VoodooBear (42) - San Juan, - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: 11.2 oz. green bottle, served in a steidel.
Appearance: Develops a one finger head that goes down into a thin ring. It’s dark caramel colored.
Smell: The aroma es mostly of sweet malt, nothing else.
Taste: The malt sweetness is very dominant and present but not cloying.
Mouthfeel: It feels a bit watery and smooth. It has medium carbonation and it’s easy to drink because of the sweetness.
Overall: Complex enough so as to not be boring, but easy enough to drink so as to not discourage drinkers not accustomed to this type of beer. It manages to be very sweet but balanced, not overwhelming. A very well made brew.
after4ever (5947) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at sb. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy light tan head that sticks around for a while. Big malty sweet brown bread brown sugar nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Brown sugar brown bread mid palate. Nice, but not much going on.
Nowis (8) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 23, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ein relativ typisches Dunkel. Ausgeprägt malzig, vom Faß etwas metallisch. Wie ich finde kommt zum Schluss ein annehmer Hopfen Geschmack hinzu.
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lovely mahogany amber with a decent top. Feint, heavy malt and nut nose. Light to medium-bodied. Rather bland, underwhelming mix of nut and caramel and munich malts. Slight nuttiness.
Beerhunter111 (5705) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlich-braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, würzig, trocken.
DwarfeD (701) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1liter draught at Hofbräuhaus Bremen. Clear reddish brown with a full off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with bitter tones. Yeast, grains, malts, caramel and dark fruits. A nice dunkel.
chinchill (1392) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hofbrau Dunkel on tap at Pazzo’s (Lexington, KY)
clear red-brown; excellent clarity; large, creamy tan head.
Aroma: light toasted grains; a bit metallic; a touch of earthy hops.
Flavor: richer and better than the aroma. Lacks complexity but provides a nice blend of malts with a proper touch of hops.
Feel: light bodied but not watery; medium carbonation that seems just right
O: good to have a nice fresh version of the German standard, although served too cold.
ARH (158) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft poured into a stein. A flat caramel cola aroma with some fall baking spices emanate from the initial pouring. As it settles, a doughy / yeast not appears as well as a very mild floral note, and a hint of mildew (maybe some undertones from the earlier yeast aroma?). The cola aroma also evolves to a more root beer aroma. It’s a rich, clear caramel brown with a light brownish / yellowish, fluffy, creamy, fizzy head. The head is consistent, small bubbles evenly distributed which dissipates slowly and leaves an abundant lacing. The taste is a mellow, medium level of sweet with a light, dry bitter. This is a thin, watery textured beer with a soft, subtle, effervescent carbonation. The medium body is mostly malty (although not overly rich) with notes of caramel, toasted bread, and maybe even a hint of chocolate. There’s also tones of spice (allspice?) in the sip. The very light, floral and citrus finish is mostly clean with a toasted grain aftertaste that doesn’t last long.
PendulousFall (14) - - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, brown color with an off-white head. Sweet and spicy smell. Not incredibly carbonated...I’d say the carbonation is just right. It has a nice dunkel taste that is not overwhelming. Nothing metallic about this one. No strong aftertaste. All that’s left is a subtle reminder that it was there.
EyeAmBaldman (124) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear mahogany with a thick off-white head. My bottle was green, unlike the pic here, and aroma was a little skunky. Not a lot of active carbonation in the glass but swirling it around creates a nice creamy head. Taste is nothing special, but is not really bitter at all. It’s mostly malty hay and yeast. Not a bad dunkel.
Kingi (448) - - MAR 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Basically a cola colour lager with some sweetness in the aroma and Taste. Drinkable but doesnt offer any pleasant tastes.