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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6507) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6414) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6178) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Dark brown and amber color with a tan head. Aroma is not substantial but is well balanced with some nuts and caramel. Flavor offers roasted notes and dark fruit. The hop provides a nice depth to the flavor and acts as ying to the mat yang. Great balance. Dry bitterness. A very well crafted beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5676) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle: Clear, dark red-brown with a puffy beige head. Dark bread, caramel aroma. Taste is toasty, dark bread, caramel malt, a little bitter chocolate. Really pretty nice.....a mild, everyday dark beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown - a solidly made dunkel - roasted nuts, toffee, and dark bread throughout, with balancing a acidity, mild bitterness, and an earthy, leafy character - full, creamy texture - crusty pumpernickel finish - solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5571) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2007 Not bad, but not as full bodied as some Czech examples. Aroma has some nuts and roasted malt. Flavor is malty as well, with lightly roasted grain and a dry finish. It is very drinkable. It could use more body but otherwise good. More of a Vienna than a dunkel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Very nice interpretation of a Munchener-Dunkel, a deep reddish-brown brew with a lofty, creamy tan head. The aroma is great, lightly roasted malt, sweet with caramel and a dab of butterscotch, and quite fruity for a lager. The flavor drops a notch, yet remains enjoyable. Rich caramel, brown sugar sweetness, burnt toast, and some faint hopping to help balance it out. I probably won’t be sharing this six-pack.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2009
12oz bottle. Filtered amber brown color with a small beige head. Medium bodied, some choco-toffee sweetness. Still has that macro aroma unfortunately. Some rich caramel tones as well. Certainly a step up from typical Capital swill, this one is actually flavorful and refreshing, as advertised...as for the finest dark beer in America, they must be out of their minds. No real hops to speak of besides the initial crispness. Nice and rich malt tones, that never get too sticky or overbearing. Lagered out and smooth, with solid specialty malt nuances.


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