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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 Pleasant aroma of apple cider and toffee. Pours a lovely deep clear red-brown with ongoing effervescence. A big tan head leaves a modest lace. Flavor explodes all over the range of sweet roasted malts: raisins, plums, roasted nuts, apple cider. Finishes with some fresh bread, noble hops, and lingering raisin sweetness. Creamy palate, nicely carbonated, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 pours clear and light brown,with a very small head aromas of hops and malts taste are of,caramalized malts,nuts and hops very smooth mouth feel and a mildly sweet finish would drink this one anytime

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4477) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Dark brown and amber color with a tan head. Aroma is not substantial but is well balanced with some nuts and caramel. Flavor offers roasted notes and dark fruit. The hop provides a nice depth to the flavor and acts as ying to the mat yang. Great balance. Dry bitterness. A very well crafted beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle. Better served warmer. Pours a dark brown body with a 1 finger white head. Aroma is musky malt german hops and a sticky etoh. Flavor is smooth roasted malt, and german hops. A light malty flavor trails off. decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2008
Poured a dark brown colour with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is pleasent, touch of oak, over ripe fruit- apples and jerky? Dark roasted coffee beans, full creamy mouthfeel, well carbonated and a nice long finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuzz (741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2008
Capital night at Three Cellars Milwukee. Rich malt taste and a dry finish with a hint of nuts and toffee. Was very smooth and quite refreshing. Not an over-powering beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2008
Dark brown with caramel and nutty aroma. Mild caramel and sweet malts with a semi-dry finish. Decently balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2008
I think the commercial description on here makes the beer all that more not special. Pour was very dark clear amber with a forced very light tan head. Aroma was of light malt and maybe some hops and slight corn. Taste was a bit better with an average malt bill along with a hint of nuts and toffee. Was very smooth and quite refreshing. Not an over-powering beer at all. Decent but nothing special. Probably won’t purchase again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Pours a nice woody amber brown- modest off white head and some solid lace. Aroma is nice nutty toasty malts, light dry dusty chocolate malts, and a sharp black malt character that lends lamost a light metla hint. toasty and bready malts, burnt toast is obvious, light sweetness, some nutty chocoalte and a drying earthiness in the end. Light body and mouthfeel even for the styl,e, but still pretty close to being very traditional. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Bought a single of this at 3 Cellars when I realized that I’d not yet tried quite a few Capital beers. And it was pretty decent but not far above average; there’s a reason there’s not a lot of buzz (for good or bad) about this brewery. Still, I enjoyed it, and if my options were limited I’d be happy to have it again. This is a good looking beer. Nice deep red color, sparkling body, and good sturdy/sticky head formation in good quantity. Aroma is some light caramel. Flavor is a little sweet (like a sweet sweat flavor, but not unpleasant) up front, followed by some not over-powerin caramel maltiness in the body, and a bit of bitterness at the finish. Nice. Mouthfeel is OK, but just a tick on the watery side. Still, nice. This is a pretty drinkable and approachable beer that won’t blow your socks off, but is nothing to sneeze at either. I’d have it again.

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