Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Aying, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 1040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Dark chocolate in color, you can see a wonderful reflection if you hold it up to the light. It is round and soft with the warm, sweet aroma of freshly roasted malted barley. A satisfying, malty taste, with coffee-ish tones and a hint of plummy fruitiness in the finish. Complex and beautifully balanced.
12.8 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a medium-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma of hay and flavor of rich caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is very fruity. I can smell the plums. A slight coffee smell as well. Pours a very dark reddish-brown with a small head. Minimal lacing. Taste is weaker than expected based on smell. Malty flavor with some hints of coffee and chocolate. Aroma, appearance, and palate are all great but the flavor is a bit lacking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Dark Red colored with chocolate and coffee flavoring. Would be a very good winter weather beer because of its toasty effect it gives you while drinking. Good Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 Yowza. Tried this side-by-side with a brown ale and the profile similarities were striking. This was the better of the two, with a deeper more rounded palette of flavors. The malt was overstated in a strong tea/weak coffee beginning, leading to a chestnut-like nutty sweetness in the middle that followed to a clear crystal malt finish. This was, for my taste, too sweet and almost chocolately. I would have preferred a drier, more toasted flavor. But this was still pretty good. Also, silky smooth mouthfeel. THANK YOU to WUNDERBIER for the cool trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2004
A deep dark color on this one. A very samll head too. A hint of coffee taste with a nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2004
#2 of my 3 bottle ayinger spree tonight. this one pours kind of dark, looks more like a dark iced tea. small head that goes away. smells malty. has a mild coffee flavor, with a sweet fruity aftertaste. this is really good. much better than the one i just drank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 21, 2004
Deep brown in color, nice light tan head. Aroma is malty, smokey, coffee. Taste is coffee, light chocolate, malt. Real nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 Beautiful coffee-red color with invitingly poofy toffee-colored head. Nice roasted and sweet barley aroma. Excellent rounded flavor of light smokiness, a hint of coffee, and roasted goodness. This rocks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2004
Dark brown with a initially thick and rocky brown head. Smoked malt aroma with a touch of chocolate. Taste is semi-sweet chocolate, light coffee, roasted malt. Somewhat sticky finish, but clean, nonetheless. Just a step below what I would consider heavily carbonated. It's not gonna blow your socks off compared to a lot of beers, but as far as dunkels go... it's top notch. Nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2004
bottled: this one pours light brown with a tan head that disipated quickly, not alot of co2. nose is mostly malty, not alot up the nares. taste is sweet and light crystal malt, choc malt. one of the most sweet and light dunkels i have ever had. good, but i cant imagine drinking many of them at once. needs a little more bite for me.

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