jjuf1853 (1269) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Berghoff variety pack. Pours a clear, dark mahogany color with a dark beige head. Slight lacing along the side of the glass. Aroma had roasted caramel malt notes with hints of fig and Worcestershire sauce. Flavor is a bit sweet with muted roasted notes as well. Overall not that bad but a bit weak on the flavor compared to many other dunkels.
BVery (7881) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Mousehouse Cheesehouse. Deep amber to mahogany pour. Caramel, cookie, and a hint of metal. Not very good.
miyauchi38 (699) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
ccex (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle pours a dark reddish brown with moderate tan head which leaves some lacing. Aroma is mostly caramel, with some roasted malts and bread. Taste is slightly bitter with some nuts coming out in the finish. Body is light to medium with average carbonation and an almost soapy mouthfeel. Nothing too memorable here.
RobertDale (4192) - 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 (3327) - 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 (1013) - - 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 (1726) - 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 (428) - 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.