JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Union Oyster House in Boston. Dark Brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, breadiness and roast. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a semi roasty finish. Pretty solid.
TChrome (1435) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours medium brown color with a mostly dissipating tan colored head. Aroma has mostly malty notes of caramel, chocolate, nuts, and cereal. Taste is mostly sweet with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Pretty enjoyable beer. I would drink again.
ejh8 (105) - - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pleasant surprise. Rich malty hint of spices that don’t overwhelm the beer. Great dunkel beer for a cold winter’s night. Not too dry. Good brew.
snoworsummer (2959) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
In a bottle. Very tasty. Roasted malty flavor. Smooth and easy to drink. Not bitter at all.
TATE (342) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Nocturnem Draft Haus. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nice caramel maltiness with a dry finish, very easy to drink.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Never been keen on this style but I decided to give it a go. Easy drinking and mostly malt forward, both in the flavor and aroma. Nothing stood out to me though.
Imaena (1989) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice soft mouth feel, good malty flavor, and well balanced bitter finish.
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad dunkel, but not nearly the best either. Pours a brownish red. Can see very little light. Very small head that reveals some modest lacing down the glass. Gone quickly though. Smells like brown sugar, malt and hops. Nothing special in the aroma. Taste is a bit bitter and not very balanced to me.
ads135 (3290) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a pretty decent dunkel. Dark fruit, especially raisin in the flavor, some caramel and licorice. Pours dark brown, slightly reddish. Tried with Kristin at the brewery in 2007.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler pour into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium brown with a half finger white head. Ok head retention and lacing for being out of a growler.
Aroma of roasted malt and toast. Some caramel is evident along with grassy hops and dark fruit.
The flavor is much like the aroma although has much more depth. Toast and roasted malt is very prominent up front but there is a nice grassy hop backbone. Biscuit and vanilla are underneath along with some dark fruit and a little bit of wood. Mouthfeel is crisp and somewhat drying without the least hint of cloying sweetness.
Overall, I really like this beer. A great thirst quencher with plenty of flavor. This is nicely done by Harpoon and is probably my favorite beer from them that I have tried so far.