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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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (765) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (8467) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (1848) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 I kind of like this, wait, why wouldn’t I? Dark beer is usually misleading, because it is kind of clear. Tastes great though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle, labeled Capital Dark. Pours clear mahogany with a creamy, beige, 2 finger head. Aroma is sweet crusty bread, toast, sweet grain, light floral notes, a touch of chocolate and toasted nuts. Flavor is grainy malt, toast, bread crust, caramel, a touch of chocolate and toasted nuts and a touch of roast. Palate is fairly light bodied slightly slick on entry leading to an off-dry middle and finish. Pretty good, it lacks a bit of depth and richness of flavor compared to some dunkels, but makes up for it somewhat by being smooth and quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6092) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
bottle, dark brown with reddish highlights, small lacing, aroma is nuts and dark fruit , flavors of iced tea, chocolate, caramel and nuts

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