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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 Deep, ruby hued mohagany body with dusty brown head. Creamy & smooth, lots of malts in there. Good depth and character. Nuts, caramel, mmmmm... pretty decent hop presence as well. I think that this is one of my favorites from Capital. Nice finish too, hints of barley and something sweet. I'd drink this Dunkel most anytime. Re-rate FEB 2004. more chocolatey than I remember. creamy and very enjoyable, but I'll drop it's overall a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Nice deeply orangy/red color with an overall brownish tone, thin tannish head that fades leaving a thin haze and very fine stringy lace in small areas of coverage. Smell is soft and light of dark fruits, plum, banana, some nuttyness and creamy maltyness with a touch of light spice. Very subtle in approach on the nose, a bit to light though. Taste is more subtleties of dark fruits, banana, plum, raisin, a touch of sweetness and maltyness, but far to thin and shortly visited, weakened hops near the finish slightly. Feel is thin and lighter medium body, again, it doesn't have any staying power what so ever, just a short memory of what could be. It still makes for good easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Nicely carbonated auburn brown colored beer with an off white head. Malty aroma with an estery yeast finish which is almost bock-like. The flavor is nice, roasted malt to toasted bread, with solid bitterness. The beer is creamy smooth and then finishes clean with a little astringency on the tongue. This beer is versatile, I could enjoy it with lunch, at a tailgate, or at the bar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Tap at the brewery. Ebony with some cherrywood color, light bronze head. Sweet malt nose that lasts. Malty with some chocolate and jam. Hops are forward, making for a bit of sharpness. Well balanced overall. Very drinkable, very tru to style. Few Americans can do this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2005
Boltled- poured into frosty glass. Light to no head. Dark brownish in color. Oddly Smooth taste for a dark beer. Personaly, I’m not a big fan of dark beers but this beer was a quite enjoyable drink. Not too strong in hops, with a slight chocolate coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1532) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Dark ruby color with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of toffee, caramel and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - NOV 13, 2005
12oz bottle.
Clear dark auburn copper with medium-thin extremely tightly packed off-white head that sticks around forever. Sweet malt, light roasted grain and slight hop spice aroma. Flavor is more dry than sweet, though there is plenty of malt sweetness in this beer, complemented by medium hop bitter and a slightly dry aftertaste. Incredibly smooth, creamy palate. A highly competent dunkel. Capital continues to earn a spot in my list of revered breweries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2006
From a 12 oz. twist cap brown bottle with no bottled/freshness date. Poured a red hued brown with a foamy beige head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, fair amount of sticking. Aromas of fruity esters, caramel, cocoa powder, floral and subtle spicy hops. Moderate carbonation, a dry, smooth light bodied mouthfeel. Fruity, plum-like, and toasted grains with lightly roasted malts, cocoa with just a touch of caramel, a mild earthy, spicy hoppiness and a dry cooca finish with hints of coffee. Another excellent German style lager from Capital, one of my favorite American breweries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3318) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Clear medium brown body that throw up a large long lasting tan head. Rich, clean, malty aroma. Good solid malty sweetness delivered on a medium full body. Well done, I’ll have another of these please.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Light body for a dark larger but not watery. toasty malt with faint toffee/coffee and earthy spice. I like this because is is more bitter and dry than sweet like some other Capital brews I’ve tried. I would happily drink again.

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