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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2005
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of dark fruit, some caramel, earthy. Tastes of some fruit, spice, caramel, toffee, chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2006
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6270) - Burnsville, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6157) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2010
(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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6042) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2003
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6038) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2009
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6019) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Clear coloa color/ fleeting tan head. Mild nutty, brown malt, cocoa aromas. light body. Chocolate malt, dark bread, coffee flavors, a bit thin...


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