Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2003
As it spills from the bottle, a very deep blackberry color, the head impressive in size, spumous in structure, light beige in color and the remining lace a nice coating sheet. Nose is caramel sweet, malt laden, fresh and pleasant to the senses, sweet at the start, lots of malt, the top thin and a bit watery. Finish is mildly acidic, crisply hopped, dry but the “thin-waisted” feeling detracts much and leaves me lacking and the best I can do is “Average”, and that’s stretching it a bit! Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Very dark bron color,strong tan head that has some real staying power.Malty sweet aroma,Mild yeastiness,with a mild hop presence.Mildly malty taste lite hoppiness very nearly no sweet taste as the aroma would like you to believe there is more.The feel is kind of weak,watery and if it wern't for the carbonation it would be a total dud.There is a slight roasted malt after taste but it doesn't last very long.Kind of a disappointing brew aracauna (3710) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Not a bad beer by any stretch, but not something I'd go out of my way for either. Very little complexity but the dark malts do factor into the flavor. It struck me as a fairly pilsner-like beer despite the darkness. LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2003
This beer poured nice and had a roasted chocolate aroma. It was a little less flavorful than I thought it would be based on the aroma. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2003
Easy drinking Czech dark with a nose I don't particularly care for. Quaffable, but certainly no standout in the wonderful world of dark lagers.
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Brown purple color; slightly thick, tan head; Nose of chocolate roasted coffee- yummy. Good coffee character- lots of roasted malt. Not shabby at all- could give Kostritzer a run for it's money. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Sweet brown sugar and molasses nose. Deep and dark with a brownish-red hue. Mouthfeel is super smooth, heavy on the tongue and wholesome; very soft, velvety texture. Gentle carbonation comes out near the finish. Brown sugar, chocolate, molasses and toffee notes; mild roastiness. Finishes surprisingly clean (for such a malty beer), almost dry. Pleasant flavors in the aftertaste. Kaya161 (1142) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2002
Nice chocolate aroma. Good dark brown colour with a rocky, cream coloured head. Medium bodied. Nice smooth flavour with a hint of chocolate and roast malts. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 26, 2002
Dark brown color, large head. Dark roasted malts, slightly sweet, lightly hopped, not a lot of bitterness. Medium bodied dark ale. Mouthfeel is full round and smooth. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty and slightly bitter. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 Deep malt fruity aroma, very bock like, slightly roasty. Thickish mouthfeel, medium bodied with fair carbonation. As expected from aroma, emphasis is on the malt, gains a little dryness and bite in the back, finishing with a coffee roastiness.