jonhall (62) - - JUL 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Very dark with an earthy taste. Our original garden brau according to label. A lager not an ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rondphoto (3573) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich sweet dark grain odor. Dark amber with a long-lasting ivory head and spots of lace. This is a one-hit wonder, but a very good one. Taste begins ands ends with a full-bodied bitter caramel malt that is both light and satisfying. Very drinkable, not filling, consistent in flavor, a solid choice for sessioning. Recommended.
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours a clear reddish brown with faint carbonation and very little head. Aroma has spicy notes with caramel malt, plums and some earthy/barley old tavern-ness to it. Taste is of raisins, bread, sweet caramel. Somewhat light and a bit sour. Finishes short with a fizziness; sweet and tangy. Malt differences - is that the separation between this style and a vienna? It is an easy drinker, however, no need to revisit this style as it does not have the depth or richness I am looking for in flavor.
monkeychugg55 (1008) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with red highlights, small off-white head. Dark lager aroma with lots of roast, a bit of smoke, and some very subtle nobel hops. The flavor is a tad sweet at first, with toasted malts, then, a burst of carbonation brings balancing hops that clean it all up. Crisp, almost dry finish with lingering toast. Pretty solid.
BVery (9178) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Dark amber pour with a smaller white head. Aroma is bready malts with some roastiness - very nice. Medium to lighter palate. Taste is also caramel malt, with a touch of roast and chocolate. Very enjoyable and easy drinking.
wlajwl (5394) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of this is malts and grainy. The flavor is malty with some grainy sweetness. Overall this was solid dunkel, easy to drink, not very complex but still very good.
cvhy (6) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Capital Brewery Tap Haus. I don’t typically drink dark beers, but I ordered a flight (4 small glasses) and this one was easily my favorite. Dark amber color, medium body, creamy - great blend not too sweet or too bitter.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.
LamarBurton (376) - California, 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.