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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Very smooth. Dark brown in color with a big tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, with some nut/chocolate undertones, enticing. Taste is smooth, nice roasted malts. Has none of the skunk smell or taste of the imports, this is far superior.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2003
A very good dunkel, bound to please me as that is one of my favorite styles of lager. A deep, brownish amber, with piles of dense, immotile head. The aroma is roasty and creamy and sweet; very singularly malty as a good lager should be, and bereft of fruitiness, which makes it desirable for some food pairings. The flavor is just gorgeous: Werther's original, dark bread, maple syrup and coffee roast, all with very "meaty" undertones, which resonate across harmonics of malty etudes. The sweet finish is balanced by the cutting forthrightness of just the right modicum of CO2, and a generous helping of bittering hops, although very little in the way of flavoring or aroma hops. Overall very nice and HELL YES I will buy this one again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (3910) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Again another solid beer from Capital brewery. Not much head but big coffee/chocolate with a hoppy underbite. Very nice, good gravity. A substantial beer thats flavor is very smooth and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Clear dark red with a bit of dark brown swirled inside. The head is huge and just a little darker than white. Chewy caramel, a little raisin, wheat bread, whole grains and a little residual sweetness. Clean and refreshing body. This is so drinkable its scary--I had three before I even realized it. Nice malty body with a good roasted character and only a touch of sweetness. Just a touch of hops in the finish to keep things interesting. Another finely crafted beer from Capital.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2006
12 oz Bottle. Aroma of barley malt with some sweetness and spices. Brown body with tan head and red hue. Flavor has a medium sweet malt body. At first it was a barley grain malt then near the finish the body thickened. Good smooth med-full bodied brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Pours a dark clean amber with a medium sized head. Aroma of malts, barley and light spice. Flavor is bitter malts, light hops, and hints of roasted nuts and cocoa. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2007
12 ounce bottle into a pint glass, deep amber with a medium tan head. Aroma was of roast malt with hints of coffee and chocolate. The flavor was of roast malt and sweet with notes of dark chocolate and caramel. Reminds me of a dopplebock. Would male a very nice session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Dark brown, clear, with a nice pillowy off white head. Light nose, melanoid malt notes, a touch of caramel, chocolate. Dry, somewhat chocolatey flavor, good shot of melanoid malt, a nutty bitterness in the finish.

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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