Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 12-oz bottle shared by Brewfiend. Pours a heavy muddy copper brew with a thin white head. Too fast of a dissolve. Aroma has roasted barley malt, sweet biscuits, pitted fruit, and a touch of caramel. Taste is medium body, lots of carbonation and a slight acidity aftertaste.
PorterPounder (5102) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Leon Pub - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, soft, silky white head. Fresh lake water aroma, hint of caramel. Sweet nutty flavor with lots of caramel accents. Thickish mouthfeel. Finish is a bit on the muddled side. Decent.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep copper with moderate carbonation and a thin off white head. There is a fresh bready toastiness in the aroma with a spicy european hop character- slihgtly nutty- almonds and some light chocolate hints. Clean light crystal and munich malts, some bittersweet chocolate hints with a spicy almost metallic hop hint throughout the finish and is quite bitter for the style. Definitely a wierd astringent and artificial sweetness as well in the end. Not quite a true munich dunkel, jsut a dark lager which wasnt that good.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Ruby highlights. Short white head. Aroma is caramel, grains, spicy hops and light earthy notes. Taste is big caramel, grains, spicy hops, earthy hops, light herbal notes and dried fruit. Body is medium with a soft but prickly carbonation. Ends with more caramel notes, toasted malt, dried fruit, spicy hops and earthy notes. Very tasty!
Suttree (4867) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this one. Seems fairly straight forward and tasty - Nicely grainy with a hint of rye. I could see this being a tasty session ale
decaturstevo (4620) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An aroma of brown sugar and malt. A deep copper brown pour. A sweet malt flavor and a sourish bitter finish. Good carbonation and decent mouthfeel. A good beer that the flavor follows the dark color quite well.
BrewDad (4601) - Olympia, USA - JAN 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[12oz Bottle - New Seasons]
Series 01 - A deep reddish color with a nice head. This had a nice malty aroma with a light citrus aroma lingering. This was a malty brew and very little hops used. Hard to say this is a dunkel but this was a very intresting brew. I am hoping the other bottles condition in a while and have a better flavor. This was a malt bevergae with little flavor. Intresting though to say the least.
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle - presumably a new batch of the original recipe - a very smooth, malt forward lager - medium body, with creamy, soft carbonation - very light bitterness makes way quickly for nutty, chocolaty malt sweetness - a tiny hint of tartness way in the back, and some drier, almost roasty notes - a touch of noble hop bitterness in the finish - quite sessionable, balanced, and clean - another underrated Full Sail product.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Deep ruby tinted strong golden/amber coloured body with a short tan head. Aroma of malt, a bit of hops, metal, funk and some cardboard - not very pleasant. Light-bodied; Sharp metallic tastes with a strong malt backbone and very minimal other tastes coming through. Aftertaste shows some raisins and pit fruits in the taste, but nothing too terribly pleasant - but still better than the normal taste! Overall, a pretty bad offering, all things considered. I couldn’t tell this was supposed to be a dunkel, it just didn’t taste good. I’m happy to try this, but I wasn’t happy with the quality of this one. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Goebel Liquor in Wichita, Kansas on 03-May-2008.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper color with a medium head. A stale apple aroma with hay and grass. Strong, bitter taste, but nothing other than bitter malt. It’s like a dark IPA made with Noble hops. Interesting.