kaser (1769) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark but not black, can see through it. Big bottle at Solstice. Smells like tar, oil, nutty. Weird. Thick palate. Seems bland but I think it tastes how it is supposed to. Not my favorite but I appreciate it
SheffieldSteel (114) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - NOV 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a medium creamy white head. Colour is treacle black. Aroma of ginger and peat. Taste is spicy with some orange and gingerbread. Slight coffee aftertaste. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Carbonation is medium to heavy. An interesting take on the dunkelbier style, a very spicy, enjoyable beer.
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Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock, AR. Pours a clear, ruby-brown colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of lacing throughout. Aroma is lightly sweetened, nutty caramels with a bit of a graininess, a few fruit notes, earth, and toast. Flavor is similar. Nutty caramels, raisins, some grains, a light earth, and touches of roast. Finishes clean, smooth, and lightly bitter with a fairly rich maltiness. Medium length aftertaste following a soft, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent dunkel. Very soft, clean, and round on the palate with a nice balance of flavor. Nothing too exciting, but enjoyable.
Lemke10 (620) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got a single 1pt., 9oz bottle from Everett’s in South Beloit, IL for $2.29 in October 2012.
Pours a very dark brown with a slight off-white head. There is a mild scent of hops and malts but nothing too strong. The taste is ever so slightly heavy in taste but not by much. There is a decent combination of hops, malts, and yeast to make a dark beer that drinks fairly easy. Although it drinks well, it really could use some work in flavor department as the taste is kind of bland. For a small city, this was a rather interesting find.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Light brown with one finger head. Malty, Dry - not sweet. Really well done.
Indra (2532) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Aroma of dark, sweet, caramelized malt, milk chocolate and dark bread, with lighter notes of raisin and licorice. Clear deep, dark brown in color with a lasting, uneven, beige head. Flavor profile is gently sweet and full of dark fruitiness, with a rich, malty, bready, toffeeish character, hints of raisin and red grape, and finishing with a light-moderate amount of bitterness and a blend of spicy, almost peppery hop, faint tobacco and smooth, toasty, almost roasted caramel malt. Active and bubbly on the palate, has a certain heft to it but still drinks like a lager of its everyday level of strength, body is medium. Very good Dunkel here.
msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Didn’t make a huge impression on me. Beautiful, pillowy head and clear, dark brown body. Some fresh bread aroma with notes of light toffee. I get some lightly-browned toast and grass as well. Mouthfeel is neat--very slick. An easily approachable beer.
inbirraveritas (1145) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle.
Clear dark brown in colour with a medium sized and creamy beige head, which laces.
Malty nose and aroma with caramel, brown bread and some grassy hops in the background, slick texture.
Medium dry, toasty and mild spicy finish.
sic1314 (1984) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark, loads of caramel roasted malt. Not outstanding, but easy to drink and have a session on it.
SAUER70 (15) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 This is one of my favorite beers. It is best on tap. Very good aroma and taste. Goes great with a pizza.