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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Without a doubt the finest dark beer brewed in the United States. Styled after a traditional Munchener-Dunkel, Dark is a rich, delicious beer combined with excellent drinkability - a rare combination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Nice malty nose. The flavor seemed rather thin with a smokey taste predominant. Beer may have been old, noting a metallic taste that diminished as I took a few sips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2628) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
Bottle. A dark brown color with an off-white head. It has an aroma of toasted malt and caramel. The flavor is understated yet is initially sharp with burnt caramel. The aftertaste is pleasant, leaving a grainy and malty after glow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1524) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2002
deep amber color, head is creamy but a little thin. the head did last though. pretty thin flavor..little bit of a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1558) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Nice dark brownish-reddish liquid. Almost no head. Good roasted malt aroma. Slight bitter hints of scent. Sweet and creamy taste at first mellowing and lingering with a nice wheat toasty aftertaste. Good texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2002
a pretty great example of the style. capital continues to amaze me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2002
creamy candle colored head rides proudly uptop the brew like a rolls royce hood ornament. it’s a medium brown pour, cedar reddish tones. intricate lace--so much so i thought i could discern the effigy of elvis (the young one) on the glass, but by the time i’d fetched the camera it had morphed into nothing more than a silly bunny. fresh, nutty malt aroma, touch of woody spice and a stray vapor of anise. completely different than the beck’s dark that proceeded it down my gullet: less floral but more smooth. sweet and whole wheat bready, hops wave demurely from the back row; not a "huge" beer, but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
Appearance and head retention are great, however I find the taste and asroma to be dominated by malt and metallic/mineral combined flavors. Perhaps I’m drinking this one too cold? Warming up - I’m starting to taste the chocolate and a slightly roasted aftertaste. A pretty good beer but not he fines dark beer brewed in America.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2002
Dark, walnut-colored brew with large stable off-white head. Nose caramel, roasted grain, and a bit of baked apples. I didn’t find the flavor as "balanced" as some of you; seems heavily malty without a lot of hops either in the front or back; but I’m more of a malt-man and don’t mind. "German" richness and sweetness very evident, somewhat bock-like, with a warming finish. Good effort from this above-average cheesehead brewery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Dark bronze color emphasizes the rich malt character hidden within. Very well balanced with subtle hop aroma. If I had an Oktoberfest celebration, I would have to include this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2002
i was very impressed with this beer. It was very tasty and refreshing. It almost reminded me a little bit of calumet dark. Not quite though.

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