Borresteijn (6969) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
50cl Bottle from Tesco Plzen. Deep dark brown to black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, burnt caramel, nuts, dusty cocoa. Flavour is light sweet, cocoa, roasted malts, light coffee, nuts, bitter burnt caramel finish. Light-bodied. Good dunkel imo. FatPhil (15965) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2012
500ml bottle - shared by Marduk - thanks. Was 3 months past BB.Marduk (7596) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2012
Nice soft roast, some chocolatiness to it. Fruity apple/orange retronasals. Very simple soft roast in the taste too.Finish has very dark burnt malt bitterness, with slightly metallic hints. Full and smooth palate, just gently sweet to keep it smooth, but not sugary at all. Carbonation is pleasant. Super easily drinkable dunkel, just what I like in a dark beer - would session this. Not showing signs of age at all, if anything the dryness might be aided by the age, and a positive thing.
500ml bottle (BB 16.08.12). Dark brown color. Nice tan head, disappears fast. Mild roast, caramel in aroma. Somewhat metallic, roast, slightly nutty, fresh (mint?) flavor. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2012
500 ml bottle. BB 26/02/13. (Globus) Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.ekstedt (6708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
Clear dark amber colour with small to average sized fluffy light tan head.
Caramel and toffee sweetness, malt and mild diacetyl in aroma.
Flavour is sweetish with dry hoppy twist. There’s liquorice, toffee, dry hops, malt and dark fruits in flavour. Rather balanced and interesting.
From a 50 cl bottle. Clear chestnut, medium beige head. Toffeish and caramelly aroma with some chocolate, and herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low bitterness.
McTapps (6856) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2013
Dark brown-ruby colour with big and steady ehad and medium to smooth body. Nose of sour malt. Taste of dark nuts, dark bread, vanilla, torf, rich malt and caramel. Little bit too metallic finish, but otherwise really nice and easy to drink. Holmen1 (5839) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Flaske fra Holmens importavdelig, ombord pĺ pĺ Fridtjofen jan-14: flott storboblet skum som legger seg ned til en hřflig gardin. God aroma av malt og mřrkerřde bćr. Frisk men kort smak uten den store fylden. kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2014
Draught at Pivovarsky Club, Prague, January 2014. As Svijanska Knezna Tmavy Special. Clear dark brown with thick beige head. A little coffee, a little chocolate and caramel in the nose, bitter, diluted black coffee in the mouth. Light body, light chocolate finish. flying_pig (1555) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2014
500ml Bottle from Prague Airport (60Czk):msbernac (2563) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Sweet with some sugar and chocolate coming through alongside some floral notes, background fruits and light hops. Some earthy notes, raisin and a little treacle coming through too.
Mahogany brown with a large, 2 fingers tall, foamy beige head with good retention & some lacing on the sides too.
Sweet although not as sweet as the aroma, slightly more subdued with more of an earthy flavour. Some raisin, hints of chocolate, caramel & dark malts with an almost nutty taste.
Smooth with about low to medium carbonation & an almost creamy body, the beer also has hints of spice through it.
A mellow and light taste that was easy enough to drink but didn’t really do enough to grab my attention or have me want to desperately take another drink. It was nice & the taste was well balanced but it just seemed like one big blur & I doubt it will be a memorable one.
Aroma-caramel, chocolate, cinnamon
Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish