mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear copper. malty, cocoa-ish aroma. good bready, roasty malt flavours with some maply and chocolatey sweetness. good roasty bitter finish
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Dunkel had a large tan head with fine-small bubbles. The body is reddish-brown and it has a caramel aroma to it. The lacing was fair on the sides of my glass. It had a hint of coffee in the taste. This was a decent Dunkel, but I have had better.
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured a large head of fine to medium sized bubbles and a carbonated semi-transparent brown body. It has a mild malt aroma appropriate for a Dunkel. This brew is a bit on the fizzy side for a Dunkel. Its flavor is a bit burnt or roasted caramel and this with some spicey notes.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly bitter aroma, for a relatevely 'weak' beer, has a hint of alcohol smell. Nice deep brown and copper colour, lacy head. The taste is slightly sweet with a buttery smooth aftertaste.
radiomgb (2363) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark red-brown colour, light brown head. Aroma is malty, caramel. Flavour has some burnt caramel and chocolate, malts. Finishes bitter and slightly dry.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice copper color with a medium white head. The aroma and flavor had some nice malty, caramel, lightly hoppy tones. Bubbly feel. Decent.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper body w/a very light beige head. Very roast aroma compared to other aromas, lightly caramel and lots of munich malt. Very clean w/ no hop or fruitiness. Roast flavor very apparent as is the Munihch malt; Very clean and dry finish and lightly roasty aftertaste w/ none of the plummy flavors touted by the commercial description. But who knows how long this has been on the shelf, although it's not oxidized. Mouthfeel is appropriate to German lagers, very medium/light bodied and dry M/F, but not astringent. Moderate carbonation. Nice quaffer when fresh, but not so much if aged. I'd like to have this on tap or in a very fresh bottle to rate like it should be rated.
shorlin (686) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a very good beer! Looks great, with a deep reddish brown colour and a nice lasting head. Aroma is nice and roasty, but with some vanlla-y tones to set it off. Flavour is great and the feel of the not-too-bitter, yet still dry, beer makes it a welcome change to the boring beers at my local liquor store. Very impressed.
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper colour with a moderate off-white head that quickly recedes but leaves some nice lace behind. Sweet aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Very nice body - full and slightly creamy, but still crisp. Sweet flavour of malt and rummed raisins with a bit of smokiness, and a dry & slightly bitter finish.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour with verry little off white head. Beautiful aromas of roasted malt and caramel. Medium body with a fair bit of sweetness. A good beer but I expected more from Ayinger