Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Very dark brown with a reddish hue and a creamy, beige head leaving laces. Aroma of roasted malt. Medium-bodied with roasted malt, but nothing burned here. Dry as a bone, no sweetness at all to be detected. Dry, light bitter finish. 140107
saxo (15093) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are both caramel and roast malt.
LinusStick (3036) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad dunkel. I was interested in this because I usually don’t like Spanish beer, but I LOVE dark beer. So I wanted to see if the Spaniards could even the playing field. Not a bad offering as far as Spanish beers go, but also not a great offering as far as dunkels go. There was a malty aroma with a thin smokey aftertaste. The problem was there was no complexity. If I lived in Spain this would be the only beer I would drink.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice malty roasty coffee aroma. Brewed in the European tradition of a black lager or dark dark dunkel. Smooth drinking, but there was a smoky aftertaste that I dislike. Held it back .5 overall for that.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Papsoe. Thank you Henrik for including the humble and oft overlooked Dunkel style.
Settles a fairly undeniable black. I t poured a nice ruddy brown chestnut color, but in the glass this thing is solidly black. The head is bubbly, fluffy, mocha colored and just shy of the thickness of the middle and pointer finger.
Very light aroma...dusty perhaps, light malt, some faint stewed dark fruit that has lost all its pungency and faint grains.
Very watery fore. Quite bready with light sweet powdered malt notes. Liquid pumpernickel here. Mildly toasty. Has some rye bread notes too. Very damn bready ready really.
Enjoyable in a loaf of bread sort of way.
Borup (8532) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a cremy head. Aroma of fruit and chocolate. Flavour of chocolate, roasted coffee and drk malt with a bitter finish.
Aurelius (4742) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A certain frosty, freezer-burned aroma on top of roast and chocolate. Almost like a fudgepop that you’d dug out of the back of your granny’s freezer. Very dark, clear beer, nice embossing on the bottle, busy label, cool cap. Acidic, roasty, a bit vacant. Cat urine notes, somewhat off balance. Finishes acidic and coffeeish. Medium-light body. Some tart fruit in the finish. Overall, fairly drinkable, but not worth going to Spain for.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0,33l. Deep brown colured. Almost black. A creamy head. Faint aroma of chocolate. Strange flavour of cardboard. Sweet bitter aftertaste with fruity hints.Thanks to Egil Børge for taking the bottle with him from Spain.
Rune (9500) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle sampled with Finn. Deep rusty body. Off-White foam that last for a while. Roasted grainy aroma. Flavour is dominated by burnt, dark malts, chocolate and hints of brown sugar. Medium sweetness. Rather watered (25.10.2006).
madcurls85 (11) - USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very tasty brew. Picked up a random 6 pack on clearance for 3 bucks. For that price, unbelievable. Very dark color with virtually no head.