rumproasts (4862) - 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 (2711) - Suburbia, 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 (1490) - 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 (4775) - 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 (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (348) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, 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 (9457) - 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