ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed 2/4/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark cola color. The head isn’t particularly impressive; it’s a one finger light mocha shade that fades away to a gimpy-looking film quickly.
S: Mild roasted grains, some faint chocolate, nuts, butterscotch, and slight fruity esters. A decent aroma that only suffers only from its mild strength.
T: There’s an initial hit of roasted coffee, before it finishes with some nutty malts and some stone fruit esters. Not complex or particularly interesting, but it’s easy drinking and pleasant.
M: Superbly clean and crisp. Apart from a slight lingering fruity note from the lager yeast, this is as bone dry as it gets. I really like the feel here.
O: I had this one last year and hated it. Having it now, it’s less awful and more ho-hum. Still, it does a solid job of hitting the qualities a dark lager should.
JaBier (5485) - 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 (1447) - 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 (3250) - 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 (369) - 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 (2083) - 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 (3357) - 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.