madvike (3183) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Man, everything I have from these guys so far has just knocked it out of the park, and this is no exception. Rosy brown pour with a thin filmy light tan head. Nose is toasted malt, a touch of milkiness, notes of burnt sugar, and just a hint of baking spice. The taste is a nice balance between toasted graham crackers and bread dough. Has a lingering medium bready roast flavor that lasts through the long finish. No hopping that I can taste, but that touch of milkiness is still there. A light body, but fluffed up with some ample carbonation. Excellent stuff--could drink in quantity.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer Sales Representative dot com twenty-two bottles of oz. Pour yourself a large white drool, a precious amber tones of red. Pleasant aroma of fresh dough, Toasted drowning, du touching, sweet bread, light peat smoke. Taste is the most dazzling players. Good spirit.
3fourths (9015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011 Here we go again. Exceptionally balanced, bright, earthy, toasty and fresh, leaning to the dry side. Mineral-rich and toasty with firm malt body and tight carbonation. Subtle and quiet, it doesn’t come across as Americanized as the pils (which regardless is still amazing), rather it seems it could be right out of Bavaria, in fact for my tastes it’s a level above most dunkel I’ve had in Germany. Toasted grains, just-scorched crackers, bread crust, it’s this character throughout that’s exceptionally flavorful and, more importantly, perfectly balanced. Mild fruity esters compliment rather than detract, similar in nature to the Coastal vienna. Surprisingly high quality and delicious, though with Heater Allen I need to stop being surprised by their brilliance. Another night of endless Heater Allen consumption, the pils remains world-class and the dunkel just joined it. Dare I say best American-made dunkel ever? Dare I say one of the best dunkels in the world? Merry Christmas to me, think I’ll bring a case home.
Lubiere (12553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A reddish amber dunkel with a thin light moka head. In aroma, a nutty malt with light cinnamon notes, lightly meaty and musky. In mouth, a smooth grainy malt with fruity esters, not bad, but a bit light. Bottle at OBF Fringe Fest Belmont Station, July 30 2011.
skoisirius (1904) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely done American dunkel. Slightly banana, mild roast, hints of cocoa, lightly dark fruits...all blended together well. This was a bit thinner than expected, from what else I’ve had from these guys. Lovely drink though!
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel pour, moderate to large foamy off-white head, fairly decent lacing.   Huge toasted malt nose, lots of nuttiness as well.   Big nuttiness on the tongue, dry, clean, but not a whole lot of caramel like malt.   Smells and tastes somewhat of a Brown Ale but without the Ale characteristics.   A little earthy on the backside.   Lingering toasted malts and nutiness.   Actually if I didn’t know better I would I might consider this a Brown Ale.   Tiz okay, but not what I thought of as a Dunkle.   Needs more caramel malt characterm.   Also a touch thin.   Sessionable for sure.
Reid (2254) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyside Market in S.Salem. $4.29
Nice deep chesnut brown beer witha lovelly frothy tan coloured head.
Good deep malt driven aromas caramel,,slight coffee, toasted whole wheat bread
Taste has a deep dark coffee/roast,bitterness a touch of hop in the end eben drys out the finish.
Quite an enjoyable mouthfeel, i liked the carbonation level.
Overall a nice beer, happy to see a PNW attempt at this style.
DYCSoccer17 (3603) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 ounce sample on tap at The Horse Brass in Portland, OR. Aroma is a bit fruity with berry notes before it takes on a little toasted and roasted character. Dark amber transparent body with a light tan head and fair lacing. Very nice, roasted, slightly burnt and chocolatey malts to start. This is relatively full-bodied and nicely roasted. Pretty good stuff.
after4ever (7400) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pours an opaque dark ebony with a dense, creamy tan head that falls away to virtually nothing. Leaves occasionally webby strings of lace. Big roasty, chocolatey nose with some brown sugar--not impy stout big, but huge for the style, the yeast, the abv, the mash bill, and so on. Creamy medium body, nearly as big as an ale. Roasty, chocolatey, brown sugary mid-palate. Mild brown bread finish. Very tasty and satisfying.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chestnut color, thin spotty off-white head. Nice clean aroma – mild roasty notes, light nuttiness. Smooth palate. Clean taste, mild nutty tones, real smooth. An enjoyable dunkel.