cutitoutdave (48) - - APR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber from bottle with robust tan head. Nice malty aroma though let the beer warm a bit to get the full effect. Taste is not the greatest though. Heavily carbonated, watery hints of adjuncts, malty flavor somewhat suppressed and potent though transient noble hop bitterness at the end. Body dominated by carbonation. Overall the malt flavor just didn't punch through as with other dark lagers. Wouldn't buy again.
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gopherfan99 (753) - CROATIA - MAR 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; pours clear, dark brown with a beige head; aroma of caramel, yeast, and a hint of nuts; taste is sweet with caramel and nuts; wet finish; no real bitterness with this one, pretty good dunkel
Erzengel (4893) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
*Old rating, best before 01.05.06. Nettes würzig-röstmalziges Dunkel. Leicht süßlich, mild-weich, intensiv röstmalzig.
Grzesiek79 (3386) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks for this bottle to kevnic2008. Piwo z malenka piana, kolorem jasnej czerwieni, zapachem sliwek wegierek. W smaku slodowosc, karmelowosc lekka. Zabraklo nieco wytrawnosci. Nie tego sie spodziewalem po klasztornym browarze.
PapaSkeetSkeet (995) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with shimmering cherry-amber when held to the light, 5mm of dusty light brown head, fast to fade to a thin ring. Aroma is strong lager notes, banana bread, light caramelized banana (but not overripe!). Hint of toffee as it warms. hint of spring farm field. Body is slightly syrupy and medium-light weight, with moderate carbonation, fairly smooth, fat bubbles, but burn is in check. Flavor is a watery caramel with hint of maple syrup and bread crust. Hint of banana bread (much lighter here than in aroma.) Overall, a quaffable dunkel, lots of lager character, banana-bread in the aroma is a highlight. Although balanced, the flavor is short of delicious. Its balanced properties win me over as it warms.
strap (540) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark with reddish tint and light head. Pleasant aroma, with a nice roasted malt flavor and slight sweetness. All around decent brew
Bill Becker (478) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a clear mahogany colour with a firm 1" head of white foam.
The smell is that of what dark malts bring to the table. An aromatic mix of roasted and grainy malts that has a lovely sweetness to it. The sweet almost smells fruity, like black cherries.
No fruit in the taste at all. Just solid roasted malt flavour with grain ad a light sweet note here and there. Not particularly bitter nor sweet. In between I’d say.
Medium body, lightish carbonation.
A solid if not great example of the style, imho.
oh6gdx (21752) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (From bierzwerg.de). Very deep ambery brown colour with a mediumsized beige head. Aroma is mild roast, some toffee, raisins and quite sweet notes as well. Flavour is mild ripe fruits, some toffee, a bit herbal and grassy notes as well as some slight toasted notes. Leaves a bit thin as for the palate.
edgallow (2518) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, chocolate and grain. Taste is sweet malts.
Wim (3015) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
with yves at my home dark brown colored body with an off white head and malted chocolate sweet hop aroma a malt hops chocolat fruity sweet bitter taste with a bitter finish