hopwine (152) - Bend, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crusty bread, touch of roastyness, moderate malty sweetness, moderate fruity alcohol presence. Great malt complexity, just a touch too hot for the low abv.
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and toffee aroma with light nuttiness. Caramel and light dark fruit aroma. Medium bodied. Caramel and light dark fruit lingers with light roast.
Prufrockstar (689) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from beer mongers. Pours ruby. Lager aroma, caramel, toffee, earth and hints of chocolate. Taste is somewhat sweet, crisp clean short slightly bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Well-crafted, as I’ve come to expect from heater allen.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. It pours a nice clear but dark brownish orange color with a lasting khaki head. The aroma is decidedly malty with lots of toast and bread crust. Hints of earthy hops. The flavor is dry and malty with more toasted bread, lightly nutty around the edges with touches of molasses, cocoa and pretty strong earthy bitterness in the finish. Rich, smooth body. A really well made lager, but lacks the wow factor of the Schwartz.
bytemesis (2587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear auburn, medium creamy tan head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is nutty, caramel, toffee. Flavor follows, lots of malts, earthy indeed, some chocolate, a fair amount of acidity. Light sweet and light bitterness, although the far finish gathers some bitter notes. Medium light body, medium carbonation, finish is harsh; acidic and bitter.
monk191 (727) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good bock. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thick white head. Smells of maltiness and a bit of caramel. Very smooth and creamy taste, with lots of caramel, some toffee, and a bit of peanut butter in the finish. Had on tap at Trappist.
Reid (1805) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apparently no longer only at Market of Choice!
22 oz purchased from "Lifesource" in Salem OR.
Pours a chestnut brown beer with ruby hints the head us large and frothy..like sea froth after a storm! Its light tan in colour.
Earthy.Leafy aromas ..some hay and bread also..hint of grassy hop.
Taste is very smooth, dark chocolate,licorice,brown demerara sugar,spice ( anise?) slight grassy hop complex and nice.
Plate is fine and medium..good carbonation.
Another great lager from this Oregon master!
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clean clear darker brown with ample khaki tinted head that settles from the original pour. Toasty darker malts with some wheat bread sweetness. Bits of toffee and cola. Nutty toasty malt, cola like sweetness, but finishes without lingering on the palate.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed deep bronze hued body with a large and retentive off-white head. Good lace. Aromas of dark fruit, fig and chocolate from a distance. Closer inspection reveals buckwheat honey, melanoidins, toasty, chocolate, earthy, bready, biscuity, saltine crackers. Multigrain loaf. Clean yeast wise. Moderately bitter. Bready, biscuity, chocolate, earthy, mild roast edge, anise. Medium melanoidins. Earthy, a bit nutty (nut shells). Light fruit (fig/date). A bit too much bitterness/roast. Clean otherwise. Medium to medium high carbonation, medium bodied with a dry finish. Good.
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 bottle.
brown body with a rich tan head.
toasted grains, burnt cracker edges.
toffee / caramel / cola.
medium-sweet, toasty, snappy, crisp.
frothy and creamy carbonation.
soft and delicate malt texture.
lightly ashy and minerallic.
very similar to what I remember of the Dunkel.