CLevar (375) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, labeled as "Capital Dark". Pour is a clear brown with heavy red copper highlights Decent though somewhat sickly color head, ok retention, ok lacing. Aroma is of bready caramel malts, some wet malt, light yeast. Ok. Taste has much the same dominating flavors, perhaps a bit of roast and just a touch of chocolate. Palate is slightly thin. Not a bad beer, easy drinking, but really nothing standout about it.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep red with small brown head. Nose is malty sweet with heavy notes of caramel, nuts, toffee, and rich bread. Taste is nutty, breads, medium sweetness, toffee flavor but not cloying or overly sweet. Mouth feel creamy but not thick, and smooth with light carbonation. Really pretty enjoyable.
Rando7 (724) - Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours clear medium brown with moderate bubbly off-white head. Aroma sweet, toffee. Taste caramel, toffee, malts, bread with a touch of roast. Finish mild and roasty. Palate carbonated, a bit thin. Alcohol not apparent.
Nice solid dunkel. Easy drinking, would go well with a meal.
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent dunkel. Capital can be hit or miss with their German-styled lagers, this one is middle of the road, however.
jebert (492) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mahogany brown with a creamy tan head and lots of effervesence. Nose is toffee and chocolate. Very creamy on the palate. Nicely balanced brew with hints of toffee, chocolate, caramel and vanilla. No bitterness noted. A pleasant brew that both looks and tastes good. Pairs well with pretzels or pastrami on rye.
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 I kind of like this, wait, why wouldn’t I? Dark beer is usually misleading, because it is kind of clear. Tastes great though!
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, labeled Capital Dark. Pours clear mahogany with a creamy, beige, 2 finger head. Aroma is sweet crusty bread, toast, sweet grain, light floral notes, a touch of chocolate and toasted nuts. Flavor is grainy malt, toast, bread crust, caramel, a touch of chocolate and toasted nuts and a touch of roast. Palate is fairly light bodied slightly slick on entry leading to an off-dry middle and finish. Pretty good, it lacks a bit of depth and richness of flavor compared to some dunkels, but makes up for it somewhat by being smooth and quaffable.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, dark brown with reddish highlights, small lacing, aroma is nuts and dark fruit , flavors of iced tea, chocolate, caramel and nuts
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, with hints of ... purple...? Lots of nice foamy head that quickly settles to a nice thin film. Aroma is of dark toasted malts. Flavor is also of toasted malts, but has some hints carmel too. Pretty robust and interesting to start with but it seems to peter out at the end. They after taste is a bit watery, for lack of a better word. Shows a tiny bit of lacing (just a few patches here and there). Mouthfeel is very moderate and seems appropriate. A much better brew than I was expecting. It’s actually quite good except for that watery finish/after taste.
CanIHave4Beers (3132) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a medium head. The aroma is coffee and caramel with some husky graininess. The flavor is excellent and complex. Notes of deep roastiness akin to coffee and toasted bread along with a herbal hoppiness that provides a nice bitter balance to the malt complexities of roast fruit and mild caramel. The finish is malty. A very elegant beer indeed.