skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong, but medicinal aroma. Poured a fine medium brown with red hues. There is too much roastiness to the flavor to be appealing. This beer has all the shortcomings of a lager (thing and fizzy) and seems to overcome it by dropping a dusky chocolate malt on top. This is like a bottle of oil and vinegar to me...it just doesn't mix.
Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with an extremely firm, tightly bubbled tan head. Aromas of dark, smokey malt. Flavours of medium roast coffee and ripe tree fruit. Extremely well balanced with a pleasing, buttery mouthfeel.
TBone (14161) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2005 Bottle
Ruby dark-brown color with creamy off-white head. Light roasted aroma. Typical (delicious) dunkel taste: smokey roasted malt. Finish is short but pleasant. Another excellent beer from Ayinger. (6/5/8/5/16 4.0)
Re-rated, bottled (BB 03/2005)
Chesnut brown, good creamy off-white head. Strong nose with barley, rye bread and redcurrant juice (similar to Silly Saison!). Balanced, roasted malty dunkel. (6/4/7/4/14 3.5)
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorite Ayingers. Deep brown color with a frothy thick head. Malt that is front to back in the aroma, repeats in the flavor. Just enough sweetness, but doesn't over do it. Worth seeking out as it's a real fine Dunkel.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5515) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 One of my Wife’s favorite beers and one that I have enjoyed sharing with her on a number of occasions. ......Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a rich, deep mahogany color with a huge, slowly dissipating foamy tan head that left good lacing. Faint aroma that was moderately malty, bready and had a touch of molasses. The flavor was strong with toasted malt flavors, bread and hints of caramel and molasses. Excellent.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red color with a puffy white head. Sweet malty, plum aroma with hints of chocolate. Sweet almost cherry flavor. Balanced very well. Medium bodied. Flavor is very refreshing, almost dangerous. A little hop bitterness in the finish. Very, very drinkable.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours attractive copper color with a big fluffy tan head that is fully retained. Aroma is dopplebockish. Malt aroma with caramel. Flavor is excellent. Flavor is sweet malt with roasted nuts and caramel. I only wish I could get this locally. This is a top notch lager.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
malty caramel aroma with some fruity undertones. Dark copper color with a off white head. I like the way this beer tastes. There is a nutty taste, caramel hints, and a malty after taste(very nice). Starts off very smooth malty palate and then yeilds a hoppy finish
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish pour with a foamy white head. Some lacing. Roast malts, some caramel, like the description says, just a hint of plum hiding about in there. Malt stands out the most in the flavors, followed by a mellow blend of bitter hops, and a bit of the coffee-ish mentioned. The caramel is there, but not in any significant amounts. Full bodied, malty palate, finishing with a hoppy bitterness. Good dunkel.
Dorwart (2439) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Very nice creamy head which leaves some nice lacing. Dusty, bready malt aroma. Excellent deep reddish/brown in color. Flavor is mostly roasted malts with a hint of coffee and some hops. A well balanced beer. Nice bitter finish from the hops. A very good dunkel.