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 (6543) - 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 (715) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 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. Finish is not too sweet. Well made.
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.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2005 Pours a cloudy dark brown color, slightly reddish with an ivory head. Aroma had a faint spice to it with a malty character as the focus. Taste started sweet and malty with almost a mollasses teaser near the front and ended with a strong bitterness. There was a slight fruitiness to the taste and the spice came through only faintly.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I really think that this is supposed to
be an altbier. Medium off-white head. Brown,
slightly red see through color. Aroma is slightly
malty--little nutty even. Flavor is light roasty, light
in palate, crisp, and tasty. Has a decent bitter finish,
and a dry mouth feel. Better than I expected.
Padron4KM (737) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour was dark brown with a solid beige head that was slow to disapate. When it did finaly leave it left thick chunks of lace in its wake.
aroma was toasty, roasty, malty
Medium in body, with some nice burnt coffee flavors, but a kind of sharp edge.
like the carbonation was made of ground up glass.
some dark dried fruit was noted in the finish (raisin, prune?) along with some weak coffee, maybe some caramelized sugar.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and rich colored...but with a thin body. Roasted flavor. Easy finish and easy to drink.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a big beige head. Sweet malt aroma with some earthy spiciness. Slight roastiness in flavor a sweet caramel backing and a not-quite-citrus flavor in the background. Clean and crisp. Easy to drink.