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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2004
This seemed more like a Schwarzbier than a dunkel. Aroma of peaches and honey. Very dark brown with red on the edges. A light and slightly sour taste of toast and lemons. Has the typical cheesy after taste that Capitals tend to have.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5164) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 6, 2003
This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized light brown colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a transparent carbonated brown colored body. It has a slightly bubbly mouthfeel that smoothend in its finish. The flavor is mostly sweet malt with very little "brown" beer feeling to it. This beer needs mor character and flavor than it has.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2003
Chestnut color with a beige moderate head. Malthouse and brewhouse malt aromas. Smooth and malty. I have had this in the past and do not recall it being this malty. Very dry finish, with just a touch of hops bite. I'm going to look for this one on tap.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5095) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Pours a nice woody amber brown- modest off white head and some solid lace. Aroma is nice nutty toasty malts, light dry dusty chocolate malts, and a sharp black malt character that lends lamost a light metla hint. toasty and bready malts, burnt toast is obvious, light sweetness, some nutty chocoalte and a drying earthiness in the end. Light body and mouthfeel even for the styl,e, but still pretty close to being very traditional. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5049) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5002) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4696) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2011
The aroma of this is malts and grainy. The flavor is malty with some grainy sweetness. Overall this was solid dunkel, easy to drink, not very complex but still very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4683) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Good malty aroma, grainy with molasses. Astringent, earthy and leathery -- dry with coffee bitter and dark roast. The color of dark tea or cola after the ice melts a bit. Good body, astringent finish. Enjoyable -- a mature brew for the big boys. I'm speculating about the potential of this with a nice blackened beef dish or chops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4633) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Bottle. Aroma hinted at the malt and carmel blast that was about to churn out. It is very much a malty beer. Some bitterness as well. Certainly not the best beer, but a very drinkable German-style brew.


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