GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The malt is a bit sweeter than I normally prefer, and I was expecting a more smoky bock tasting finish. However, this is a good tasting light bodied dark that is very smooth. I even found sweet nature of this beer was more pleasant and inviting after one or two. I’m sure Gosser and I will have another go at it again.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice dark lager. A sort of bitter aftertaste but not too strong, good color and aroma.
doctor (4) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the epitome of dark beer. Smooth malty easy drinking dunkel. With Pork Knuckle it just doesn’t get any better. My all time favourite.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Molasses amber appearance with a thick, frothy head. Rich doppelbock-like malts emanate from the glass. The medium-rich malting bursts with an initially sharp taste, but smooths out and virtually vanishes--a process renewed with each sip.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another favorite from the homeland and one of the few I could get in the States. It was best on tap, it got a little more bitter in the bottle.
Ernest (6011) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted, mild coffee, dark bread). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation.
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It was a good beer. I don’t think it is Austria’s finest like they say. I had a couple better when I was in Ischgal. Still is a very good beer though. I will probably buy more. Hard to find good beer here. I think warsteiner Dunkel is better though.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really a lager fan, but this was pretty decent, nice dark color, good flavor, good all-around drinking beer
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown, sweet, and one dimensional. All I taste is caramunich/vienne malt and a sickly sweet finish. Not really enjoyable in any way.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good colour and aroma but thinnish and the only flavour is of ’dark’ (I can’t find the word), not much malt or hops. Low abv to compound the problem.