spporras (259) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle BBE 05/2007; Thanks Jay!) Malty and slightly chocolate aroma with a hint of caramel. Dark red brown colour and average size, light brown, more or less fully diminishing head with a hint of lacing. Sweet, malty, slightly roasted, slightly caramel and slightly chocolate flavour. Softly carbonated, medium bodied and dry palate. Gösser Stiftsbräu is a good dunkel! 28/01/07
swapp (258) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle , color are cloudy brown. taste are medium bitterness a bit hops , some sweetness like brown sugar or nuts. aftertaste a bitterness. a bit too watery and overcarboned.
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 28, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, 50cl. Dark red color, good head. Strong aroma of malt, nicely roasted. Flavor was the same at the beginning, but later some odd taste of chalk - almost paraffin-like - became too annoying. The taste was not quite what I’ve expected from the great looks of this beer.
blinesam (235) - USA - MAY 22, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle, poured into glass. Very dark, tastes rather light compared wit color. Probably one of the better austrian beers.
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a dark brown color with a lingering 1 finger off white head. It has some lacing and a large amount of carb present.
On the nose I am getting some sweet malt and a little grassy notes.
It has a creamy mouthful and on the flavor side of things I get some sweet malt,carmel,toasted bread,grains. The sweetness up front seems to balance out with grassy hops.
It finishes with a slight bitterness. It is similar to a pale euro pale lager but without the skunk and not something you have to force down. I have to say this is something I could reach for again.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big tan head. Deep copper red. Light palate, carbonation not evident, smooth but quickly gone. Quite a flat caramel malt. Very mild bitterness kicks in some time after swallowed. This is nice. Also very cheap for an import ($2.59 Dan Murphy's Hornsby). The kind of beer you would want to have a case sitting around for an impromptu drinking demonstration with friends.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subdued malty aroma on a dark ruby beer with a creamy head. The flavor's got nice toffee notes. Ends with a dry malt finish.
pomko (208) - UKRAINE - AUG 15, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On draught. Dark red-brown color. Mid-sized head. Malt and caramel in aroma. Sweet with very little bitterness in tase.Very similar to kvass.
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle -- Far from one of my favourite styles, but here goes... Pours a deep browny red with a medium beige head with OK retention and a fair bit of lcaing. Aroma is sweet biscuit dough with a bit of roastedness and over-ripe fruit. Surprisingly watery palate. More roasted malt up front in the flavour, givng way to a fairly insipid sweetness. Actually very light and lacking in oomph. Has hints of depth and complexity but doesn’t follow through. Still not one of my favourite styles.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant light hop and malt aroma. tastes of deeply roasted barley malt, but for those who do not like a dry beer, this is not a good choice. Only fair head retention.