BlackHaddock (5756) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flip-top half-litre bottle BBD 4th July 2013: poured into two ’Hannan Alt’ tumblers at home on 7th June 2013.
Good looking beer: toffee apple red/brown with an off-white head that tried to hang around.
Semi-sweet maltiness in the aroma and taste: caramel and toffee notes coming through from the very start of the tasting. I like the sweeter brews so this was fine by me.
Easy to drink and fairly well balanced: mini bitterness towards the end, but still one of the sweetest Dunkels I’ve had so far.
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.
DutchDrebus (5472) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Dark amber colour with a medium sized head. Smells very malty, sweet. Tastes sweet, malty, slightly chocolate or something. Pretty nice dunkel. Medium body, soft carbo.
EithCubes (5436) - 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]
jfb (5297) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a lightly hazy amber colour with a frothy light mahogany head. aroma of roasted malts, bread, caramel and light dark fruit. flavour is the same, very pronounced, but equally smooth. medium carbonation and body, light roasted-bitter finish.
Miksu (5039) - 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.
jbrus (4990) - 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%.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear, deep copper with a large, tanned and firm, lacy head. Strongly toffeeish maltiness with earthy notes and caramel. Caramely-toffeeish, slightly sweet flavor with lots of berries and some dried fruit and milk chocolate, with slight ashiness and grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Gets better (plus less ashy and sweeter) when warm. Almost medium body with soft carbonation. A reasonably interesting and easily drinkable, very caramely-fruity dunkel.
Martinus (4355) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown colour, white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, cabbage. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, Finish malts and caramel.
(from 50cL bottle @ weekly tasting, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, DutchDrebus!)
Geiserich (4048) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Braugasthof Rothenbach: Aroma of malts and hops- Brown to amber color, off-white, creamy head. Flavor is malty, roasty (intensive cacao, hints of coffee). Full flavor, nice roastiness and lovely cacao notes.