frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly roasty aroma with hints of nuts and a light fruitiness. Malty with some heavy toasty flavors, not quite roasted though. Light fruits and some nutty qualities. Finishes dry and earthy with a light coffee and hazlenut flavor.
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great mouthfeel. Beautiful dark brown beer with a tan head. Dark well roasted malts, good bitterness, from the roasting more than from hops, sweet almost wheat beer spicey fruitiness and rounded mouth.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is very malty and sweet. Tastes kind of watery with a good malt flavor. Has many flavors similar to the dopplebock, but quite toned down. It finishes with a fruity hop taste.
jazz88 (2592) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A chestnut brown color with a light brown head. Smoked malts, wood, and an earthy aroma with a light lager palate and a tofee caramel flavor. A fine dunkel.
auto (163) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thin amber scent. light brownish red colour. taste of some sort of berry fruit. on tap in munich
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very smooth and quenching dunkel beer. A bit on the sweet side, has a molasses-like malt presence with some notes of tea. There is some nice roasted dryness in the finish to help lend some balance. I could polish off a few of these no problem!
PorterPounder (6051) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 <b>Rerate</b> Came away a little less impressed this time around - brown bread flavor not as prevalent and the pour was pretty lifeless. <i>Original 3.9[/] Dark brown pour with a generous, frothy, mocha colored head - thick lacing. Sweet, malty aroma of baked brown bread, wort and dates. Kind of like if they were to make an Ayinger Celebrator "Lite". Very good mouthfeel for a lager, just the right thickness. Flavor has some hints of caramel along with the dates and slight chocolate. Overall, an excellent Dunkel - probably the best I’ve had of this style.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My second Dunkel. Pours a deep, nutty brown with a good size beige head. Kinda weak malty, spicy aroma. Medium bodied. Great lightly roasted, malty, crisp flavor. Good beer.
canary dog (685) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good dunkel. Very smooth and well-balanced between the superb malt choices and the light, yet zesty, hops. I would love to try this brew with a hearty roasted turkey dinner.
Cobra (1100) - - JUL 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml brown European bottle. No freshness date seen, but it has a set of cryptic notches in the front label, at the bottom. Poured out a deep mahogany color, almost a dark caramel of sorts. Aromas are of coffee, toffee, slightly roasted malts, yeast, and caramel. It has a decent, but short lived tan colored head to it. It slid back to a generous lacing down the sides of my wheat beer glass. Tastes are of roasted malts, espresso notes, sweet caramel, and some English toffee. Medium mouthfeel coats the tongue well, but it’s not sweet or cloying. Some alcohol notes in the middle, leading me to believe it’s in the 6% ABV range. Dry finish to this beer, with little or no hops presence. Slightly bitter from the malts, not the hops. A really well made dunkel, in my opinion.