CanCrusher (409) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear red/brown color with light brown creamy head. Nice mild aroma of nuts, almonds, caramel, grapes, maple syrup. Flavor is light bitter at the start with a lot of nuts. It gets a bit more bitterness and intensity in the aftertaste and leave nice almond taste in the mouth. Texture is on a half way between watery and oily.
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Andechs. Dark amber appearance with a creamy light brown head. Toasty, nutty, light grassy aroma. Slightly burnt, a touch smoky, dark toasty, toasty malty flavor. Nice stuff.
fdomig (287) - München, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012 500ml bottle. Aroma is sweet and dark fruits, malty-ish. Appearance is very dark amber with a white head. Taste is malty, coffe-ish bitterness and sweetness. A little watery but a nice malty finish. A little too less carbonation but still very nice overall. A good dunkel.
kevnic2008 (6630) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet aroma of caramel and dark maltiness. Taste of malts, lots of caramel and also caramel in the aftertaste.
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with a minimal white head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts. ash and even some barnyard. Flavour of toasted malts, nuts, dark bread, tobacco and grassy hops. Medium bodied, harsh and thin mouthfeel and rough carbonation. Finishes dry and malty with bready notes. Good.
hirigalzkar (2015) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours coca cola colored with a off white head. Notes of butter, nougat, syrup and chocolate. Quite thin actually, altough refreshing.
jamesie1857 (1106) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
21/1/12 - Winter Beer Festival at Manchester. Good malty dunkel with a refreshing bite afterwards.
erickok (2839) - Tours, FRANCE - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darker brown, creamy beige head. Does have some banana but also mild spices, dough and roasted nuts. Medium carbonation, light sweet and roasted flavour. hint of sourness. Not very complex in the end. (50cl bottle)
HopfenWeisse (816) - - APR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Bierzwerg. Deep amber colour with medium head. Aroma is malt, caramel. Flavour is malt, sweet.
tugdriver7 (26) - Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle hand-carried just a day ago from Germany by C,N & E (Thanks!!). Part of a multi-pack souvenir selection. They got to go to the Andechs Monastery, but this was the next best thing for those of us that didn’t go to Germany. The bottle had a May 2012 freshness date. Gorgeous brown in the glass with a nice tan foamy head. Light carbonation. A hint of sweet biscuity malt with a hint of caramel in the nose. Initial taste was incredibly smooth, balanced, a touch sweet (but definitely in balance), with a very subtle roast malt flavor--the classic "Dunkel" taste. What I didn’t taste were any of the off flavors that sometimes accompany older, imported Germans (not referring to myself there). I see why they raved about the drinkability of the local beers on tap in country. They are incredibly fresh tasting and go down oh so easily. Looking forward to the other bottles in the selection. Thanks again C,N & E (and K too).