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RATINGS: 226   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
starewich (141) - - OCT 24, 2012
Aggressively smoky malt and considerable tree-bark bitterness with a mismatched palate that’s watery and fizzy like diet soda. Alcohol comes through in the finish. Adjuncty sweetness builds up in the mouth throughout the drink and sticks around.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1500) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2002
deep amber color, head is creamy but a little thin. the head did last though. pretty thin flavor..little bit of a bitter finish

2.8
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Bummer. I had such high expectations for this beer since the Capital Brewery usually gets quite high marks. They brew some really ODD beers, too, like a rice beer. Cool. Anyway, on to the subject at hand: it was a bit bitter and just didn’t get me enthused like it should’ve. I didn’t get that much malt flavor out of it. Have a Xingu instead.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7563) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Decent dunkel. Capital can be hit or miss with their German-styled lagers, this one is middle of the road, however.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2008
I think the commercial description on here makes the beer all that more not special. Pour was very dark clear amber with a forced very light tan head. Aroma was of light malt and maybe some hops and slight corn. Taste was a bit better with an average malt bill along with a hint of nuts and toffee. Was very smooth and quite refreshing. Not an over-powering beer at all. Decent but nothing special. Probably won’t purchase again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19644) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2009
Bottled ay Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Clear deep ruby, minimal head. Roasty bready nose with raisiny undertones. Mid-sry with clean mouthfeel and light-medium body. Behind a whiff of butterscotch some light salty bitterness comes out. A clean and sterile beer, very superficial.

2.6
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
A good pizza beer. By itself, to one-dimensional for my taste. If you like Newcastle, and want to feel like you are branching out, try this.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Appearance: dark beer, a little lighter that others I have had, with very little head. Smell: caramel Taste: does not have a strong taste until the bitter aftertaste. This is not one of the better dark beers I have had. Mouthfeel: thin and unmemorable. Drinkability: Sure you could drink it, but you can also drink The Beast. This is not one of the better dark beers I've had, so I'm not going to resample this one.


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