kappldav123 (5812) - GERMANY - SEP 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle looks good, the beer in the glass also. Tastes mild-malty. Maltiness becomes stronger, smoky finish. Aftertaste like velvet. Good beer!
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Straßenbahn. Clear, brown body with a rocky, off-white head. Lasting and lacy. Malt comes through big in the nose - big black sun tea presence. Some faint raisin notes. Bigger raisin in the flavor, actually all I can taste, but not in a bad way. Light-medium body. Malt forward with light, but balancing bittering hops. Avoids being cloying. Raisin lingers a bit with exhalation. Really quite like this beer!
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
Erzengel (7162) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating from 2005. Schön malzig-süffiges Dunkel. Leicht süßlich, kaum Herbe feststellbar. Dennoch lecker. --> 12
Marko (4648) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Ogi! Wow, beautiful, really beautiful dark ruby red with a big, thick, somewhat lasting off white-beige head. Bready/grainy malty aroma, sweetish, mild dog food. Then the taste is better than expected, the graininess actually has a roasty overtone with notes of dark chocolate. Tiny light slightly metallic herbal hoppy note, but it’s hidden well enough and the maltiness is just beautiful at times, even if dog food shows again. Medium body, ok for the strength. They might not impress at pale lagers, but my first encounter with their dark beers is a very pleasant surprise.
scotty (1128) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice mid-tawny colour.The good off white head looked as if it would hang around for a while, but after my first swig it seemed to give up and died very quickly! The nose is quite rich and malty with more than a hint of spice, there are some nice floral hops at the back ...a big plus point. A fairly full bodied brew with a good malt presence, but well balanced by a distinctive hoppy bitterness, a crackin’ beer. This was bought by my wife (who constantly moans about the amount of beer I drink) at one of those continental markets that appear from time to time in a town near you!!!
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2007 on tap at berlinerbierfest06. purple brown with a steady head. aroma of watermelon and toffee. pleasant, full texture, light metallic bitter finish. bottled - some whipped cream and a bitter chocolate finish, nice stuff
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some lasting head, brown. Quite roasted and sticky nose almost bacon smoke. Semifull and medium length. Taste is caramel. Bacon
McTapps (6329) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out of the swing-top bottle in a unclear dark brown colour with steady head and medium body. Nose of malt and caramel. Taste of dark nuts, caramel, nuts, vanilla, barley and dull hops. Hints of barrel. Easy to drink, quaffable. Solid beer.
peponi (1233) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.