robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fun Looking Bottle. I’ll Give it That. Brown Coloring with Tan Head. Malty, Caramel Aroma. Dry, Musty Malts on The Tongue..Sweet..But Dry. Not a Bad Dunkel..But I Can Think of Others I’d Reach for First.
haf (528) - Gijon, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2005 Muy buena cerveza en una muy bonita botella. Es una rica cerveza tostada. Sabor dulce y agradable.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Body is reddish-brown under a quickly disappearing beige head. The nose has malt, caramel, molasses, and fresh baked bread. Light bodied, watery texture. The flavor was sweet, candy, malty. Not a bad Dunkel.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz jug with rubber stopper: explosive pop followed by a tan foam from the bottle top…a quick pour results in a dark red brown liquid with purple hues. Nice, creamy head retention. Deep bready aromatics, mixed with rum and liquid caramel. A whirlwind of carbonation swirls through the glass after each pour. Strongly spicy initially, with pepper and all spice gripping the tongue. Finish is full of gooey, bitter caramel and leaves a candish coating in the mouth. Not the sort of Dunkel I am used to, different and interesting.
Choos (595) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: like freshly cracked malted barley, sweet complex with some vinous smells mixed in. Appearance: murky dark brown with hints of red. Slightly off white head and some lacing. Flavour: sweet malt, some of the same vinous notes from the aroma and some mocha all balanced with a generous amount of hop flavour. Palate: a bit thinner than I would have expected for this and a slightly grainy aftertaste. I liked it!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep mahogany brown with big off white head...smell is roasted malt...somewhat sour roasty taste...smokey oak, caramel...bitter roasted finish...sticky mouthfeel...
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque brown with a thick beige head that quickly disapates, leaving a yeasty film. Aroma and flavor are very rich: malty, fruity ... like a caramel apple dipped in brandy or spiced rum perhaps. Sweet with a lightly bitter finish. Solid palate that stops just short of being syrupy. Excellent, robust beer ... a good nightcap. Interesting style ... it’s supposedly a dunkel, but it could almost pass for a barleywine.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As cool of a bottle that’s out there. Murky brownish red color with a small head. Aroma is mostly malt with some sour apple and caramel. Taste is roasted malts, caramel, spiced apples, and even more malt. Not much in the hops category but it works for me.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown with a small, persistent head. Malty, almost herbal aroma. Relatively mild but ’creamy’ taste. A little over roasted in the finish. Beautiful bottle.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: a clear, caramelly brown color, a solid, well-retained head.
Aroma: fruity and sweet.
Neat little hop appearance, quickly settling into the smooth and mellow. Light body, long, tasty finish.
Bright and lively flavor.
I struggle some over the style, is it a bock, a dunkel? No, a marzen?
Whatever it is, it’s light, smooth, and perfectly delicious.