dfinney23 (2397) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
.5L bottle pours nearly black with a small, short-lived tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and toffee. Taste is a bit more toasted and bitter.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 Liter at Grunauer in KCMO. Pours a deep mahogany with a sizable, creamy, beige head. The nose is of clean toasty malt with some caramel and faint cocoa in there. Light-bodied and soft with an almost roasty, slightly drying finish. The flavor is of clean toasty caramel malt, some toffee and a touch of dark roast coffee in the finish. This is one of the tastier dunkels that I have sampled to date. Suggested by our server, Mark. Very good stuff, and a great compliment to my meal.
ContemplateBeer (1825) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel, apple and light raisin. Appearance is cola red/brown with tan head. Flavor matches the nose, but with a nice waffle cone/coffee finish. Palate is bubbly. Quite tasty, but not excellent in every respect.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) nearly black with very small tan head but really nice lace Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is sweet toffee malt, molasses, some coffee and dark fruits. Very dark for a dunkel.
wlajwl (4931) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In aroma this is very heavy on the toffee and caramel, a good sign. The flavor is similar to the aroma with a good palate. Among the best dunkels out there.
Countbeer (5613) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark ruby beer with a medium to bigger pretty vast and little lively light brown/light tan/creme head.
Smell caramel, toasted malts, sweeter herbs, some slight hints of darker fruit like prunes, figs and raisins, some oatmeal and grains. I got the idea that the smell is a tiny teeny bit withdrawn.
Taste is a very nice, smooth balanced and pretty full tasting mix of caramel, toasted grains, some hints of dark fruit like raisins, herbs, grass, soft like butter, hint of something metal, hint of some (lighty toasted) nuts. A nice bitterness and a nicely balanced mix of darker ingredients.
Medium bitter, herby, dark fruits and toasted grains in the aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft light tingly mouthfeel, medium to a lightly bit fuller body and a light watery/creamy texture.
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap pours garnet brown with foamy light tan head. Smell is moderately roasted chocolate malt, pretty grainy. Taste is similar but smooth, subtle creamy palate with grainy fruity sweetness that lingers. Some apple and dark fruit come through the bright carbonation that is perfect to expand the flavor. The end is slightly grain bitter but with a caramel like sweetness that sticks to the front of my tongue. Good brew overall.
csaso (1815) - Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - big foamy head, very dark amber color, very sweet malty aroma and flavor
shrubber85 (9465) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Molasses and chocolate malt aroma. Dark reddish brown color with moderate tan head. Slightly sweet molasses and light chocolate malt flavor. Lighter body. Pretty good.
tnkw01 (1540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really like dunkels. This is actually a good one. It is has a nice slightly sweet toasty flavor. Nice brown color. good foamy head and nice bready, aroma.