jonas (5984) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Marcipan and chocolate aroma, some sharp edges from coloring malt and bittering hops.
Chestnut rown, fluffy head.
Chocolate flavors, still some edges, but pleasantly. Hard dry bitterhop finish.
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rewe in Memmelsdorf.Pours almost clear dak amber with a small creamy white head. Aroma of yeast and sweet caramel. Taste is dark, earthy caramel, notes of bread and dough,good hoppy, with a smooth body, easy to like this one.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Quite malty, with notes of nuts and bread, quite woody and with a slight sweetness at the start. Finish shows light touches of grassy hops. Quite a pleasant dunkel.
kappldav123 (5308) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass very dark, nice head. Intense malty aroma. Starts very malty, with lots of caramel, modest sweet. Soft-malty finish, still wonderful caramel and chocolate notes. Great beer!
EithCubes (5156) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2006 v.2. Swing-top. Orange-amber and clear with a vanishing tanned-eggshell head. Unusual smell, herby with some cracker, thick bread, and dark malt. Chocolate and toffee, coffee beans, hoppy toast. Tastes much the same. Clean with a dry, dark aftertaste and a spicy middle. Actually, dryness everywhere, and firm bitterness. Sweet toffee and caramel, herby, and some of what I have come to call spaghetti funk. A thinking man’s beer. Big thanks to MoritzF! [3.6] More: after a second bottle, it’s obvious that my palate has expanded to appreciate this; while I had known it to be a masterfully made beer, full of character and layers, it was easier to admire than enjoy.[4.0]
Miksu (5023) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle from K-market Länsiväylä, Jyväskylä. Amber color with creamy head. Toasty, caramelly, nutty and chocolatey aroma. Toasty and chocolatey aroma with dry slightly metallic finish. Drinkable unusually toasty dunkel.
McTapps (5015) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Getränke Kistner in Forchheim. The beer pours out in a deep dark brown colour with steady low head and medium body. Aroma of malt and bread. Taste of roasted malt, roast, torf, leaves, bread and barley. Light smokey hints. Drinkable, yet too smokey for me.
MichaelAwesome (5014) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nettes Dunkel mit den üblichen Verdächtigen: Etwas an Malz, dazu minimal Karamell, und ein paar Nüsse. Die Malzigekit ist nett, dabei natürlich dominierend, der Geschmack eher muffig und tranig. Geht so.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong chocolat and roasted aroma. Copper color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, chocholat, little smoked. Little sticky and warming although just 4.7%.
mjs (4976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Amber and clear. Medium sized, fizzy and lightly tan coloured head. Strongly malts, fresh malts and molasses in aroma. Medium to full bodied and quite dry palate with medium carbonation. Malts, molasses, fresh malts, caramell, medium roastedness, lightly chocolate and bitterness in taste. Malty and bitter aftertaste.