bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich, "warm", dark/caramel malt aroma. Nice brown color that turns reddish mahogany using halogen. The beige head went up well, but down fast. Medium in body and rather creamy in carbonation. There are medium dark roasted malt tastes, some nuttiness, and arguably a bit of grassy hop. Maybe a chocolate lilt. Just grabs the mouth. The finish is slightly earthy, not all that sweet considering the malt is there, and there is still a light bitter. A pleasant sort of neutral finish. HB does seem to make good beer.
FatPhil (13582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap (Hofbrau, Berlin)
Deep caramelly red, large tight head. Sweet caramelly malty aroma. Similar taste, but a bit waterier and dull. Finish caramelly. Slight copper coin hpo bitterness. Poor for a dunkel.
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Party Source.
Poured clear brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met with an above average version of this style.
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at brewpub Platzl München.
Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Reddisch-brown colour. Week aroma and flavor. OK palate.
imdownthepub (13033) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml at The University Club, Oxford. Dark brown with cream head. Sweet malts to the fore, there is a caramelised character, sweet toffee notes and then a herby background. There is a late vanilla note. Pretty good.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(11.2oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium cream head (nice retention) and Brussels lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, light mustiness, raisins, and almonds. Flavor of nuts, light roasted malt, caramel, and some breadiness with a moderately dry finish.
bierkoning (12268) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cake dough aroma. Slightly roasted. Full bodied. Malty flavor, chocolate cake. A chocolaty bitter aftertaste. A bit thin for its body, but a lovely dunkel, a classic in its type.
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@CBC RareBeer Tour–on tap-pours a light tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, hint of hops. Soft carbonation. Easy.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, toast, straw), light hops (herbs), average yeast (earth, broth) with notes of cardboard and apple. Medium bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Bronze color with almost no head. Nutty, roasted malt aroma. Bitter roasted malt taste. Thin body.