Metalchopz (2990) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2016 Pours a clean copper-amber colour with a nice creamy-frothy beige head, good retention and creamy lacing. Munich malt smell with nutty notes and hints of caramel, dark fruits and molasses. Mouthfeel is a little oily. The taste has the dark malt as well, with mild roasted malts, bread, caramel and even hops in the finish. A little metallic feel some times. Not a bad, easy-drinking Dunkel, except for this last one (metallic notes). Great with food as you cannot notice this.
beer_rookie (313) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my first Dunkel.
Pours a mahogony color. Nice mocha color head, about 2 fingers. Decent rettention, decent lacing. It’s dark, but it’s still clear. Interesting, dark beer in a green bottle. I thought the bottle was brown.
Aroma is smoky malts. Coffee, and maybe caramel. I’m not picking up hops. It’s not super fancy, but it smells great.
Taste follows the nose. It’s sweet, and smoky. It could pass as a coffee, it smells and tastes that strong, as far as coffee goes. It’s a little bready. After a decent sit and ponder, it tastes a lot of honey. But anyhoo.
Mouthfeel is medium, but yet light. It’s clean, it’s smooth, it’s refreshing. It’s dark, but still drinkable. It’s creamy, well, it’s really good.
Overall, this is surprisingly good. I like the characteristics of this beer. I hope it’s true to the style. I’ll have to seek out other Dunkels now.
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 33 cl bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with an ecru head. Light toffee nose. Flavors of caramel and toast. Smooth, crisp finish.
Frothmeister (697) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with a creme coloured head. Very light on the nose with an unexpected note of apple juice up front with light brown sugar, and light straw like malt notes. As for taste, corn syrup, light maple syrup, a little stream of acidity, and light woodiness that leads into the darker malt notes; dark coffee, raisins, and woodiness with some light bitterness. An easy drinking session beer for the upcoming colder months.
probstblueribbon (3628) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass. Very deep crimson mahogany with a tight light tan head. Light to moderate roasted malt, quite clean, faint sulphur, grainy malt, a slight hint of fruitiness. Medium body, medium-full carbonation. Some wet cardboard, light to moderate roasted barley, pretty clean, a slight, vague fruitiness; dry with gentle bitterness and a clean, lightly roasted barley finish. Pretty well executed for the style.
brewerale (148) - - SEP 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Escura e avermelhada com média formação de espuma. Notas de malte torrado, caramelo, leve café e lúpulo ao fundo. Leve com final médio, maltado e suave amargor no retrogosto.
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
LCBO bottle.Clear dark brown colour with off white head. Nose is earthy, malty and slight roasty. Taste is similar, earthy, roasty malt. Earthy, balanced bitterness, chocolate and brown sugar/molasses. Perfect for fall.
Spab (3168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark rubyish brown with moderate-sized light tan head. Aroma is toasty grains, nuts, toffee and spice. Flavour is modestly toasty grains, solid toffee and slightly chocolatey maltiness, a distinct nuttiness and a bit of spiciness. Average body and carbonation. Pleasant one.
TedE (811) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml on tap. Smoky chocolate on the nose. Red/brown beer with solid tan head that leaves lacing. Silky mouthfeel. Medium body. Finish is chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon. What a pleasure! Nice beer, easy drinking.
callmemickey (4148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep chestnut brown body, medium sized light tan head, nice sticky lacing. Toast, caramel, light milk chocolate, and nuttiness. Mild earthy bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied, with creamy, gentle carbonation, light sweetness throughout.