brewolf (167) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 19, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Translucent, rusty red-brown pour. Thin tan head is tight-bead and creamy. Sweet roasted hazelnut and toasty brown bread in the nose. Earthy, crisp, and mineral laden. Mouthfeel is light and silky. Soft carb enhances a smooth and highly drinkable body. Subtle hopping shows itself as lightly bitter walnut skins that carry away the kilned grain like dried leaves on the wind. This has all the mystery and charm of a cool autumn forest before the coming dark.
3fourths (6939) - 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.
lushawn (2644) - Massachusetts, USA - 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.
madvike (2066) - 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.
after4ever (5279) - 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.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy JMFG. 22oz bottle. Very dark brown with amber hues and a small tan head. Light roast, cocoa, burnt caramel, brown sugar- very nice malt flavors. Light to light/medium body, moderate carbonation. Lightly bittersweet finish. Great session dunkel, would love to see this around here in 6ers.
JMFG (1585) - 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.
Schroppfy (2350) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Totally delicious. Typical pockmarked ecru head. Slight roast and milk chocolate nose, with fresh wet earth. Taste is totally traditional; a bit earthy and with an abundance of smooth, chocolate, milky tones. Delicious. A bit watery (again, though - to style). Lovely beer. Gone in 60 seconds. Thanks to the sender!
TheEpeeist (2817) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear copper brown with a pocked beige head. Nose is dough, raisin, nuts and, deep down, blackberry pie. Wow, this smells fantastic! Not quite medium body but i wouldn’t want it much heavier. Soft carb with a silky finish. Taste is subtle brown sugar, bitter almond and grass; cocoa powder and clove linger. Each sip is a dunkel revelation.
boFNjackson (3572) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Poured deep amber with a khaki head. Caramel notes with a floral quality on the nose. Fizzy carbonation with bready malts and a floral bitterness oppose to toasted characters. Smooth and creamy in the finish with earthy spices and sugary tones.