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Brewed by Privatbrauerei Gessner
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Sonneberg-Malmerz, Germany

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ein Bier, welches handwerklich - traditionell eingebraut wurde. Würzig, bodenständig, edel gehopft, so wie ein gutes Dunkel sein soll. Erfreuen Sie Sich beim Genuß unseres ALT SUMBARCHER DUNKEL auch an dem Motiv der "Thüringer Kirmes" aus dem Deutschen Spielzeugmuseum Sonneberg.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle.[Tasting session @ yespr, thanks for a great evening Jesper] Large beige creamy head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Clear light brown colour. Aroma of caramel / toffee, nutty, dusty grain, light fruit. Light to medium bodied with an average carbonation. Sweet malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle from kappeldave123. Thanks!
Pours a deep, shoe-polish brown with an aroma of Jello chocolate pudding snack pack; flavor follows suit but adds a touch of molasses. Average mouthfeel. Nice beer that looks like a lion but purs like a kitty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3474) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark brown with a large frothy head. Aroma is light roast malt. Flavour is roast milk chocolate with a dry bittersweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vighals (3037) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Mørk rødbrun klar med lavt beige skum. Lett karamell, trevirke og kandissukker. Smaker søtt med lett bitterhet i avslutningen. Medium kullsyre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2012
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Das Dunkle ist im Glas nicht dunkel, sondern tiefschwarz! Der cremige Schaum verfliegt leider recht schnell. Geruchlich malzig röstig, minimal rauchig und zudem noch süß. Schon beim Geruch liegt eine große Aromenvielfalt vor. Der Antrunk fällt süßmalzig aus, der Nachgeschmack wird wesentlich röstiger und hat auch was rauchiges an sich. Das Bier entfaltet seine Aromen von Anfang bis Ende! Wirklich ein absolutes Spitzenbier, das zudem noch überaus süffig ausfällt!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1975) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Swing-top bottle 50cl. (from gourmeo24.com). Clear amber brown color, medium creamy light tan head, recedes slowly, light lacing; sweet malty aroma, roasted, caramel, brown sugar, nutty notes, medium sweet, light bitter, nice roasty notes, bit chocolate; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste sweetbitter, roasty and spicy notes; nice and very drinkable dunkel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Thanks to kappeldave123 for this beer at Zinisters tasting. It was nice being the first USA’ers to rate this beer. Very black and dark with a small head. Nose of malt and medicine. Taste is of a full body, chewy, strong burnt malts, sticky. Different but nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2008
Dark brown with a light brown head. Sweetmalty aroma with some toasted and roasty notes, cooked vegetables and syrup. Abit too harsh bitterness in the flavor while the sweetness works. Its even abit creamy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Thanks to kappeldave123 for this beer. Dark caramel and toasted nut color with a thin brown head. Nose was dead on snack pack chocolate pudding (thanks Kagg!) with bready malts. Flavor of molasses and chocolate with a smooth soft finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1417) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
Aroma: maltiness, roasted wheat. Apearance: nice dark brown color, beige head. Taste: roasted crust of bread, dark malts, medium bitterness (pharmaceutical), malty backbone. Palate: medium body, medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Nice dunkel with some accents of alt, but still nothing outstanding.


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