JK (4350) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2006 Black with a red tint. Thick khaki colored head that fades slowly. Some lacing, and a lasting layer of foam. It looks wonderful. Malt and caramel aroma. Flavor is heavy roasted malt and smoke with caramel as well. Full bodied and easy to drink. Outstanding dunkel, served on draught at Ferdinanda in Prague.
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Large fin bubbled off-white head that mostly lasted. Dark mahogany color. Good display of lacework. Aroma of mild sweet chocolate, roasted malt, hint of coffee and underlying grassy bitter notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Moderated sweet flavor with some counter bitterness. Roasted bitter hoppy finish.
charlotte (4090) - rřdovre, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Dark brown colour with creamy beige head.Aroma is rosted and malty with taste of caramel and brown bread,sweet mouthfeels with hint of brown sugar and malt.
Marko (3878) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle probably from the Albert hypermarket in Chodov, Prague, shared with heavy
Poured a dark red body going black with a beige head that went away at a medium pace. Dry malty nose reminiscent of milk caramel, slightly roasty and sweet. Light roasty taste with notes of caramel, dry, not all that sweet for a Czech dunkel... maybe more coffeeish than chocolatey, but both descriptors are a bit stretched. Even some extremely weak notes of herbal hop floated in for a second once. It’s an ok dark beer that’s more a schwarzbier than a dunkel in my book but still not enough to care about it. All in all, a solid enough choice in a Czech supermarket.
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a near-brown red-hued body with a medium light beige foamy short-lived head. Nose is light roasty caramel tones with hints of cereals and raisins. Taste is straight malty tones with hints of caramel. A bit watery mouthfeel. Too simple to convince.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black. Rocky off-white head. Sweet flavor with a clear caramel-feel.
SSSteve (3724) - - FEB 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle reads ferdinand dark beer. 4.5%. pours a clear brown with a small off-white head. flavor has hints of brown sugar, chocolate with a grainy malty backbone. hints of caramel.
stouby (3686) - Holbćk, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Bottle at home.
Redbrown with a large light brown head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light body. To thin for me.
jfb (3680) - GERMANY - AUG 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a dark ruby-brown colour with a frothy tan head. faint aroma of toasted malts with a hint of smoke and dark chocolate. flavour is the same, though more powerful, the roasted malts being especially dominant. medium body and carbonation with a nice roasted-bitter finish.
SrSilligoose (3220) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at ferdinanda. pours a clear mahogany with a frothy beige head. aroma of dry doughy sweet bread. green raisins. good carbonation. crisp. refreshing. sweet doughy bready dark session beer with a touch of dried fruit. good.