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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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Mostly transparent, coppery brown color with a thin layer of filmy off-white head. Undercarbonated relative to other draft offerings, but not unforgivably so. Somewhat thin, dark roasted malt aroma with hints of boiled coffee. Hints of nutty malt, but certainly not rich in malt depth. Clean, yeast-wise. No hop aroma. Medium-light bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a thin, flabby texture. Too drinkable, in that the richness of malt is completely lost to me. A faint coffee-tinged roast malt flavor lingers on the palate, but there isnt a richness of underlying malt character to support it, so it ends up tasting a little bit limp. Watery, with a hint of roast. A rare disappointment from a brewery that usually delivers a great example of a US generated traditional German lager style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2009
From the bottle, pours a dark crimson red with a thick foamy off-white head. Aromas of dark malts, caramel, light brown sugar, and a bit of sweetness about it. At first taste, Id call this a brown ale if it were a blind test. Nutty caramel and some toffee, and a sweet finish are what makes up the flavor. Light without being watery, smooth, and a lightly sweet malty aftertaste. I think its a well made beer, but one is enough for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Amber color with a medium tan head. Caramel aroma, flavor has hints of fruit and bread with a nice balance and and a moderately malty body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
12oz. aroma is a clean sweet almost peaty malt. taste is above average with no off flavors and nice malt/hop balance. this one goes down fast with not much aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
That1Guy (2055) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Crushed with Jakebra. Ugh. Boring. Lotsa maltiness. Id take Lakefront Eastside Dark over this poop any day. Some dirt, some sweetness, some thinness and some non-awesomeness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle in trade from milwaukeeclassic. Thanks! Pours a clear maroon pour with a quick fading beige head. Smell is sweet toasty bready tart malt. Taste is thin with some metal and pumpernickel like breadiness. Appropriate balancing bitterness, a touch sweet though overall, and lightly yeasty. A medium to thin body and a touch high carbonation. Drinkable, but average.

   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 (5529) - 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.

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