sic1314 (4249) - 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.
AndyReynolds (1011) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Closest to Bavarian dunkel that I have found in the USA. Everything that is from Germany or even the Bavaria region that I have found here in the States doesn’t compare to what I had in Germany. This is a very good example of a dunkel.
schoolofchuck (135) - Kansas, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the half-liter bottle to a tall glass. Aroma is toffee, some milk chocolate, some toasted bread and caramel. Dark brown with a ruby tint. Taste is sweet upfront, but this certainly isn’t a "sweet one". The flavor is somewhat charred, malty, and sweet with mild bitterness present in the finish. Feel slightly bubbly for how thin it is. Overall, pretty good.
Tim Webb (257) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle at Krah-Krah in Vienna. A beer than illustrates neatly the limitations to the term Dunkel. Near-black, heavily caramelled with a touch of black asphalt, but not too sweet. Bitterness virtually absence but a bit of hop aroma. A must-have in Austria.
Fin (8011) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at Elferhaus, Innsbruck 31.05.12 Pours reddy brown with good clarity and a light tan head. Very soft and smooth in the mouth, quite subtle compared to a typical German Dunkel. Some caramel and a little bitterness are the underpinning characteristics of this beer. A little mushroomy on the nose, fruity (dark fruits) with a slight tanginess. Good but no great shakes.
A6 A4 T6 P4 Ov13 3.3
islay (1359) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9 oz. bottle. Aroma features milk chocolate chip, orange, lemon, rhubarb, toffee and brownie scents. Some dryness. Citrusy sharpness bordering on sourness. Interesting smell, but it’s a mixed bag. Pours a bright, mostly clear, medium brown. A touch of haze in the liquid and a reddish hue to the color. Moderate amount of dark taupe/light tan head. Uncommon, appealing appearance. Flavors of milk chocolate, lemon, and carob. Fruity (red grape), minerally, vegetal (celery), and a bit yeasty. Sweeter than ideal for me but enjoyable. Mocha, coffee with milk, and light metal in the finish. Soft, watery, easy to drink, and insubstantial in the palate. Hirter Morchl is interesting and reasonably memorable, earning it a bonus point in the overall score.
rozsoma (523) - HUNGARY - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd Wiener Bierfest, Vienna, Austria. Sampled by Kis Salétrom and Szebeni Ászok.
SZÁ: Na ez már javít a főzde pozitívabb megítélésén. Igazán ügyes kis söröcske ez, amit az ízlelőbimbókkal csinál az kacifántos. Krémes, jó a teste, ügyesen mozog. Olajos.
KS: Afféle Balaton-íz és fogas. Mint amikor hasast ugrasz a vízibicikliről, de rosszul fogsz vizet és nagyokat nyelsz a Balatonból, de akkorákat, hogy még egy fogast is kifogsz vele.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel, malt, very light roast. Lots of malt. Flavor is malty, slightly sweet, good mouthfeel. Good beer.
Scipio (743) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark amber, perhaps brown, with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, bready, and some chocolate. Taste is lighter, and isn’t to bad. Very malty with the above noted flavors from the aroma. Kind of earthy as well. Some carbonation, but altogether smooth. Nothing of not really stands out.