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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2003 Bottled. Reading these other descriptions, I wonder just what was in my bottle. Color was fine, head foamed up but dissipated quickly. I caught a big whiff of sorghum & molasses, like you get when you brew with a dark malt extract. Couldn't find roast malt notes at all. But then the other dark lagers I've tried lately have been very lacking in uniformity, so maybe this is closer to style than I realize. Eminently enjoyable, but not what I expected.
Re-rated; Draft. From the tap it comes off somewhat better; a decent dark roast taste. I think I almost an allergic reaction from the hop nose?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1201) - - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle, thanks George999! Sweet caramel malt aroma with bread and toffee notes. Pours dark brown with a thin but retentive tan head with good lacing. Starts with bread malt as well as a bit of hoppiness. Finishes smooth with the sweet caramel and toffee coming through, but not as strongly as the aroma would indicate. Nice beer though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle. Chocolate malt and fresh hay aroma. Dark chestnut with small head. Sweet molasses/chocolate malt and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber maroon color, off white head. Aroma of nutty butterscotch. Taste is sweet caramel with a burnt and nutty edge. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2712) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Dark pour with a slight head. Malty with a slight toasted oat and slightly sweet finish. Reminds me of a typical dark beer in Germany.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5715) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle: Clear, dark red-brown with a puffy beige head. Dark bread, caramel aroma. Taste is toasty, dark bread, caramel malt, a little bitter chocolate. Really pretty nice.....a mild, everyday dark beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (12660) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Brown/amber with thin head. Aroma of caramel, toasted and munich malts. Medium/light body, caramel, some fruit esters, and a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Draft. Deep brown body with an off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel, molasses, cookie, nuts. Light floral note. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Mostly sweet malts in the taste, though lingering bitterness helps cut that in the finish. Some raw graininess. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5637) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown - a solidly made dunkel - roasted nuts, toffee, and dark bread throughout, with balancing a acidity, mild bitterness, and an earthy, leafy character - full, creamy texture - crusty pumpernickel finish - solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
Reddish brown is the pour on this one, with off-white colored head. Lots of rich bready notes on the nose. Caramel and bread on the palate. Finishes with just a hint of hops.

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