rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kenny Road Market, poured into mug. Pours a clear brown color with an appealing beige head. Ayinger certainly knows how to make a good looking beer. Aroma is sweet, full of toffee, nuts, and malt. Flavor contains notes of dark fruit along with the elements carried over from the aroma. Good stuff.
minutemat (1626) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle @ the 8th Shrewsbury Bottle Share, courtesy of blackhaddock down there. Pours dark amber with creamy off-white head. Very nice dunkel with good smooth malts and a nice subtle sweetness. A great example of the style.
BenOver (78) - SLOVENIA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, with moderate head. Smell has some notes of coffe and dried plumbs. Taste is mild, body follows the first sip. A caramel aftertaste. A nice dunkel specimen.
BlackHaddock (3727) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half-litre bottle: BBD Jan 15. Shared between four at the Sep 2014 Shrewsbury bottle swap. Clear dark mahogany with a full off-white head. Semi-sweet maltiness fills your nose and it tastes also of roasted/toasted malts, some fruit notes also, but mostly and mainly a good malty flavour. Fuller in the body than most Dunkel beers I have had: I really enjoyed this one.
gschrade (638) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a off white head. Taste chocolate, fruit, toffee. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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HammerTroll (473) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark amber color, small off-white head. Caramel aroma with hints of coffee. Kind of oily. Thin body, average carbonation. Slightly sweet. Not bad at all.
(Pivoljub 0,5l bottle)
veceo (517) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown color with reddish hue, thin tan head. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits. Very tasty but, unfortunately, watery. Medium sweet taste. Good enough.
pete4999 (1044) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, as pictured. Great beer....chocolate, caramel, toffee. Smooth and silky but not too heavy. Just doesn’t get much better than a perfectly made German beer.
allmyvinyl (3328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe.Pours clear chestnut brown, short-lived head. Aromas of toffee, light herbal note. Taste is more dark sugars and herbs. Sticky palate, sticky finish. Bit too sweet for me.
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
While not the most full-bodied beer I’ve had, Ayinger’s Dunkel proved to be very complex and satisfying. With flavors of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and subtle nuttiness, its profile is unusual but very nicely balanced. I also liked the sweet malt smell and just-right level of carbonation. For a beer with 5% ABV, Altbairisch Dunkel offers a lot of flavor and refreshment.
HuskerTan (496) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A- Malty, sweet, slightly fruity.
A- Dark amber color, clear liquid, thin head.
T- Malty, slightly roasty, slight fruits, slighly sweet, chocolate.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Not bad, but less than I was expecting. Ayinger produces some good beers but not have been near as rich or complex as I have hoped for. Seemed yet again to be a good beer that is a little watery.