ALLOVATE (2840) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very excited beer, couldn’t wait for me to tilt the bottle once the cap came off it leapt out the neck and straight onto the table beneath. What I did manage to get into the glass was awe inspiring visually. In a Budvar mug it presents the deepest, shimmering ruby tinged brown with very lively, fine carbonation raising up a mammoth, rocky, tannish head of foam that is enviable. Well retained, a mess of suds web the glass as it empties. Grassy, chaff whiff up first before revealing burnt, bitter caramel, tar and molasses on the nose. Sweet, fudge-like start runs head on into some smoky, burnt wood and forest-floor mulch. Big weedy hops give it a rough taste of the beers of old. It’s so dry in the finish, with a pleasing smoky woodiness that draws out of the saliva glands. Hints of damp peat late, and some burnt dark fruit gives it a nice bitterness while a little pine resin and oak float through the mouth and throat. Soft, spritzy and creamy mouthfeel, medium to medium-light bodied. It’s good to see such rawness in a dark lager, this is a uniquely flavoured Dunkel with all the traits of a good Kellerbier. Surprisingly nice. (50cL, BB 18/05/11, Cellarbrations Kinross)
Sigmund (6380) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.7%. Dark brown colour, big to moderate tan head. Nice aroma of slightly burnt caramel and brown bread. The flavour has also notes of caramel, fresh black bread, and burnt brown bread toast. Not very sweet. Maybe not so exceptional, but a drinkable and decent dunkel. Should not be drunk too cold.
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - JAN 3, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Secondo me in bottiglia perde molto (come la sua versione chiara) perň era tutto sommato potabile
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
29th November 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark lager, at first the toasted malt was a bit overpowering but there is bitter chocolate and the crispness of the palate helps. A grower and ultimately quite drinkable.
suurjuust (2736) - ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany with a tan head. Earthy, malty nose. Toasted malts, some caramel, hint of sweetness and a hoppy, spicy and dry finish. It’s good and balanced, but I still prefer the lager.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Clear - Dark redish color. Light tan head. Medium carbonation. Sweet. Caramel. Some roastiness. Earthy. Medium bitter finish.
rimfrozt (4) - Risskov, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
great for desserts and a cold single one. a bit sweet but with a great bitternes and the most wonderful foam.
BeerBaboon (1903) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Big ol’ pint. Dark brown lager. Brown, almost grey tones in the head that is rather massive for some reason. A little roasted. Hay. Just a little bit sweet. It’s not exactly full-bodied but it’s not the thinnest kind either. Just a little bit of something sweet. like syrup, on the nose. Towards the end of the pint I begin to notice some chocolaty notes.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Rated @ 24.4.2009.
Pours a dark brown colour with a small beige head. Toasted malts on the nose. Mild sweet aroma of toasted malts, caramel with mild coffee notes. Medium bodied with a surprisingly watery mouthfeel. Decent Dunkel.
hawthorne00 (3361) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with some red at the edges, large loose beige head. Rather fresh aroma of caramel and earthy/ grassy hops. Taste is barely sweet with chocolate and caramel. A touch of bitterness at the end with a little explosion of spiciness as well as some earth. Less sweet and much hoppier than others listed here as Dunkels I’ve had. I’ve never got the fuss about their pilsener, but this is an elegant quaffer indeed.