Brewed by Gösser (Brau Union)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Leoben, Austria


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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
The bottom fermented, dark Gösser Stiftsbräu is brewed according to old, inherited traditions. With a smoky, roasted nose and a thick and creamy taste on the palate, Stiftsbräu is a sophisticated delight for lovers of a slightly sweet, dark beer. The overall impression that Stiftsbräu creates is one of great harmony and well roundedness. 11.8°

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle as Gösser Dark bought at Systembolaget at fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, nuts, hops and caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle, as Gösser Dark Beer. A dark copper colored beer with a small, dense, beige head. The aroma has a semi-pleasant blend of coffee and butterscotchy maltyness. Hints of dark chocolate too. The flavor has too much butterscotch and diacetyl, along with coffee, chocolate and caramel. Quite dry in the mouth, a bit sweetish sticky, and pleasantly carbonated. Medium body. Well, what can I say? It’s not bad, but it’s not my preferred choice of dunkel, and it doesn’t taste too good either. I think I’d go for an easier drinkable pale lager instead. 110523

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2005
Bottled (BB 01/2006)
Dark ruby, creamy tanned head, lace. Roasted, slightly caramelly and skunked hoppy aroma. Roasted, oaky malts. Toffee flavors with grassy hops. Oily, slightly bitter aftertaste. Quite sweet for a dunkel, maybe more vienna-like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle @ Sothern/Western Denmark Gathering, Ulfborg. Pours clear amber with a small creamy lasting head. Bread, fruit and caramel. Medium bodied. Reasonable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (15278) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle from Saxo. Dark brown/reddish with small tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, sweet, sugar and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
Bottle, 4.5% in Rome. Weak caramel aroma. Mild bready flavour with a slightly roasted aftertaste and a hint of green apple. Clear dark brown colour. Unstable light brown head. Hint of sourness which does well to balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle in Split, Croatia. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. High ryebread, sweetness, raisins, brown sugar, caramel, very nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnfryd (14116) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle as Gösser dark beer. Deep amber colour with abeige head. aroma is roasted malt, hop, caramel. flavour is roasted malt, caramel, hop. Medium body. Ordinary/Boring beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (14079) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle. Sweet dark aroma of roasted malt. Dark amber color with a significant beige/tan head. Thin to medium body with creamy carbonation. Starts with sweet roasted caramel, has just a hint of smokiness, somewhat nutty. It’s sweet, but a sour note creeps out. The finish is caramel, and there is only the slightest amount of bitter. It’s clean. Somehow there is a long result that’s tending to dryness, but then the malt comes back. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 Rating is an average of 2.
500ml bottle.
Dark brown, slightly fizzy but no real head. Sweet chocolatey aroma. Fizzy in the mouth. The chocolate and sweetness carry over into the taste. Slightly watery and sweet. Slight blue cheese at the start of each mouthful . Nice burnt element, but could have been a lot better if brewed to a less kvassy strength. (5-3-7-2-10=2.7)
Rerate: (5-4-6-3-11=2.9)
Dark red, small head. Dry husky grainy aroma. Very dry palate. Simple dark lager - drinkable, but too drying to be a thirst quencher. Mostly malt, bugger all hops.

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