ordybill (1525) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a clear dark brown with a small off-white head. The aroma is weak by most beer standards, faint malt. The taste is sweet malt with some chocolate. Tastes slightly different from how I remember it while in Turkey.
Kleg (121) - The Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Turkey. Clear dark mahogany pour with a khaki head and good retention. Good lacing. Very pedestrian taste. Not a lot of any flavor. Smooth. Lightly roasted malts. Not bad but a little weak for a dunkel.
petewhitley (531) - Nagoya, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
roasty, coffee, chocolate, toast, black, minimal head, light sweetness, medium body, creamy. Deep chocolate, coffee aroma. Fairly sweet, medium bodied. A lot of chocolate in the taste. Quickly disappears from the tongue. Full-flavored yet not overpowering in any way. Nice.
monk191 (1881) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad for a domestic, but not great overall. Pours a pleasant deep Amber with little head. Smells malty. Taste is quite malty and a little watery. Had in the bottle in Istanbul.
shrubber85 (10959) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Roasted barley, toffee malt, and hay aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Sweet molasses, toffee malt, and lightly bitter dry grass flavor. Decent body. A year past its ’best by’ date but still not bad.
Foxbush (1897) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2016 330 ml bottle. At the President Best Western in Istanbul. The beer poured deep dark black color with a tan head and modest lacing. Some nice notes of chocolate. The medium body beer has average carbonation. This is a nice everyday dunkel with some chocolate in the taste. The beer finishes smoothly with no bitter aftertaste. This is my first Turkish beers.
prawlie (1533) - ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Istanbul. Pleasant malt aroma. This is a fairly easy to drink dunkel without the best elements of the style and the usual limitations. Its malty, clean and a little slick, but better than I was expecting it to be.
Rotin (1159) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 21, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.33l. Clear, brown colored. AROMA- low, toasted malts, chocolate. FLAVOR- lightly sweet, chocolate. Light bodied.
Ascelja (1153) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 21, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.33l, 5.5%abv. Clear dark brown body, minimal beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate. Taste is sour and sweet. Chocolate, toasty tones, malts. Light body, medium carbonation.
jpkeskinen (493) - FINLAND - FEB 17, 2016
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Tastes almost the same as regular Efes. A bit softer and a bit sweeter while looking dark.