Aurelius (3850) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Grainy, pistachio and cherry flavor. Tannic. Satisfying, but a little unbalanced. Pruney, rye aroma. A little watery, it could have taken some more hop and carbonation sting.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty with a fresh bitterhop aroma.
Dark red, creamy head.
Malty, a bit burned flavors.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark copper color with a tall shimmering tan head. Creamy malt aroma. Creamy malt feel throughout with a touch of spice(cinnamon). Somewhat syrupy body that exudes malt. I love malty beers adn this is one.
motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
münchner dunkel where i am. quite full and rich and grainy but couldn’t find much of that clean, hoppy finish which made it a little sticky
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 Had some last night, in a bottle. Sampled the draft version a week ago, and vastly prefer it. A good mixture of malty sweetness with a hint of hops and esoteric flavors. A great finish and lingering palate. Drinks easy, but surprisingly rich. This is a beer to be savored, not slammed.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn! This brew’s terrific! Sweet aroma. Chocolatey in appearance. I could just sit and drink this all day. A typically delicious munich dunkel-style beer that really shouldn’t be so hard to find. A roasty, yet sweet malt flavor that’s not thick or excessively heavy.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
AKA Alt Munich Dark. On tap. Woody, sappy, oaky, maple sugary flavor with a somewhat smoky finish. Nearly unnoticeable hop content. Translucent brown appearance. Easily drinkable dark lager.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer at all, but nothing to write home about. Sweet malt taste, decent head, little to no hop presence.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker in color then I would have expected even from an alt; Huge billowing head just like in the picture; Nose was appetizing. This is by far the best alt that I have experienced. Lovely roasted malt flavors without being cloyingly sweet. Hops are an afterthought with a nice oily mouthfeel.
sharonandtony299 (3) - cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2002 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The beer was either a little on the old side or something. The flavor was a little on the skunky side. The aroma was weak, the color great. I doubt if I will try this one again.