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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 28, 2004
transparent dark ruby color, creamy off white head, quite malty aroma with a bit of nut, very smooth palate with little carbonation, malty, a bit of a sourness, and slightly hoppy flavors, smooth finish as well...quite drinkable but not great

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Bottle: The aroma of this beer seemed really off to me. I really could not get over the grass and menthol aromas here. Some chocolate was noted as well. In the mouth, the chocolate flavors dominated, and were actually quite rich compared to what I’m used to. But I also noted saltiness and sourness that did not mach well with the chocolate flavors. Did note some coffee like bitterness in the finish as well. This was definitely an interesting beer, but good...?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Small head, off white, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, clear, dark brown/black. Malty toasted aroma Sweet acidic flavor Medium body, watery to oily, soft carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2002
i was very impressed with this beer. It was very tasty and refreshing. It almost reminded me a little bit of calumet dark. Not quite though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Nice malty nose. The flavor seemed rather thin with a smokey taste predominant. Beer may have been old, noting a metallic taste that diminished as I took a few sips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - AUG 10, 2004
Average. Nothing fancy. A little more flavor than a standard lager, but that’s about the best thing I can say about it. A little sweeter than I prefer for a dark beer. Nice head. Didn’t stick around too long, though. Not too heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, with hints of ... purple...? Lots of nice foamy head that quickly settles to a nice thin film. Aroma is of dark toasted malts. Flavor is also of toasted malts, but has some hints carmel too. Pretty robust and interesting to start with but it seems to peter out at the end. They after taste is a bit watery, for lack of a better word. Shows a tiny bit of lacing (just a few patches here and there). Mouthfeel is very moderate and seems appropriate. A much better brew than I was expecting. It’s actually quite good except for that watery finish/after taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2004
On tap at the Capital Brewery tap room. pours darkish brown with a small white head. Nice nutty aroma and flavor. Very clean with little hops. Like most Capital beers, it is easy to drink but for a session beer, there are about 100 others I would rather quaff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2006
On Tap at brewery: Sweet char malt\evergreen on smell. Dark mahogany appearance. Sweet, very smooth on palate. Nice carbonation. Very dry finish with some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagerman99 (66) - USA - DEC 6, 2001
This is pretty remarkable stuf - it has a small taste, but small and crisp and clean with decent dark malts pleasantly accented. Hints of cherry and vanilla. I like!

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