czar (5666) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at bier markt, ottawa. unclear light brown pour, orange tint, small off-white head, minimal retention/lacing. spicy toasted nuts and caramel, fruity coffee berries, some dirt, some sweetness - maple syrup, grass, pepper, hint of cardboard. light carbonation, light body, semi-sweet and peppery-herbal finish. barely o-k and it’s not even a dusty old shelf leftover in a shady beer store.
pras (532) - Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a bit too boozy for me. Poured dark brown, with a malty nose. Flavor was malt, and boozy. Not my favorite.
Sjohnh (442) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Woody brown / red colour - nice and clear with a small but lasting frothy white head. Medium body and carb. Aroma isn’t strong but there is a nice hint of spice and pepper. Strong malt presence in the taste giving toffee and the yeast brings through some spice. Nice and drinkable.
Itzjerm (1677) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A general flavor mass produced beer. Good balance but a boring beer in general. But ok when free.
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SG111 (570) - New York, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours dark Almost molasses brown, white head. Aroma is malty sweet, some toffee, fig, raisins. Flavor is roasted, malty, sweet caramel, honey, sweet malts, dark fruits. Very solid.
Senap (464) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Vackert rödbrun färg och stabilt skum. Smakmässigt är den inte särskilt spännande. En öl gjort för att bälgas snarare än sippas för den intensiva smakens skull.
Aggiebob (279) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that poured a translucent dark brown with an off white cream head that dissipated quickly leaving a small amount of lace. The aroma is hay, caramel and bread dough, while the taste is sweet. The flavor is more caramel than anything else. The texture is creamy and leaves a slight coating on the tongue. Overall, it is easy to drink.
PauloAG (217) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500cc bottle and on tap at the brew house. It is a light coloured dunkel. Pretty much a benchmark for the style. Sweet start and finish. Lots of maltyness and caramel. Light roasty notes.
Bulk_Carrier (2708) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a decent semi-dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that lingers for a slim minute. Light lacing stuck around the glass.
The smell had a slight "smoked" sweet semi-meat like quality. However, I must admit there’s still that slight "skunk" to it. It’s there but probably would be more prevalent within three weeks.
The taste copied the smell leaving out the smell leaving out the skunkiness. The meaty to smokey quality comes across.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. As a Munich Dunkel, the carbonation seemed appropriately styled as it came across fairly smooth.
Overall, I say this was a decent Munich Dunkel. Wishing there would be a date somewhere on the bottle or the company would do away with green bottles.
MayumiH (373) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Subtly sweet caramel and some fruit notes. Malty and mildly peppery. Medium body. Interesting.