
Sweet taste, good and light-sticky body.
Flavour’s roasty, sweetish amd coffeebitter.
Finish is bitterdry.
Pleasant Bock from Dreher Breweries. Rune (12587) - Tromsř, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2009
500ml dark green bottle brought back home from Budapest by Frau Eva, thanks. Tan head blanketing the glass. Deep, near mahogany coloured body. Smell of dark fruits and roasted malts. Dark and dried fruits in flavour supported by liquorice and a weak touch of alcohol. On the sweet side of a bittersweet ending. Has absolutely got its moments of joyful drinking (shared with Finn, Tromsř 01.12.2009). Finn (7513) - Tromsř, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2009
Flaske 0,5l delt med Rune. Takk til Eva som dro denne hjem etter tur til Budapest. Mřrk brun pĺ farge. Nesten svart. Svakt farget luftig skum. En god og sammensatt aroma med frukt & lakris. Smaken er sřt frukt. God - men litt for sřt. Ettersmaken er syrlig & sřt. Et nytt land for meg! MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at LCRBM #5.DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 18, 2009
Clean dark brown with a thin beige head. Looks like a dunkler bock. Lots of liquorice and sweet malt. Bit caramel and some lively carbonation. Dull but not bad for a SABMiller product I guess.
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 Re-rate 3/8/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Dark brown with a beige head. Malty aroma with some fruitiness, some chocolate, caramel, nutty notes and vegetal and acidic notes. Sweetish malty flavor with a bit of roastiness, chocolate notes, caramel and a finish that’s a tiny bit drier. Medium-bodied. Not bad. 5/3/6/3/13=3
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2009
[9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Black-colored. Aroma of malt, grains and licorice. Sweet flavor of candies, sugar and licorice. Medium-bodied. 4/4/5/3/10=2.6
@ LCRBM 2009. A clear dark brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of malts with fruit like cherries. The taste of bitterness and fruits like cherry. It’s sweet and a bit watery. The aftertaste is sweet dry and some bitter. JorisPPattyn (9928) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2009
Small, yellow head over opaque dark brown beer. Sweet, watery maltnose with strong liquorice note. Sweet, bready beer with flavours, reminiscent of liquorice and bilberry. Pretty flat. Medium bodied at best. I suppose it’s OK, but I think I prefer Tokay Aszu... sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 14, 2009
No 789sebletitje (10059) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2009
Can 500 ml, rated in Bogacs, Hungary.
Appearance: Pours very dark, not see through rubby to amber body in colour, in texture body is practically not see through but still it is easy to say that it is crystal clear, carbonation of the body is moderate but hard to notice due to body intensity, head is initially medium, slowly decreasing to small, leaving nice lacing, cappuccino like, yellowish brownish in colour, frothy in texture and very stable.
Aroma: Slightly burned and toasty malt, very nice vanilla-flowery hoppy profile, pleasant and strongly pronounced malty base, especially plum, redberries, wildberries, cranberries, red wine grapes, cappuccino, good quality hoppy, Munich malt, whipped cream, butter, butterscotch, very complex with many hints being really hard to describe.
Flavour: Very nice atrongly roasty and slightly alcoholic front, very mellow with reduced sourness to almost non-existant, Munich malt, toasted and roasted grains,perfect quality coffe, toffee, vanilla, flowery hoppyness, butterscotch, caramel, gentle saltyness, gentle alcohol warming up the easters and very long finish duration.
Palate: Body is full, texture is dry, carbonation on palate is moderate, finish feel is a bit alcoholic, highly astringent, dusty, strongly bitter, very long and pleasant.
draft in Budapest Hungary.
pours dark brown, thick beige head.
Aroma, light roastiness, caramel is rather noticeable.
Taste, malty, light caramel, sweet, some hints of cocoa/chcoclate with light bittersweet finish. FatPhil (15965) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 500ml bottle (Hungary) - Shared by Mirjukka and Janne - thanks!
Deep brown, beige head. Stodgy porridge aroma. Some saltiness and alcohol. Fizzy palate but also very sweet and sticky. Some alcohol, but a full decent roasty body. Stodgy, caramelly.