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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2010
Label said Capital Dark Lager, I’ll assume this is that beer unless I hear otherwise. Cola-like pour with a short off-white head and minimal lacing. Toasty malts and sugary sweetness along with some light spice. The flavor was nutty and toasted malts with a touch of sweetness. Thin body with lots of carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (1876) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2010
Some confusion about what beer this actually is. Says Capital Dark on the label. Well, let’s hope it’s this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6377) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Clear coloa color/ fleeting tan head. Mild nutty, brown malt, cocoa aromas. light body. Chocolate malt, dark bread, coffee flavors, a bit thin...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (630) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Clear dark brown with a big pillowy head. Sweet malt aroma with a hint of yeast spice. Flavor is dark coffee malt with a fruity spiciness. Medium bodied with a nice herbal finish.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
megrut (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2009 does not count
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown with a good head. Wonderful lacing. Aroma: The aroma really blossoms as it sits a couple minutes. Deep and malty, hints of raisin. Flavor: Very malt forward beer with subtle hop balance. Raisin and plum fruitiness balance a pleasant bitterness. Lingering finish. Mouthfeel: Clean, medium bodied beer. Goes down easy and before you know it, you’re ready for the next sip. We had the pleasure of meeting head brewer Kirby Nelson at Steve’s Liqours, where he was promoting some winter beers and offering tastings. He’s a fantastically nice fellow, and a Zappa fan (he names all their fermenters after Zappa songs - pics coming). Having studied with a German lager master, this beer definitely plays to Kirby’s strong points. Highly recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1820) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Pours dark brown/black with creamy head. Roasted malt aroma. Smooth, roasted flavor. Hops to match.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of dark fruit, some caramel, earthy. Tastes of some fruit, spice, caramel, toffee, chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2009
A nice simple dark beer, though not a lot to it. Poured from the bottle to a dark chocolate brown with medium thick tan head that lasted to mid-glass and left okay lacing. Aroma was a faint caramel toffee as was the flavor of this medium bodied. Finish was smooth and medium duration, but again left no distinguishing mark. Kind of just ho-hum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3798) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Dark amber brown pour with offwhite head. Aroma of toffee, caramel. Kind of smells like a candy dish with a bit of smoke. Flavor is caramel and chocolate with a light dryness. Smooth mouthfeel with dry finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5095) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2009
12oz bottle. Filtered amber brown color with a small beige head. Medium bodied, some choco-toffee sweetness. Still has that macro aroma unfortunately. Some rich caramel tones as well. Certainly a step up from typical Capital swill, this one is actually flavorful and refreshing, as advertised...as for the finest dark beer in America, they must be out of their minds. No real hops to speak of besides the initial crispness. Nice and rich malt tones, that never get too sticky or overbearing. Lagered out and smooth, with solid specialty malt nuances.


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