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 (505) - 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 (1824) - 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 (6174) - 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 (598) - 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 (4903) - 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.
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice marriage of prunes and sweet earth...Slight tobacco effigy in hints of sugar cane...Promise is cultivated but its complexity is not tenacious enough to my liking...
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the glass a translucent deep mahogany color, the head mastodonic in size, the texture spumescent and the color a winsome tan. As the head dissolves a satiny sheet of lace is formed to conceal the glass. Nose has hints of caramel, sweet, crisp and fresh, a treat for the senses with start lightly sweet and loaded with malt, top is middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is prickly in its acidity, the hops appropriate to the style, droughty aftertaste that is long lasting, a fine quaffing beer and a pleasure to sample.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was really just absolutely amazing. I liked it alot. A very smooth and soothing flavor that is rich and malty, yet mildly compex and has a great full mouthfeel. A very dark auburn pour, with a huge frothy head. The aroma is lightly smoky and peppery, but it does not really shine through in the flavor. Other than that the commerical description really rounds out what I have to say about it. Indeed, it is beautifully balanced.