mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[8307-20160520] Tap. Light toasted grains aroma. Slightly hazy, dark mahogany brown red body with a medium-lasting foamy mocha head. Roasted coffee grains and toasted multigrain bread flavour. Medium-full body is fairly bitter. Interesting. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(@ Cassels brewpub, Christchurch, NZ)
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2016-05-20. Crisp dark brown body, small tan head. Aroma of dusty caramel malt. Flavour is malt forward, light notes of dark fruits, dusty malt, hint of caramel and a very slight tangy undercurrent. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent. 7/3/6-7/3/14 On tap at The Brewery, Christchurch, NZ.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried on tap at The Brewery. Clear dark brown body with tan head. Caramel and coffee on the nose with more coffee coming through in the taste. Not usually a fan of this style but I enjoyed this one.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, body dark brown, almost black. It smells roasty, darkmalty, aromatic, very nice. The taste is malty, darkmalty, aromatic, bit dry-roasty. Quite good. 3.6
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2014 Another 10th rating! This is an interesting beer, somehow very un-Dunkel, in my view and smell and taste. Dark, squirrel brown, much more dense in appearance than traditional Munich Dunkel. Little to say on the aroma, except for a leather and mushrooms, very earthy, but all very subtle. The flavours are dark chocolate, cofee, hazelnuts, ashes, and none of that Munich malt that can often be just too boring. All flavours very mild too. Perhaps because it was a taster among other beers at the CBD bar, I could detect no bitterness at all. Felt more like a mild ale.
skortila (5276) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Cassels. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. Aroma has some toasty, chocolate malt tones. Almost black coloured beer with an off-white, thin head. The taste is slightly bitter, has the toasty chocolate. Nicely balanced beer.
Travlr (21421) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at CBD Bar. Very dark clear maroon color, beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of rich dark cocoa and caffe macchiato. Taste is brownies and Italian coffee soda with soft carbonation. Very tasty.
horotane (18) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m biased because I’m horrified in the prolific use of burnt malt in otherwise a delicious industry. If you want just like a chocolate milkshake but messy then I’d generally take Baileys in the Coco Pops before anything other than the most strangely alluring darks. I taste them to satisfy scientific curiosity and can’t help but rate this Dunkel. Clean and easy, none of the citrus or otherwise acidity that plagues a weaker brew. May my palate grow that I may enjoy it fully.
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
keg @ Cassels CBD bar, Christchurch 12/1/13
Dark ruby brown with light body and medium carbonation. Digestive biscuit malt and a touch of chocolate.
scrowlerAA (6) - - FEB 1, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured on tap at the brewery it’s made, this beer has a deep red colour, minimal if any hop character but a huge malt presence and expected amount of residual sweetness. The initial taste is chocolate and coffee with pleasant bitterness, the finish is sweet and enjoyable and leaves you wanting more. Head retention is good.