troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Darkest brown with thin fast dissipating off white head. Light chocolate and malt aroma. Light bodied with a bit of chocolate and a hop tang. Speedy finish
schoolofchuck (135) - Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pronounced chocolate aroma along with the typical toasted oats cereal and earthy dampness of a dunkel. Some caramel and malt too. Mild bitter taste and sweetness. Reminds me of a bread-cake food item with some chocolate here and there.
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty decent dunkel, definitely has the chocolate notes and a high degree of sweetness. Way less maltier than a schwarzbier.
Idiosynkrasie (4575) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Clear reddish brown colour with small to average, frothy, minimally lacing, off-white head. Minimally sweet, dark malty aroma with a touch of cola, grainy overtones. Taste is dry, dark malty mith a metallic touch, more hoppy to the end.
cbfobes (2639) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from green bottle, already a bad start, pours a dark amber with a thick off white head and some lacing, the skunk comes through as is expected on the nose, a little bit of sweetness, the flavor has a sweetness on the front end with a finish of straight skunk and old hops, ugh, not a fan.
jmagnus87 (2857) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark amber with about a finger of light tan head. Aroma of skunk and malt. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Sweet malt, caramel, and some light hops. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I got it for a buck so I cant complain too much.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
his was labeled a Schwarz bier, not a dunkle. Bummer. It poured a transparent brown allowing light thru. Schwarz bier does not. No head and a pleasant but average aroma. Taste was sweet from the malt with a better than average carbonation. Somewhat thin to average mouth feel. Aftertaste was ok.
Huhzubendah (2809) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Transparent caramel brown with faint amber highlights. The beer begins with bubbles frozen in a still life pose. The bubbles dissipate after a few moments, as the head fades to but a thin layer. The beer strongly resembles a cola.
S: Sweet malt, distinctly German. I do admire when the aroma of a beer is indigenous to a state, country, or region of the world. Beer is universal.
T: Notes of caramel, sweet malt (no roast character), subtle toffee candies. Overall, the beer is lighter than I would prefer. A certain amount of sweetness is expected, but this beer possesses a tad too much sweetness for my liking.
M: Thin bodied with a fairly sticky and sweet feel near the finish.
D: An ok beer, but definitely not my favorite representation of the style.
McWorta (833) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Lovely CO2 touch, nice head. Tangy, savoury and delicate. Mouthwatering dry bitter and roasted malts. Ruby-black, simple and straight forward, the Name says it all. Starts off a bit bitter and develops some sweetness but which is quickly overlayed by more malty bitterness. But thi is making it all pretty well balanced. Bit thin and touches of oliyness. Got a dryness to it and leaves a mouth watering finish. This is simple and simply ace! A beer for all occasions from important ones to not so important ones. Goes good with many foods as well and can be used for cooking. Versatile and very enjoyable.
Scrapersnbeer (1501) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backing up from a fight with RB, as this is a dunkel and not a schwarz. Earthy caramel and fig aromas. Standard clear brown. Sweet syrup taste, with some bitter bit that contributes to a cola-like body. Stale aftertaste. Okay beer.