BlackHaddock (5091) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My 33cl bottle was bought in Berlin: so it is just a ’dunkel’ on the label.
Poured into an ’Augustijn’ badged chalice at home on 26 Apr 2013.
Ruby coloured body, clean and clear: beige, full head.
The nose is more grainy than malty: with dark berry esters thrown in for good measure.
The taste is maltier than the aroma hints at and those grain smells don’t appear in the flavours. Undertones of sweetness which don’t surface fully hide behind a mild hop crispness that doesn’t turn the brew bitter or overly dry.
Interesting and one of the better German brewed Dunkels I’ve had so far.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The epitome of German dunkles. Solid full bodied crisp taste with a malty finish. Light fizzy creamy head.
N3lson1 (585) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious German Dunkel! Get a bunch of these and enjoy them with your best buddies, they’ll appreciate this one!
hawanna (2742) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle BB 05. Sep 13
Dunkelbraune Farbe, wenig beiger Schaum, karamellig, brotig, getreidig, schokoladig, harzig, Fichte, erdig, holzig
Feines Dunkel wobei ich eine gewisse Restsüsse vermisse
kvnstfrd (32) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In my area, this beer is sold as "Schwarzbier."
Poured into a 12 oz. Pilsner glass.
Appearance: Dark brown color with a reddish hue; looks like a Dr. Pepper. Absolutly no head at all, even with an aggressive pour.
Smell: Toffee, caramel, dark chocolate and a slight sour note.
Taste: Initially, roasted Munich malts and semi-sweet caramel with a coffee-like bitter flavor mid-way. Aftertaste yields a roasted almond flavor with a mild herbal hop finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with more carbonation detected than what was visible.
Overall: I’m a little confused because this beer has the qualities of a Munich Dunkel and a Doppelbock, but nothing like other Schwarzbiers-style beers I’ve had before. So, I stopped trying to analyze what type of beer it was and just enjoyed it. It’s one of those beers you can sip slowly and savor, or throw back several in one sitting.
Whatever style it is, it’s another awesome brew from Einbecker.
tia (1343) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Smells roasty, wheaty, and pleasantly sour. Medium brown with a light head and light lacing. Sweet and grainy.
HopTsing (469) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
From the bottle poured a dark brew with a beigh head. Aromas and flavors of malt, biscuit, and hops. Medium bodied.
cgreb (406) - Marburg, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - clear amber Brown beer with no foam. Very nice malty Aroma. Flavour is malty sweet balanced with a light bitterness. Medium carbonation.
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep, dark copper with a thin, white head that quickly fades. Moderate lacing. Malty, carmel nose with hints of some spices. Creamy, but slightly thin mouthfeel. Sweet taste, but not as sweet as the doppelbock from the same brewery. Not bad, but not as good as their Ur-Bock.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as rich in roasted flavor as the Kostritzer or Ettaler varieties, but still holds its own. Slightly watery with an unfortunately chemically sweetness.