BBHansen (1125) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2017
Bottle @ Friends/chef. Appearance: pours clear dark brown with good beige soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, dark bread, chocolate, light alcohol and some faint floral notes. palette: strong roasted malty aroma, average carbonation, medium body, average to notable sweetness, somewhat balanced by a medium bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: very nice dunkel with lots of roasted notes and some hop balance
Rotin (1965) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle 0.75l. Quite clear, deep red to brown colored. AROMA- insipid, some cherries, some chocolate. FLAVOR- smooth, neutral, light bitterness, toasted malts, cocoa powder, water, touch of bread crusts. Light to medium bodied. Ascelja (1958) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2016
#1014FatPhil (17515) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle 0.75l. Clear, very dark red/brown body, medium beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, touch of chocolate. Taste is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Toasted malts and touch of chocolate again. Medium body, high carbonation.
750ml bottle (Koht Autumn Auction 2015)martjoobolut (5468) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2015
Nice deep reddy brown, large bready beige head. Odd aroma on pouring, not good, almost a bit sicky. Pleasant bready aroma, nicely toasted. Taste rather similar. Lightish palate, carbonation quite high, it’s a bit too fizzy for me, but swirls can fix that. Even more toasty later on. Lovely simple bready dunkel, me likey!
Bottle, 5.8% ABV (shared by fatphil, thanks!). Pours dark amber brown with brownish beige head. Aroma is caramel, malt, cocoa, metallic, acidic. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, bread. Overall: good.
suurjuust (3898) - ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2015
Brown beer, big frothy tan head. Nose is malt, dark fruit, something like perfumey bread, caramel. Flavor begins bready with more perfume, roast, mild coffee, nutty notes, vague hops. Lingering bread, some hops. k0mpsa (3235) - Tuusula, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Tap at beergeek, prague. Almost black color, tanned head. Aroma has roastiness, malts, rye bread. Balanced, roasty, bread, chocolate. wiedrzensky (1002) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is dark with big foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, bread, hazelnuts, soy sauce. Taste is medium bitter with just hint of sweetness. Medium body, creamy texture, light bitter finish. bartlebier (4242) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
33cl bottle bb06/2015 courtesy of motelpogo & mowbeer, BKL’s own Vladimir & Estragon - thanks! Beautiful no-nonsense earthy brown pour, generous cap. Damp cellar, brown sugar, roast and trodden earth in aroma, a hint of fruity brown mushroom. Very gratifying medium-full mouthfeel, then that exquisite Bohemian graininess, given depth by roast, some molasses, plum jam amd liquorice and kept dry by presumably Saaz woody/twiggy herbal hop notes. High drinkability, interesting due to earthy/damp offish notes. jfb (7139) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
(draught) deep black-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of sweet spices, toasted malts and liquorice, with a hint of caramel and sugar icing. flavour is mostly butterscotch and herbal hops, with a hint of brown sugar, some earth and brown malts. medium-bodied with average carbonation.