Braudog (6898) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Opaque dark brown with decent standing head. Strong burnt toast aroma. Smooth beer with a sharp roasted flavor, perhaps just a tinge of chocolate. Good winter lager. cansdap (17) - Madisonville, Louisiana, USA - MAY 26, 2005
It’s been a while, but this was an outstanding beer when I tried a six pack of it. The only place I’ve been able to find it was at an AAFES exchange at McDill AFB. Tastes in beer styles differ from person to person, so if a Czech/Vienna style amber lager suites you, make sure you grab this beer if you ever see it. Heavy malt flavor yet medium bodied. Nice balance with hops the way only only Germanic people seem to know how to do. Beautiful copper color and creamy head, what a memory of a fine beer. opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - NOV 30, 2000
I've always been a big fan of Czech beers...and this was no let down. You hear people talk about German lagers and Irish ales...but Czech beer seems to be short changed. I can't think of a bad Czech beer that I've tried. And after drinking Baron I still feel that way. This is a great dark lager. It's not terribly dark....but it's good. It's some what sweet..with a nice touch of roastiness to it. This is a very drinkable and beautiful beer. Czech beers seem to have th most animated carbonation I've seen....but maybe I'm just nuts. I'm sorry...but the carbonation is something special in these beers....it always amazes me. Has anyone else experienced this???? This is really a great brew though. Hail to Czech beers!!! Nodrog (13) - SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Beautiful dark brown Czech beer, somewhat similar to a schwarzbeer. Caramel sweetness, malty goodness, a bit of chocolate and milky coffee. Head dissipates too quickly and perhaps could have a little more body but this is lovely. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2002
I've only had a few dark lagers, but this is certainly in the A-class. Many have been flavorless and straightforward but this packs quite a bit of rich character. Dark thickish looks and creamy head are promising. A dry roasted coffee nose follows through in a palate that is creamy but refreshing. Maltiness holds up well whiel finish is long and roasty.
Darkover (1545) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Dark maroon color with a big beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and a little hops. Flavors of toffee and notes of roast and chocolate. Very drinkable. Lunkie (1965) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2004
Sweet chocolate fruit malt aroma. Dark bown red colour with good head. Fruity malt flavour with a hint of chocolate. Smooth palate. Yum! artyom (1230) - Osijek, CROATIA - MAR 7, 2013
0,5l bottle. Aroma is caramel, and a little bit roasted malt. Taste is not so bitter, what is excellent, and some toffee. Overall, it is great, very drinkable beer.