RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting citric flavours and dark fruit. Not what I was expecting from a Dunkel, but pleasantly surprised, really.
Spab (1978) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at beerbistro. Pours a clear reddish brown with small tan head. Aroma of caramel, nuttiness and a bit of dark fruit. Nuttiness is more pronounced in the flavour and has a bit of hoppy bitterness in the finish. Nice.
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Volo. Pours a clear dark mahogany body with a thick tan head. Cocoa and malt, slight coffee hit. Roasted malt is thick, slight smoky sugar notes finished nicely with a nutty dry bitterness. A very well made dunkel that reflects German excellence. I doubt it could be picked apart from traditional dunkels. Well done.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Bistro in Toronto, served in a shaker. Deep mahogany pour with large creamy tan head that quickly diminishes, leaving minimal lace. Aromas of bread and toasted malts along with doughy yeast. Notes of banana and nutmeg. Light-medium in body with soft carbonation. Develops a nice honey-brown sugar sweetness through the middle and finishes on that note. Surprisingly sweet and refreshing, much lighter in body than I was expecting. Clean and very sessionable. 2010-02-19.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Chancey Smiths in London. Pours deep brown in colour, with nice big tan head. Aroma is rich malt, roasty! Taste is the same, nice and thick, and chewy, roasted malt. Great beer for a cold winter night!
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Primarily coffee and some caramel and roasted malt on the nose. Slightly earthy. Very dark brown with a hint of redness. The head was a good half inch white which heal reasonbly leaving a lace to the end of the glass, surprising given soft carbonation. Oily and slightly sticky in the mouth. Medium bitterness balanced with the sweet of the malt. Overall a nice beer.
garthicus (2471) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance (by candle light) cherry red/brown with a tiny white head. Aroma: lots of malt and bran, some tobacco, overripe apple, prunes. Flavour: quite a cherry flavour at first, lots of dark
fruits, malt, malt and more malt. There’s a good deal of vanilla and fresh pipe tobacco in the finish. Nice.
strowlands8 (170) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice and full bodied with a good roastyness but there just wasn’t quite enough flavour up front for it too really stand out. Probably one of the better in it’s style that I’ve had but I personally don’t think it warrants the high rating.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at C’est What: Deep clear burgundy color lager with a small foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of nice caramel malt with some light roasted malt. Taste is also a nice mix between some caramel malt with lightly sweet roasted malt. Full body with good carbonation and easily drinkable. Well done and easily drinkable with limited complexity.
Lubiere (9035) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark clear brown dunkel with a mahogany hue. A wonderful aroma of ginger bread, vanilla, cinnamon hearts. In mouth, a light dunkel with bananas, cinnamon, a bit of ginger, well balanced. A great dunkel, atypical in nature. On tap at C’est What, March 21, 2009.