nephirem (392) - CROATIA - DEC 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 0.5l. Deep ruby pour with one finger creamy beige head. Smell of malts, yeast, grains. Slight caramel.
Thin body with watery texture. Medium to high carbonation, prickly on the tongue. Moderately bitter taste and mouthfeel. Aroma of malts, yeast and grains. Slightly roasted, touch of caramel. Somewhat grassy. Pleasant, not imposing, perhaps a bit watery. Regular finish, slightly metallic.
Overall, quite good.
promontor (133) - HUNGARY - DEC 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle from a Tesco in Czech Republic. Dark brown body with ruby hint. Dark beige foam. Aroma is moderate, mix of caramel, bit of chocolate/cocoa and yeast. Foam has bitter, roasted taste. The beer itself is moderately sweet, with hints of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate/cocoa. Occasionally some hints of red fruits, i.e. cherry. Or maybe some nuts. Also, fruits appear in the aroma around the end. Palate is OK, medium carbonation, mouthfeel is mild and fizzy at the same time, medium body, or even light. Or at least light for a 13. Moderately bitter aftertaste of the roasted type. Excitingly complex but somehow not as harmonic as the better Czech Tmaves. Good one, but this lack of harmony prevents it becaming a favourite for me.
efeesse (485) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 25, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Black beer, soft carbonized, good volume of foam in the top, sweet end, (drunk a 50cl tap beer in Áčko, Brno, CZ).
gr_pa (522) - siemianowice, POLAND - NOV 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, medium head. Aroma: dry fruits, toffee, esters, after warming also cocoa and vomits. Medium to full body, light sweetness, medium bitterness. Flavour: dark malts, dry fruits. Finish: hoppy bitterness and bit of cocoa.
alex_leit (3283) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma: caramel, a little smoke and fruit, a bit of red wine. Taste: sweet, kvass, light acidity, roasted malt, dried fruit, not bad.
Orange_times (239) - UKRAINE - AUG 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2016 Pours in dark ruby cikiur with 1 finger size short living brownish head, fair lacing. Aroma of caramel, herbs. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet. Light body, thick feel, high carbinization, burned bitter finish.
beeracoon (511) - - AUG 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Medium-sized brownish head. Clear dark brown (nearly black) colour. Sweet roasty caramel aroma. Spicy taste and roasty palate. Very good!
gyllenbock (8572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Internationales Berliner Bierfestival 2016.
Dark brown with a tan head. A bit roasted with malt, caramel, dark bread and some hints of fruit. The finish was on the dry side and medium bitter.
Turtles (2353) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle @ Base Camp Bottle Shop, Prague. Deep mahogany with a tanned head that lasts for a long time and leaves good lacing. Sweet caramel nose, honey, hay and toffee. Thin and soft mouthfeel, mild carbonated making it really smooth. Sweet caramel taste, earthy and some grassy hops. Sweet finish. Well balanced and drinkable but not really a wow brew.
EvNa (204) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Color: Dark reddish brown. Light brown head. Taste: Sweet lightly roasted malts, caramel, hints of toast and red fruit. Littlebit greasy. Finish bittersweet. Medium carbonation. Very drinkable dark beer.