RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, grain, and caramel. Very thin and very average.
superspak (2832) - Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers, Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, plum, fig, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and solid balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. A bit too fruity, but not bad. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light roast/earthy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, light dark fruit, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast ester notes; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Taste is a fair bit cleaner than the aromas with much lower fruitiness and good malt presence. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Munich dunkel style. Good robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, herbal hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Mark_Eck (773) - - JUL 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark brown. Aroma and taste are mostly malts. Not a whole lot of flavor here.
JSigsbach (6) - Chicago, USA - JUN 26, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant dark lager paying respectable homage to the German Dunkel style. I liked the Sundown Dark version better because of its ever so slight chocolaty sweetness. Nevertheless, Sir Dunkel is a full bodied, smooth dark lager with a mildly bitter/hoppy finish with hints of toastiness. I prefer this beer during the fall/winter months with heavier comfort foods. The significant price hike in the Chicago area though, leaves me searching for other options,
milewide (1579) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty but bland. Not my favorite style, but I tried hard to find an aroma and taste---with little success.
sawbuck (363) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of sweet roasted malt, with some notes of chocolate. Deep ebony profile with a surprising white fluffy head that holds well. First bite is a muted, roasty semi-sweet malt. Followed by a mildly bitter bite. Finishes with slight bitterness, and notes of roasty chocolate. Mouth feel is slightly watery. Average.
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown-red with a small beige head.
Roasty malt, caramel scent.
Taste is sweet, crisp, toasted malt.
Actually, pretty good.
Onslow (1210) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour form a 12 oz bottle. Darker brew - cola colored - with white head. Aroma of toasted malt. taste is a nice blend of roasted malt. and sweet malt with nice dry finish. Good!
JonnyMadison (46) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The aroma of the beer is very weak. but the flavor is bold and fresh. Although it malty, this beer is not heavy and has a crispness to it. The palate is very smooth and relaxing. Lot’s of flavor, but not too strong like some darker beers.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of dark toffee, dough, dish cloth, wet wood and a little cereal grain. Not very good. Very dark amber/brown hue with a small off-white head that left no lace and almost fully diminished. Palate is light bodied with average carbonation. Overall, yucky.