pilsnerrogge (2285) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(On tap at the brewpub) Dark brown with a dense head. Buttery toffee aroma. Roasty flavour with some sweetness, nice bitter aftertaste.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 On tap at the brewpub in 2005:
Caramel-covered almonds and chocolate on the side. Roasted malts are there, but the dominating sweetness isn’t interesting enough to keep me more than curious.
Lots of coffee beans, espresso-style, thrive in a well-nourished body. Portly for a low-gravity lager, decently brewed, and perhaps the most interesting tap offering they had the day I visited. 3.2/5
"Nothing to write home about" doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not enjoying yourself.
On tap at the brewpub in 2008:
Lots of coffee in the nose, but not as much in the flavor profile. Earthy, detached roastiness adds complexity along with a raisiny fruitiness. This one too was much better all around than the one I had a few years ago. 3.5/5
Cletus (6187) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out dark brown with a big off white head. Smelled of nuts and sugar. Tasted of chocolate and caramel. Rich creamy warming finish.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pivovarsky Dum. Dark chestnut brown with frothy tan head. Cocoa and coffee flavors with a roasted finish. Thick mouthfeel, and the taste lingers more than most Czech dunkels.
CamdenD (980) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice "dark beer" as they call it at the brewpub. Good clear, smooth taste with a nice hop profile. I could have enjoyed a bit more kick to it, but made a good session beer.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Pivovarsky Dum. Good dunkel. Some hints of chocolate and caremel to start, and some roasrty malt to finish. Slightly honeyed, with a low bitterness. Full mouthfeel, very tasty, i liked it.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice dunkel this one. Deep red / brown colour with tasty off white head. Aroma is sweet with some very nice malt. Flavor is sweet with some raisin and finishes with a nice spicy bitterness.
JoeMcPhee (7671) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very dark, ruby highlighted beer. Thin tan head. Fruity and malty. Fairly thin body however. Flavour is slightly soapy, some malt, but not nearly as complex as I was hoping for. Light honeyish flavour.
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
blacker than most tmaves with a light purple tinge. crisp, plenty of stewed apple, light coffee aroma, quite sweet but still enjoyable
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(On tap at the brewpub) Aroma of malts (roasted, coffee). Opaque, black coloured with a thin, brown and lasting head. Taste is of malts (roasted, coffee) again and some bitterness. Quite a sparkling dunkel. okay.