Fantomasus (187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange/amber with an off white head. Aroma of faint malt and hops. Flavor is more of the same. Nice balance w/ a quick finish. Nothing amazing but very drinkable.
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Dark brown with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is unremarkable, of malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty, and a little toasty. Not overly exciting but very drinkable, but I guess it has to be if they’re going to serve it by the liter.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A brown pour, a little boring, kinda clear. Tastes of cereal grains. Not much going on here. A bit lacking in good taste, with corn, grain taste prevailing.
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet carmel malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor with a nice balance of hops. Medium bodied with a lasting finish. Not to heavy for a dunkel. Would definately drink this again.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
one liter draft at Hofbrauhaus - Pours very dark brown with a sizable, lingering head. It smells of sweet malt. The flavor is sweet and the mouthfeel smooth and easy going. The hops are just noticeable. It’s medium bodied and is a simple, straightforward beer that makes for a good quaff in the beer hall. Prost!
DrnkMcDermott (2716) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/frankf Liquors, Frankfort. Surprised this hasn’t been reported in my area lately. Light brown in color. Toasty malt smell. Taste is a bit yeasty again, but there’s some nice roasty malt involved here. Could just be that my sample was from the bottom of the bottle.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Draft in Munchen. Pours out a dark amber/red colour. Aroma was sweet and carried into the flavour with molasses. Not a heavy dunkel. Nice.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, Archer Ale House
Bright dark brown. Figs, molasses and brown sugar in the aroma. The body is light, and a bit watery in the finish. Flavours of light molasses, graham crackers and slightly sticky sugariness. Decent balance.
sinkas (265) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas and flavours of some crysal candy graininess.Quite tasty but not easily sessionable
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught Very stable yellow head, leaving lace, over chestnut-brown beer. Rainwater, dark autumn leaves, and a bit fruity - and of course very malty. Again leafy & malty; sweet, but nowhere exaggeratedly. Coloured malts, without roastedness. Ends a tad woody. Quite well-bodied, slick, near-syrupy. Much better than feared, to be honest.