bookman10 (930) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lovely deep reddish-brown color with thin to no head. Chocolate/coffee aromas. Flavor is a nice mix of sweet and bitter. Palate a bit on the thin side with a nice finish to it. Interesting beer that is definitely worth a try.
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Red-amber colour. Moderate malty aroma. Molasse and caramellic notes. Light bitter flavor. Sweet and caramellic. Short light bitter finsih. Watery palate.
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear brown color with small head. Aroma and taste are caramel, roast malt, notes of chocolate and fruits.
saxo (16731) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, roast malt, notes of chocolate and fruits.
markas101 (2281) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA. Dark brown with a faint ruby hue. Thin head. malt aroma of roasted chocolate. Balanced bitter roasted and sweet flavor, chocolate and yeast bread.
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 It is hard to find a better, true-to-style central European dunkel in the midwest. Brown with a red hue. Low carbonation, and a short lived, brown head. Aroma has malt and red meat. Lots of malt in the flavor, with fresh bread and lager yeast. Very smooth, and a good, sweet finish. Rerated 10/21/2011. Score unchanged. This time, I notice sediment floating in the beer, unusual for a dunkel, but I have no problem with that.
travita (4841) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is malts, sweet, coffee, and fruits. The look is clear, brownish, with a beige colored head. The taste is a little roasty, malts, and coffee.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2011 Rated on 2009.10.13 - Pours ruby colored with a mostly receding tan head. Notes of toffee, dark bread, toasted malt, nuts, and caramelized wort. Full bodied with smooth carbonation. A very tasty dunkel.
Rated on 2011.08.20 - Pours ruby colored with a thin foamy tan head. Medium bodied, lightly sweet with soft carbonation. Notes of sweet candied malt, rye bread, caramel, chewy malt.
thirdeye11 (6044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
( 500ml bottled 03/2008 thanks to bu11zeye) Pours light brown with some bubbles and good lacing. Nose of corn, light chocolate. Semi-sweet chocolate also in the taste. Well carbonated and a light linger that is slightly off.
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, Bavarian Lodge. I had to squeeze in just one more before closing to wash out the unpleasant chile mead in my previous rating. A deep reddish brown color in the glass, with a light lacy head. Smell brings in darker malts, more familiar to a schwarzbier. A hearty, grainy dunkel taste. At the same time, reminds me of my very first dark beers (Schlitz Dark, way back in 1977). But it has the bones of a well-made doppelbock, too. A fine beer to finish off a night at a German stube.