japi (160) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2011
[Can] A red-brown beer with dense head. It has coffee in the aroma, a bit of dark chocolate in the palate and roasted malty bitterness in the finish. Lenard (2) - ROMANIA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
Medium beer.Appearance is very good . Colour is medium black .................................................. bilcho1 (93) - Ruse, BULGARIA - SEP 29, 2017
500ml can from Billa in Sinaia, drunk at home. Pours with a creamy brown head that lasted a few minutes leaving heavy lacing. Probably clear, but it is so dark as to be opaque. Intense roasted malt, burnt toast, dark chocolate and hints of wild cherry on the nose. Mouth-filling creamy texture with slight sweetness and long-lasting smooth bitterness. Perfect balance of carbonation, sugar and bitter malts. Overall, a truly wonderful dark beer. Gangstergafje (1265) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2017
26-09-2017; bottle; at home (bought somewhere in Cluj Napoca, Romania).
The looks of the beer are very nice. I like it. The color of the beer on the naked eye is black. Only the strong flashlight from my phone reveals an extremely dark brown color, slightly lighter than black. The beer seems cloudy, but it is to dark to clearly tell. On top of the beer a thick layer of rough brown foam is formed. Foam retention is rather low. After a minute or so only a thin drape is left.
The smell of the beer is very nice. It is a pure Schwarzbier. The smell is filled with nice malty aromas. I smell caramel, some liquorice, syrup, toffee, chocolate and a hint of coffee. The later 2 are only mild. I also smell some nice dark fruit. There is a hint of plum and something remotely reminding me of cherry. Nice. Besides the malts and fruits, I also smell some hops. They give a nice fresh fruity twist to the mainly bitter smell. Nice.
The taste of the beer is als nice. I taste some nice malty rather sweet flavours, like caramel, toffee and chocolate, together with more toasty bitters. The fruity flavours are a bit less. The hops give a nice bitterness to the beer. It is nice, but some of the sweets are a bit weaker then they where in the smell, resulting in a taste that is slightly less balanced than the smell. But it still is very good though.
The palate of the beer is nice. The body is medium-full. The beer is quite smooth, with a slight sticky bitter thing. Carbonation is high. The finish of the beer is nice. It contains some nice chocolate, together with some nice flours of malts and some fruity hops. I like this beer. It is a very good Schwarzbier. Especially for a beer from a big brewery like Ursus it is remarkably rich, full and flavourful. I would buy and drink this beer again if I'd had the chance. Definitely worth a try when you're in Romania. Nice, since the fact that it is probable available from nearly every supermarket (given the fact that I bought it in a rather small supermarket).