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RATINGS: 224   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Reminds me of Dark Ballantine at Lum’s (that was a long time ago!).A little too sweet, but bold and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2002
Labelled Munich dark with a different (new?) label. Great dark malt flavor, with initial roastiness that fades into malt complexity, balanced just right with a nice kick of hops that demand another sip. Excellent take on a style that is difficult to do well.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 4, 2002
Had this interesting brew in a bottle. Unfortunately only one bottle came in my sampler. Lovely rich nose of roasted malt and heavy grain, caramel and flowers, raisins and alcohol. Pours a sparkling dark copper. The generous tan creamy head is mostly lasting but has lacing that can only be described as fair. The very pleasing flavor starts malty but is balanced with low acidity. The finish is long lasting and deep, mostly bittersweet. The medium to full body is very creamy and lively. The finish feels alcoholic. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WisconsinBeer (702) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Bottle. Deep Ruby color, somewhat hazy. Flavors of slightly sweet coffee and roasted malts. Smooth on the palate with a lively carbonated mouthfeel. Comes across well put together and there is nothing bad that stands out. This is a good dunkel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 Dark mahogany, very filtered tan head fades to film, ring of bubbles. Very bready aroma, some caramel and bitter chocolate. Flavor is all sweet caramel malt up front, with a certain burnt/roasted grain character to it, but in a good way. Very easy drink, finishes with just enough aftertaste to leave you begging for more. Not my favorite style, but very well done. Pleasantly surprised.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
megrut (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2009 does not count
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown with a good head. Wonderful lacing. Aroma: The aroma really blossoms as it sits a couple minutes. Deep and malty, hints of raisin. Flavor: Very malt forward beer with subtle hop balance. Raisin and plum fruitiness balance a pleasant bitterness. Lingering finish. Mouthfeel: Clean, medium bodied beer. Goes down easy and before you know it, you’re ready for the next sip. We had the pleasure of meeting head brewer Kirby Nelson at Steve’s Liqours, where he was promoting some winter beers and offering tastings. He’s a fantastically nice fellow, and a Zappa fan (he names all their fermenters after Zappa songs - pics coming). Having studied with a German lager master, this beer definitely plays to Kirby’s strong points. Highly recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours deep red with small brown head. Nose is malty sweet with heavy notes of caramel, nuts, toffee, and rich bread. Taste is nutty, breads, medium sweetness, toffee flavor but not cloying or overly sweet. Mouth feel creamy but not thick, and smooth with light carbonation. Really pretty enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lupulucid (187) - - SEP 9, 2013
Sweet molasses with a touch of smoke appears in the aroma with more complexity in flavor. While malt is the dominant element, hops also make a contribution. Hops add a touch of chalkiness to the mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 pours clear and light brown,with a very small head aromas of hops and malts taste are of,caramalized malts,nuts and hops very smooth mouth feel and a mildly sweet finish would drink this one anytime


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