MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Ealing Beer Festival.
Dirty brown colour with a thin off white head. Sweet and fruity with some tobacco. Diacetyl and caramel are rather too clear. Very sweet... erm... NEXT!
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Fässla in Bamberg. Beautiful, red-brow with a nice, creamy head. The aroma has notes of caramel and light citrus. The flavour has sweetness, notes of malt and caramel followed by a "quiet" phase before some long lasting grapefruit turns up. IMO at bit monotone and off balance.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (BB Feb/08), Bamberg.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted/roasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of minerals.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Surprisingly lean for being 6%. Not a lot going on.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A brown beer with a thin white head. The aroma is malty with caramel notes. The flavour is malty with light roasted notes and caramel. Medium bodied. Quite short aftertaste. Not your usual Dunkel.
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper brown color, small off-white head. Grassy hoppy aroma. Acidic flavor, woody hoppy and malty. Medium-bodied. Strange dunkel ...
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown colored with slight red hints. Medium sized light brown head. Sweet, caramelly, strongly hopped, still surprisingly thin aromated. Medium bodied. Flavor is better with starting caramel and sweet fruits, ending dries with bitter and floral touch, mild licorice also in aftertaste.
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep reddish colour with mediumsized beige head. ARoma is fruits, nectar and slight hints of glue. Flavour is very much the same. Quite weird brew for being German, but still quite pleasant and drinkable.
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from REWE, Bamberg. Reddy-brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and grassy hops. Flavour was sweet, almost toffeeish with a decent dry finish. Good.
Geiserich (3863) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 28, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled: Chestnut brown color, small head. Aroma is malty, light alcoholic, acid touch and hints of almond. Flavor is light sweet and malty, acid notes and a citrus/herbal hop finish. Roasty. Astringent end with herbal bitterness. Quite bitter and herbal Dunkles, boring.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. A typical dunkel with notes of malty, hops, caramel, bread and metal.