fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown color with an off-white head. Sweet slightly roasted malty aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweet roasted malty flavor, some caramel hints. Sweet malty finish.
pivnizub (9197) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (@ PivniGaleriePraha): Ruby-amber coloured, medium-sized fluffy tanned head, lacing and slowly collapsing; sweet dark-malty, caramelly nose with a distinctive touch of toasted malt; sweet (malty) flavour, surprisingly full bodied, velvet MF; longer sweet-caramelly finish with a delicate bitterness in the very end. A bit on the sweet side, but all in all a very pleasant and decent Dunkles !
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Magnificent looking in the glass, a very dark clear amber, with a very fluffy off-white head. Great lacing and retention. Aroma is quite strong, of floral hops with some slight caramel and chocolate. The flavours are all caramel, with some slight hop flavours and a slightly metallic finish. Another good, if unexciting dark lager from the Czechs.
rlgk (13159) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with an offwhite head. Malty and somewhat nutty aroma. Malty flavor, a bit weak at first, nutty notes. Toffee notes and a bit milky.
BeerandBlues2 (10690) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 mL bottle. Pours dark maple and walnut brown with an edgy off-white head. Aroma is dark sweet malt (meal, cereal), yeast (grassy), caramel and brown sugar. Mild sweetness with no acidity or bitterness, malt and yeast flavor, caramel and maple notes. Medium bodied, thin and oily palate.
gnoff (8377) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 First rating
500 ml bottle from a beer shop in Prague, Czech republic.
Clear rebrown color, big lasting creamy tan head. Fresh sweet malty scent, also some fruitiness. Butter taste, lots of red wine as well. Medium bitterness. Larger than medium mouthfeel.
(Draught at Ferdinanda, Praha)
Sold as "Ferdinand tmave 11°".
Clear dark deep red color, tan head. Sweet chocolate roasted malt scent. Light sweet malty chocolate taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Dark reddish brown colour with a nice white head. Sweet aroma of sugar, malt and hints of roastedness. Sweet malty flavour with a light dry finish.
anders37 (19082) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown colour with an off-white head. Sweet slightly roasted malty aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweet roasted malty flavor, some caramel hints. Sweet malty finish.
JK (4916) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2006 Black with a red tint. Thick khaki colored head that fades slowly. Some lacing, and a lasting layer of foam. It looks wonderful. Malt and caramel aroma. Flavor is heavy roasted malt and smoke with caramel as well. Full bodied and easy to drink. Outstanding dunkel, served on draught at Ferdinanda in Prague.
Lubiere (10998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish brown with a collapsing light moka head. Sweet caramel and prunes in aroma, lightly vinous. In mouth, sweet caramel, watery bodied, slight smokeyness noted, and signs of oxidation. Light bodied. Some metallic notes develop as beer warms.