SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 99 Ranch Market: Liquid appeared a dark brown nearly completely opaque with thin fizzy formation of foam on top. Aroma is mild with a faint whiff of lightly roast malts not authentic to true German Dunkels but good enough to spark my interest into how these malts were pulled off. The flavor of the beer was satisfying and not offensive by any means and drunk real smooth. Roast malt profile in the drink is balanced perfectly by major/macro brewer, so yes, impressive clone of Deutschland Dunkel. I wasn’t happy with the price of over $13 for 6-pack though.
mr_h (2879) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
334ml bottle from Tesco, Ayr - clear chestnut brown, thin beige head, treacle toffee aroma, no lacing, sweet, malty, treacle, good carbonation, easy to drink
Stuartyboy (655) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H a deep Brown beer flavour is treacle charcoal some dark roasted malts provide a sweet roasted coffee and liquororise back bone but it fades quickly and finish is weak and watery
JohnRMurdoch (3286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
11oz bottle from mr_h. Very dark brown, big foamy head. Grain cereal malt aroma. Mild treacle malt flavour. Very watery. Not very good.
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #1035- March 22, 2014 - Bottle from Chateau Gab - 5% - Very dark pour with a weak tan head that is frothy, but fades quickly. Aroma is roasted malts, molasses. Taste is mild coffee, chocolate, and molasses. Finish is quite smooth, this beer is quite enjoyable for a light, roasty lager.
GoufCustom (823) - HONG KONG - JUN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
350 ml can bought at TASTE in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong.
Clear deep blackish brown colour; Half finger head and beige foam which fades in 30 seconds; Small sticky lacing and minimal carbonation;
Fragrant and light sweet aroma of roasted dark malt, with caramel, toffee, cream, sugar, light coffee and thin grass; Mid to light sweet taste of light roasted malt, with light nuts, thin rice, very light toffee, light caramel, molasses notes, very light coffee, Cola, light lemon, light bitter hops and thin grass; Light body. Watery and slightly smoky palate; Mouth feel is watery dark lager. Lightly roasted dark malt with nice touch of smoke and light nuts. Despite being thinned by rice, its taste is just shades and did not meddle. Strong Cola feel, solid light toffee and coffee rounded with increasingly strong hops. Pretty solid!... Hoppiness is thin grass in nose, light lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness was light at first but increasingly astringent with further sips for a lasting light bitter finish; Slightly dry after taste; Quite roasty and light bitter to mouth.
Comments: This feels nothing like a Dunkel at all - with a clean taste, minimal sweetness and watery mouth feel, it’s more like a Porter than anything else. Were it’s not the rice for thinning the body, this could have been a decent Stout. As a Porter, this is very solid and I have no complaint. Very easy to go down with aroma and taste in good light touch. Worth stocking it for Summer quaffing!
martinrumsam (524) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black of course with beige head. Aroma is roasted malt mainly dry taste with that roasted element showing. Quite watery. Lacks depth.
vtafro (3430) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Light roasted and dark malt flavors. Some roasted aromas.
dslam (48) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
As expected of a beer from Japan, this is a good looking beer. I don’t know how but the head to beer ratio in the glass is always perfect. This is a very light Dunkel with almost no pallet, I guess that is the ’super dry’ part.
AgentAle (687) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasty malts, licorice and not too much else. Taste is some sweet roasted malt balanced fairly well with a basic hopiness. The malt character finishes pretty watered down sadly. Body is a dark amber with a thin bubbly head that retains somewhat poorly.