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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
starewich (167) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1510) - 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

   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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (9089) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (20929) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (11097) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of bread and light caramel. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread and light roastiness with smooth lightly bitter finish.

   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 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.

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