pivnizub (10573) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle:Deep ruby-amber coloured, stable and lacy off-white head, sweetish toasty-roasty nose, some malty bitterness in the background; light to moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light bodied, but quite soft; sweet toasty-malty finish, ending with a delicate bitterness. Surprise, a decent Dunkel, better than expected... AshtonMcCobb (6513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2012
50cl bottle thanks to onkelgobber. Pours dark brown with a red hue - a thin head. The nose has honey and gingerbread, going into Madeira. The taste has more of the cake notes with a nice cinnamon and rum note that stays with you. The palate is balanced with a medium body and texture. Overall, a decent beer for scooping. suurjuust (3504) - ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2012
Dark reddish brown, small head. Nose is caramel, malt, sweet notes, diacetyl and metallic hints. Taste has shortbread, grains, caramel sweetness, metallic hints. Malty-grainy finish, no hops to speak of. Not bad, but nothing special. Janek_Poducha (60) - Lubin, POLAND - OCT 23, 2012
Dark red to dark brown color, untransparent. Beige small rapidly falling head. High carbonation, medium body, watery, short sweet finish. Aroma: Sweet, fruity (red fruits), brown sugar, prunes, vegetables, Taste: Sweet, fruity, sugar, watery, very light toasted bitterness. Cunningham (7861) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
Dark colour with a small tan hed. Caramel malt aroma. Moderat sweet caramel malty and light hoppy flavour.
Marduk (7598) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2012
[Bottle from Opera Delikatesy in Warszawa, Poland]
500ml bottle. Dark brown color. Medium size, tan head appears, stays. Good lacing. Caramel, malts in the aroma. Very clean aroma. Caramel, malts, buttery, slightly metallic notes in flavor. Not bad, but very clean and boring. laiti (8374) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home as ”Старый Мельник Из Бочонка Бархатн& Rated on 29.04.2011zvikar (6068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 12, 2012
Aroma is somewhat sweet with syrup and some cheap licorice. Flavour is sweet wity syrup, kvass and some honey I’ve usually found in Latvian lagers. Quite unusual and better than I expected.
Pours like coke with a huge beige head, aroma of caramel, dark bread and cookies, flavor is sweet and metallic with some toasted bread, chocolate and vanilla, kvas like, medium bodied, OK kevnic2008 (11980) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2012
Dark brown colour with medium head. Aroma is caramel. Flavour is caramel, malt. geophagus (664) - Lubin, POLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Black, untransparent with red reflexes color. Beige small rapidly falling head becomes a foam. Medium body, oily, short sweet finish. Aroma: Sweet, malty, bready, caramel, brown sugar, a pinch of roasted malts. Taste: Medium to high sweetness, brown sugar. Average but definitely too sweet dunkel without any bitterness.