wxman (1491) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark cola color with a full, lasting tan head. Aroma is malty and nutty. Taste is roasted sweet malt, caramel and a mild yet assertive hop bite. Quite good, but I gotta say the Hofbrau Dunkel on tap at the Newport Kentucky location is better.
ajolly2 (129) - USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little on the lighter side in the mouth, bordering "watery"; malty; pretty dry ending, not the best; the spicy flavor balances very nicely with the sweet caramel flavor to make for an enjoyably complex taste; nice dark amber appearance. I recommend it.
tgncc (2923) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is malty, brown sugar, caramel, vegetable. The appearance is a deep amber/red. off-white head. The flavor is bread, caramel, nuts. The finish is sweet, caramel, candy, only the slightest piney hop bite, which comes out more as the time goes by. medium mouthfeel. Decent, not bad at all.
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Pours clear brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is bready, light caramel, with a lightly bitter finish.
RedhawkFIN (54) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@Hofbrauhaus, Munich, Germany. Malty Dunkel best served from those 1l mugs...
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A light rust color with aromatic malt notes. A little fruit and candy on the mid palate drives to a pure malt finish.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle. Clear medium brown color with some bubbly offwhite head. Aroma is sweet toffee caramel with a bit of sweet nuttiness. Flavor is typical sweet caramel malt with some doughiness and slight fruit flavor. Clean finish. Overall, nothing special.
halfonit (1192) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a clear brown color. Aroma is mainly of malts with a little caramel. Taste is very malty. Also has a light aluminum, tofee, and soy sauce flavor. Slight bite in the end. Not too bad.
bobaidan (517) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap during an Oktoberfest celebration. Pour was dark brown without much of a head. Aroma is pure malt. Mouth feel was thick and did not have much carbonation. Flavor was sweet with a bit of roasted malt and molasses mixed in. Easy to drink, but unremarkable.
Boutip (4920) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a light clear burgundy color lager with a medium size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with light toffee notes. Taste is drier then expected with some caramel and light molasses notes. Body is about average with OK carbonation. Not bad but really not a style that I dig.