badgerben (4804) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color with no head. Malty aroma and taste. A little caramel lacing and raw barley as well. Not a great dunkel.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Brown Coloring. No Head. Good Malts. Maybe the Smallest Amount of Chocolate. Pretty Average Dunkel.
Nuffield (4011) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vanilla, nutty, caramel aroma. Red-chestnut color with good lacing. Bubbly but restrained and somewhat smooth. Hints of roastiness. Like their doppelbock but lacking the alcoholic notes. The best of their beers that I tried.
jazz88 (2650) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ brewpub. A mahogany brown color with a tan head. Roasted malts with a pleasant hint of chocolate.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Color is of clearish chestnut brown with a ruby-like quality featured through its body, tannish thin puffy head that fades to a skim always present and lace in tons of spots all over the glass. Smell is faint, barely there, roasted malts and not mush else. Taste is subdued sweet roasted malts, a touch of chocolate malts and hops but the sweetness dominates a bit much and the character of roastyness is all but smeared away faster then a you can say t...too late. Feel is a lighter medium body, smooth and fresh but far too sweet and boring. Nothing going on in this to make any impression. Forgetable. Passable.
ElGaucho (2384) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served at Winterfest in St. Paul, MN on Feb. 8, though wasn't listed in the program, and was therefore likely a late add. Good Bavarian Dunkel aroma. Black cherry colors. Good dunkel. Better than some in Munich; comparable to the Dunkel at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich...and I liked that. Malty. Quite good.