jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, smell of fresh grapes. Acidic taste, but great flavour. Great all-around beer!
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, dark amber color with a big tan head that lingers. It leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass. Strong aroma of malted barley. Very good malty flavor with a nice sweet fruity finish and no hop bitterness. This one is very smooth and highly drinkable.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not outstanding, less flavorful than an excellent dunkel should be. Subtle. Not overpowering in the slightest.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry, chalky malty aroma. Very grainy taste with overtones of maple syrup and slight coffee. Very nice, but I don’t know if I’d call it complex, really, just a nice, well above average dunkel.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What can i say but Whoaaaaaaaa thats good nice dark color malty nose with flavor of malt and coffee with some very lite fruit tones in it hard to describe what kind though decent finish that leaves you wanting another.definately have to hide from friends
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not the best choice to consume after a couple winter ales, i’m about malted out. this one has some additional depth tho, and perfumy richness to it. a chestnut amber presentation rather than the tootsie-roll brown typical of many dunkels. a lax head still sheets and undulates in pretty riverine wisps and oxbows. decent nose has well-worn leathery, earthy scotch peat and coffee tones. to visualize the fragrance in my mind, i pictured an ancient pillar of rotting pine trunk in a forest glade: sappy, lightning struck and bejeweled with mosses and flowers. then i pictured our office secretary naked, which really has nothing to do with any beer. like her, tho, this beer has a silky smooth body and light sweetness. and strangely i feel myself wanting more.
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wasnt impressed with this beer.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, malty aroma, decent head, fairly decent roasted chocolatey flavor, light bodied, kinda watery, not much of a finish.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very rich malt character some definite barly notes all around. I really like the mouthfeel. To be honest, I find this beer almost too drinkable. Esch sip makes me want to keep drinking without pause. Very well balanced and full of complexity. A good offering.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
malty/buttery/yeasty aroma and flavor and a real crisp feel