birraiolo (187) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottiglia da 50 cl. Birra con un aspetto interessante di color tonaca di frate con schiuma fine abbondante e abbastanza persistente di color nocciola. Il buon aspetto nel bicchiere č un pň in contrapposizione con l’aroma e il gusto, infatti risulta abbastanza piatta al naso con leggeri sentori di caramello tostato e una leggera frutta matura. Al palato risulta di corpo medio con un sentori di caramello tostato un leggero agrumato con un finale abbastanza secco e di liquirizia. Bello l’aspetto un pň meno gustoso tutto il resto.
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark brownish-red with a finger of creamy, tan head. Toffee, molasses, and butterscotch dominate the nose, but raisins and some nuttiness are hidden behind those. Very sweet, almost toffee like all the way down, with a minimal hop bit. Goes down smooth. Very good, especially since a pint is only $2.
mross (169) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a stable light brown head. Sweet malt, licorice, molasses, coffee, light chocolate and soy sauce aroma. The flavour has a very big soy sauce taste to it with sweet malt and coffee also present. As it warmed it then took on more complexity and signs of more chocolate, caramel and raisins. The soy sauce character was then not as intense. Very complex and not unpleasant but at first a little too much soy for my liking. It then did a back-flip and became really enjoyable. Need to remind myself not to drink this so chilled if I come across this again. Very interesting and complex 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.
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Map Room. Quite similar to Kostritzer, but w/ more horse-blanket in aroma, less full-bodied and more flavorful on the whole- liquorish comes through a bit. Tasty.
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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Lukardo (96) - CROATIA - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel. Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt. Soft carbonation. Quite nice beer.
Merrill (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well it’s not my fave style, but here goes. A pretty dark ruby from a 500ml bottle of unknown age. Aroma of caramel and cassis and overripe berries. Flavor is sweet milky malts with just enough bitter to hold it down. Every sip is better than the last and the finish is smoother and more enjoyable than I would ever have expected. Wow! by the time I get half way through the bottle, I might go get another!
TheArgoPirate (64) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5 Liter draft. Dark reddish brown with thin white head. Heavy malt aroma and flavor. Good balance.
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beeR (60) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Puors dark brown with a reddish shine. Nice thick and cappuccino-like head, dense even if not really latsing.
Rich but not strong aroma: malty sweetness, honey and some caramel. Red ripen fruits and a roasty coffe background.
Medium body, roasted bitterness and sweet but less incisive than nose and than what I expected.
Maybe too low carbonation.
Nice example of this style considering I found it in a supermarket.