pivnizub (9528) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Amber to brown coloured; thin and lasting white head; sweetish malty nose, fruity vinous traces and a tinge of roasted malts; quite dry (roast)malty taste, hints of milk-chocolate; light bitter, but mainly malty finish; quite light bodied, lacks a fuller body; to be really good a bit too thin; a not unpleasant Dunkel, though.........
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Comes as "Engel Alt Crailsheimer Dunkel". Beautiful dark brown - but not black - beer with a limited head. Soft, slightly caramelish and lightly sweet. Very subdued bitterness. Has some almost altbierish fruity notes. Delicious. 030201
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light malty nose, with notes of brew mash. Amber to gold colored, small white head. Light hoppy flavor, some malt.
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2006 Bottle.
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts and grain.
Flavour of malts, cardboard and grain.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2006 Bottled. Amber coloured. Malty aroma and flavour with loads of caramel. Sweet and roasty flavour. Light to medium bodied.
Wacher (129) - Århus C, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown with medium head. A very light sweet malty aroma. Taste is thin, sweet and grassy. Aftertaste is malty and slightly bitter. I agree, it lacks character.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber colour. Medium, bubbly head. Malty, hoppy aroma. Taste is bland, with notes of toffee, roast-maltiness, sweetness. Malty, bitter finish. Light to mediumbodied. Texture reminds me, as Joris also notes, of an english bitter. But it has not enough character to be really good.
Geiserich (3864) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown color, nice frothy head, medium lace. Malty and light fruity aroma. Quite sugary, malty, and a light bitter, dry aftertaste. A little bit boring, quite unspectacular Dunkles.
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted fruity malt and a somewhat dusty hop nose -indeed reminds one of a bottled bitter or something similar.
Chestnut, low lacing creamy head.
Light toasted malt with a herbal hop counterpoint. Dry finish - roasted almond aftertaste.
Medium body, a tad fizzy.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color with a slight off white head. The taste is sweetness with a light malty pattern. Has slight yeasty flavours an a very light bitter palate.