3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
With a slightly murky haze, Munich Dark presents a very vivid and rich burgundy brown color, and you would almost think it were deep black if you’re drinking in low light. With a slightly sweet roasted nut and bread nose, it presents scents also seen in marzen, weizenbock and Vienna styles. Moderately frothy texture, slightly sweet corn, hay and wheat flavors, with a subtle tinge of creamy, zesty yeast on the sides of the tongue. Balanced and subtly flavorful body, but it seems to fall apart in the finish, leaving the tongue slightly parched and begging for some sort of closure, instead there’s a slightly bland and stale flavor that tends to linger.
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Ughsmash (7361) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear reddish-brown pour with a thin layer of well-retained off-white head. Subtle, yet constant carbonation bubbles rising througout the drink. Very fine aroma of roasted chocolate malt, bread, and caramel. Flavor was of nicely roasted malts (chocolate and caramel... with a lesser coffee presence), light alcohol, and some floral hops. Very smooth across the palate (no chalkiness or other hang-ups often found in darks).. and exceptionally easy-drinking. This would make a great session brew.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Svesse (6900) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of caramel, dark bread, raisins and dried fruit. Malty, roasted taste with dark bread, raisins and caramel. Slightly grassy bitterness. Medium body, balanced sweetness. A decent dark lager.
drowland (6824) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours dark clear brown with ruby hints. The aroma is sweet lager and fruits and the flavor is typical sweet flavors with slight roast. The mouthfeel is medium carbonation with a slight creaminess.
BBB63 (6442) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep rustic red hue with a off-white head and some lace. Aroma hints of roasted malts, molasses, caramel, aromatic hops and fig. Minor sweetness on top of a creamy and soft mouthfeel. Undertone of bitterness and crisp finish. Enjoyable beer, not a world beater but nice overall.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of dark fruit, some caramel, earthy. Tastes of some fruit, spice, caramel, toffee, chocolate.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear coloa color/ fleeting tan head. Mild nutty, brown malt, cocoa aromas. light body. Chocolate malt, dark bread, coffee flavors, a bit thin...
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Copper hued brown, modest off-white head, somewhat fizzy, spotty lacing. Whole wheat bready nose, soft dark pitted fruit, and creamed honey. Interesting... Rich malty flavor, slight caramel, sweetened whole wheat, with very slight dark and pale fruit skin. Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full, and quite smooth. Clean finish, lingering carmelized sugar with very slight banana peel. Pretty tasty.