ohknaks (44) - USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Pours dark brown in the glass with a big tan head. Aroma is similar to the tase; a bit malty with a little taste of caramel
luttonm (2069) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark coffee-black with foamy ugly white head. Lactic, cream aroma of grain and dark malt. Creamy body with some darker caramel malt notes, a bit richer than a normal DAB or lager. Sour-bitter finish, coating feel. Alright, something different, but flavors aren’t a standout.
5, 3, 6, 2, 11
Lowenbrau (1727) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml can. Easy to drink, maybe a bit watered down. Pours dark copper, hazy, with some tan head, vanishing and no lacing. Taste is malty and sweet. Light body and average carbonation.
Bif (1292) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- Beer has a dark bronze appearance with a good foamy head. Has a nice light aroma nothing distinct. The taste is light and crisp. It has light carbonation with a slight malt aftertaste but still refreshing. This is an enjoyable beer when having more than 1-2.
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured clear brown with a fizzy tan head. Smelled of coffee and grain. Tasted of burnt chocolate, roasted coffee, and cereal grain. Nicely bittered. thin watery body. Malty aftertaste. Pretty good beer.
LinusStick (2756) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now this is a refreshing and tasty dunkel. Aroma was so so. Chocolate malt and burnt bread. Pour was a nice deep dark brown (almost black) with a one finger off white head. Taste was delicious. Roasted/burnt malt in the front with a bitter coffee aftertaste that stays on the back of the throat. Great carbonation that carries the flavor rather than overpowering it. Didn’t like their regular lager so I wasn’t expecting much. Glad I tried it.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
very dark amber, touch of sweet malt and hint of choclate with barely a bitter aftertaste
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
cheap (3801) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 Didn’t care much for the regular DAB. This is darker but not really dark. No head. Has a sweeter aroma, it’s a little malty. Seems to be pretty strong in the alky smell. Also some wet burned wood in there too. Taste is a little bitter but I think this is better in flavor than the original DAB. Interesting offense on the back center palate. Yes, is a darker lager flavor, something like an American dark lager. On par with Alambra Negra and Nova Paka Granat. I’ve tasted better dunkels like Becks dark and Weltenburger. Mild bland rear aluminum tooth taste. OK for a dark beer. Probably would not purchase again considering the other offerings out there. Overall, nice to have had a chance to try this.
Tmoney99 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a medium brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt aroma. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Better than my expectation.
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh, wow! Excellent value dark German lager! I really enjoyed DAB, however, this brought it to the next level (just like Warsteiner - --> Warsteiner Dunkel). Excellent roasted blend with an appropriate amount of bite that leaves you wanting more. I could enjoy this for days on end. Not the highest quality and most enjoyable, but definately a goto type of brew. If you can get it, try it!
gordondusty (9) - USA - JUN 7, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer out of the collection last night. Enjoyed the initial aroma which had great hop aroma. The body & mouthfeel was rewarding with excitiment for every tastebud. The overall package was sensational considering it had travelled to Australia. It was a little dusty due to age but had amazing qualities Australian brewers could only dream of...worth sending them to Germany to see how it really is done