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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 6, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 good for this style-good chocolate malts, german (sazz?) hops and a tingle on the toungue in the middle. dark copper/mahogony hue with note much head. flavros are evergreen, chocolate, light char, and some earthy hops on the finish. palate is slick with medium carbonation. finish is earthy with some estery twang. nice dunkel!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2002
this one’s like an iced espresso with extra sugar. sweet coffee, with a thin bitterness at the end. probably the best of the 8 pack sampler.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Very slight chocolate, coffee aroma, definitely malty. Rich flavor, smooth and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2002
This beer is now called Munich Dark on the label, and it does show the characteristics of a Dunkel. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Dark brown color with a medium foamy head. Rich and malty with slight bitterness on the back end. Not too shabby.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2002
This beer poured a very dark reddish amber, almost black color. Off white head that had little lace. A light aroma of malt and chocolate. Some carbonation. A flavor of malt and chocolate. A good beer, but their Dopplebock is better.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2002
On par with Beck’s Dark and Heineken Dark, I’d say. I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 Dark clear reddish brown in color with a small white head doesn't last, with not much in lacing. Bready and nutty aromas, starts sweet and bready with some caramel and nutty flavors, medium bodied, with a nice rounded mouthfeel, finishes smooth and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2002
Brown-mahogany color. Delicate aroma includes light perfumey English hops, toast, cream, cardboard, and caramel. (Reminiscent of Lagunitas Amber ale) Flavors are very mild, and consist of candied malt and underlying chocolate. Finishes notably dry and bitter. All in all not a very flavorful brew, but the quality I expect from such a style is here. A clean and very drinkable Dark Lager and a very beloved style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2002
Crystal clear copper. Thin off white head. Very light carbonation. Aroma of toasted caramel malts and spicy hops. Medium bodied. Toasty with burnt caramel notes. Nicely bittered and balanced with a spicy German hop bite. Moderately dry. Finishes bitterly malty. A respectable Dark German lager with a healthy malt profile and feisty hop edge.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2002
Labelled Munich dark with a different (new?) label. Great dark malt flavor, with initial roastiness that fades into malt complexity, balanced just right with a nice kick of hops that demand another sip. Excellent take on a style that is difficult to do well.


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