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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2002
a pretty great example of the style. capital continues to amaze me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2002
creamy candle colored head rides proudly uptop the brew like a rolls royce hood ornament. it’s a medium brown pour, cedar reddish tones. intricate lace--so much so i thought i could discern the effigy of elvis (the young one) on the glass, but by the time i’d fetched the camera it had morphed into nothing more than a silly bunny. fresh, nutty malt aroma, touch of woody spice and a stray vapor of anise. completely different than the beck’s dark that proceeded it down my gullet: less floral but more smooth. sweet and whole wheat bready, hops wave demurely from the back row; not a "huge" beer, but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
Appearance and head retention are great, however I find the taste and asroma to be dominated by malt and metallic/mineral combined flavors. Perhaps I’m drinking this one too cold? Warming up - I’m starting to taste the chocolate and a slightly roasted aftertaste. A pretty good beer but not he fines dark beer brewed in America.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2002
Dark, walnut-colored brew with large stable off-white head. Nose caramel, roasted grain, and a bit of baked apples. I didn’t find the flavor as "balanced" as some of you; seems heavily malty without a lot of hops either in the front or back; but I’m more of a malt-man and don’t mind. "German" richness and sweetness very evident, somewhat bock-like, with a warming finish. Good effort from this above-average cheesehead brewery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Dark bronze color emphasizes the rich malt character hidden within. Very well balanced with subtle hop aroma. If I had an Oktoberfest celebration, I would have to include this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2002
i was very impressed with this beer. It was very tasty and refreshing. It almost reminded me a little bit of calumet dark. Not quite though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 6, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 good for this style-good chocolate malts, german (sazz?) hops and a tingle on the toungue in the middle. dark copper/mahogony hue with note much head. flavros are evergreen, chocolate, light char, and some earthy hops on the finish. palate is slick with medium carbonation. finish is earthy with some estery twang. nice dunkel!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2002
this one’s like an iced espresso with extra sugar. sweet coffee, with a thin bitterness at the end. probably the best of the 8 pack sampler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Very slight chocolate, coffee aroma, definitely malty. Rich flavor, smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2002
This beer is now called Munich Dark on the label, and it does show the characteristics of a Dunkel. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Dark brown color with a medium foamy head. Rich and malty with slight bitterness on the back end. Not too shabby.

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