Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is of sweet lager. Great dark red color. Head is perfect, not too rocky, but resilient non the less. Very smooth to drink. Full to medium mouthfeel. Big malty taste, hops are subdued and are more bitter toward a fizzy finish. Not a bad beer.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful ruby brown color with large soft off white head, plenty of lace. Roasted malt aroma with hints of smoke and honey. If you look hard you can find some sweet malt in there, but I predominantly get a roasted (more like almonds than coffee), smokey tobacco flavor that bites and stabs at my tongue and throat, could just be my palate tonite (after that sake). Somewhat thin body, quick finish. Das ist gut, but I'd rather drink any other Ayinger.
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish brown appearance. Aroma is chocolatey but not overpowering. Flavor is slightly sour with a hint of chocolate and raisins. Fairly thin mouthfeel and overall not as flavorful as other Dunkels Ive tried. Pretty good but nothing that really stands out.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better dunkels I've run into. Deep red, thin off-white head. Nose full of malts and light roasts. Flavor full of caramel malts, lightly toasted, pleasingly sweet. Good stuff.
fishonmyplane (500) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark red color with a creamy offwhite head. The flavor is very complex, with lots of sweet malts, fruit, a hint of honey, and some bitterness. The palate is very nice but a bit thin, and there isn't much of an aftertaste. A very good dunkel.
MaBeer1972 (1418) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep ruby brown color. Good roasty flavor. Not as heavily-bodied as the DeGroen's I just had. Nicely balanced sweet-roasty malt finish! Yea!
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 Very carbonated dark clear copper body with a great foamy head, generous and long-lasting. Aroma is malty and showed hints of herbal honey and brown sugar. The taste is definitely on the sweet end, dark earthy fruits with notes of smoke in the finish. So quaffable that you basically feel the water quality used in this concoction was as good as it gets. Aftertaste is... fresh, like I had just brushed my teeths with more toothpaste than I should have used. Still, what I prefered about this beer is its refreshing lager character combined with a marvellous creamy round texture which makes you keep it on the tongue for a while before swallowing. Cheers Todd.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark amber/red. Foamy white head. Malty chocolate caramel smell. Sweet coffee bitter flavor. The bitterness is quite nice but doesn't overpower everything. It isn't an overload of hops bitter. Quite nice but I've had better.
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber-brown color, with a huge tan head. Nice lace as well. Malty sweet aroma, with roasty undertones. Some caramel as well. Malty-sweet flavor, yet with a pleasant raosted and slightly acidic crispness.
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly acidic but pleasant aroma. Dark reddish brown. Light caramel head. Malty, plummy and even chocolate notes. Refeshing and intriguing. Light finish.