DrnkMcDermott (2718) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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?
wxman (1280) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark garnet/brown with an initially big off white head that diminished rather quickly. Aroma is roasted malt and cocoa. Taste is sweet roasted malt along with some buttery biscuits, coffee and mild bitterness. Very goo9d, but I disagree with the product description. The FINEST dunkel brewed in the United States is made at the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, KY.
Lupulucid (175) - - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet molasses with a touch of smoke appears in the aroma with more complexity in flavor. While malt is the dominant element, hops also make a contribution. Hops add a touch of chalkiness to the mouthfeel.
jjgmd (1090) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown with no head. Nose is roasted malt and caramel. Taste is light with malt and some hints of chocolate. Not a lager lover but this was drinkable with some flavor. Finish is short, and light. Quaff Score ( from an ale drinker ) 6 / 10
zgaier (1056) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a beige head and aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malt , chocolate, and caramel with a nutty finish while light and goes down easy. Drinkable and nice for the style
RobertDale (2635) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a clear dark reddish brown with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and nuts. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, nuts, bread, and a touch of hops. Very nice.
jmagnus87 (2051) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark nut brown with minimal head. Aroma of caramel and roasty nuts. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Pretty good brew. I dont think its super special, but very solid.
dwm1034 (552) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Traut garage....interesting source; good to great beer. Pours dark red/brown with thin head. Nose is sweet caramel and nutty....as is initial taste...sweet with a yeasty / bread taste....nutty taste comes out as it warms....very good....not much different than many brown ales...but tasty.
MaltOne (168) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly yeasty, earthy aroma. Pours a clear dark brown. Ample, pale tan, airy head - dissipates quickly leaving a thin froth ring. Flavors take a moment to appear, but has a lingering roastiness, walnuts, a hint of pepper on the finish. Medium to light body, but satisfying and refreshing. A good session beer.
dekester1 (287) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark red/brown with a light head and minimal lacing. Aroma was of roasted malts and hops boquet. Taste was of roasted malts, caramel, nuttiness and moderate hop finish. Palate was decent. Overall, a nice dark larger from Middleton.
beerbaaron (701) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Dissipating head. Thin to medium body. Roasty, toasty, nutty. Some drying bitter. Solid but not blown away