Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
red-brown colour, few head, malt and chocolate aroma, buttery, thin body, sweet with a short dry finish - lacking of character
Leighton (8617) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Centimeter II, Vienna. Pours clear, red-brown with a big, off-white foam head. Roasty dark malt nose with hints of caramel. medium sweet flavor with a nice caramel character, toasty sugar and dark malts. Medium in body with average carbonation. Lightly dry, sweet finish with caramel, toasty malts and dark sugar. Exactly what I expect out of a dunkel. Nice.
pivnizub (8367) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (diky, Quack-Ducku !): Deep ruby-amber coloured with a quite persistent, fluffy beige head; moderate to stronger, dryish roast-malty nose with a sweet caramelly background; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; solid caramelly, but mainly dry roast-malty finish. A fine, fine Dunkel, absolutely not cloying.................
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, courtesy of Quack-Duck) Clear, dark mahogany colour with a mid-sized beige foamy head. Sweet toast-malty aroma with strong notes of chocolate and caramel. Initially slightly molassy sweet flavour, toast-malty, slightly burnt malty taste with leafy, minimal dried fruity notes; moderately sweet and roasty finish with a balancing hoppy bitterness. Aromatic Dunkel with Schwarzbier attributes (14.05.08).
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (dated 03.2008) thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a brown body and a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and raisin. Slightly vinous. Taste is watery with nuts and chocolate. Light bubbles.
adnielsen (7573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Minneapolis picked up in KC. Pours a dark brown appearance with a thin light brown head. Somewhat nutty, rich caramel, a big herbal nose. Candy caramel, chocolate, a bit nutty flavor. Not super fresh but alright.
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Dark brown colour, large and incredibly persistent and creamy beige head. Malty nose. Well-balanced flavours of malt, roasetd malt and caramel with a fruity touch. Lingering finish with hints of caramel. Great stuff!
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, BB 03/08. Poured clear iced tea brown with a short, creamy beige head. The aroma picked up very sweet caramel and chocolatey notes along with some pils malts. The flavor was quite sweet again, with caramel and bready notes at the core.. sweet around the edges and through the finish, where it picked up some chocolate and minerals. Lighter-bodied and all kinds of sweet on the palate.. solid for the style, but I don’t find it to be a very good style.
Rune (6905) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown red-tinged. Tight head leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Malty to the nose. Taste of malt, caramel and a touch of mushrooms. Well balanced.
Sampled at a drinking session in Tromsř 10.06.2006.
Fin (6633) - 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