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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (958) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Dark brown with red highlights, small off-white head. Dark lager aroma with lots of roast, a bit of smoke, and some very subtle nobel hops. The flavor is a tad sweet at first, with toasted malts, then, a burst of carbonation brings balancing hops that clean it all up. Crisp, almost dry finish with lingering toast. Pretty solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7964) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Dark amber pour with a smaller white head. Aroma is bready malts with some roastiness - very nice. Medium to lighter palate. Taste is also caramel malt, with a touch of roast and chocolate. Very enjoyable and easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4626) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2011
The aroma of this is malts and grainy. The flavor is malty with some grainy sweetness. Overall this was solid dunkel, easy to drink, not very complex but still very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cvhy (6) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2011 does not count
On tap at the Capital Brewery Tap Haus. I don’t typically drink dark beers, but I ordered a flight (4 small glasses) and this one was easily my favorite. Dark amber color, medium body, creamy - great blend not too sweet or too bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle, labeled as "Capital Dark". Pour is a clear brown with heavy red copper highlights Decent though somewhat sickly color head, ok retention, ok lacing. Aroma is of bready caramel malts, some wet malt, light yeast. Ok. Taste has much the same dominating flavors, perhaps a bit of roast and just a touch of chocolate. Palate is slightly thin. Not a bad beer, easy drinking, but really nothing standout about it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours deep red with small brown head. Nose is malty sweet with heavy notes of caramel, nuts, toffee, and rich bread. Taste is nutty, breads, medium sweetness, toffee flavor but not cloying or overly sweet. Mouth feel creamy but not thick, and smooth with light carbonation. Really pretty enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle pours clear medium brown with moderate bubbly off-white head. Aroma sweet, toffee. Taste caramel, toffee, malts, bread with a touch of roast. Finish mild and roasty. Palate carbonated, a bit thin. Alcohol not apparent. Nice solid dunkel. Easy drinking, would go well with a meal.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Decent dunkel. Capital can be hit or miss with their German-styled lagers, this one is middle of the road, however.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Pours a mahogany brown with a creamy tan head and lots of effervesence. Nose is toffee and chocolate. Very creamy on the palate. Nicely balanced brew with hints of toffee, chocolate, caramel and vanilla. No bitterness noted. A pleasant brew that both looks and tastes good. Pairs well with pretzels or pastrami on rye.


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