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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Since 1769, ISENBECK has been a worthy ambassador and a shining example of Germany's outstanding brewing tradition. This tradition was the inspiration for this honest and unique dark beer. ISENBECK Dark is a classic strong beer with an unmistakably full-bodied and slightly malty aromatic taste. It is produced by the Paderborner brewery, a company that for many years has been making the finest beer specialities according to traditional brewing methods in the German city of Paderborn. ISENBECK Dark is also brewed in the C.A.S.A. Isenbeck brewery in Zarate near Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2004
The Rathskeller rules! Dark with small white head. Decent mouthfeel with hints of roasted grain and a mild sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hauxe (36) - GERMANY - NOV 29, 2015
Rated from old notes. Medium to light-bodied, hints of malts, but not a lot going on here. Slightly sour taste that gradually sweetens. When done I belched and felt like I had just drunk a Pepsi. Not necessarily a good thing in a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackBeerPG (126) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Taste, delicate, slight bitter citrus bite along with dark malts. Dark brown and clear with a foamy head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Silvan7 (930) - Samarate, ITALY - APR 22, 2014
On tap in Lübeck. marrone, velata schiuma beige fine e persistente. aroma tostato di caffè cacao amaro luppolo erbaceo e un poco di liquirizia. abboccato l’ingresso amaro il finale tostata e poco altro. abbastanza corposa piuttosto equilibrata non molto armonica (il gusto è molto meno interessante dell’aroma).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Block (1824) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2014
This beer is malty and that’s about it. I think the traditional recipes are having a hard time holding up to some of the newer beer creations. Overly simplistic for a dark beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (7131) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent dark caramel with off-white lacing. Smells of dark malt with a bit of bread and toastiness. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Alright, but forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5076) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
330ml bottle poured brown in color with a 2 finger white head that dissipated quite quickly leaving little lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel and light chocolate with a hint of hops. Taste is caramel and mild chocolate malt sweetness with a hint of hop bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body with adequate carbonation. A very easy drinking dunkel and quite refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Derek881 (1187) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Poured from a liter into a wine-style glass to drink. The beer was a black-brown color with a very small, creamy white head that had very little retention and a little cling. The aroma featured chocolate and coffee malt with some grainy and earthy hops. It tasted sweet and malty with a bit of chocolate, and some mild bitterness too. The beer was smooth and had an average mouthfeel with very little carbonation and was somewhat wet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3983) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2010
Bottle at Buller Downtown Brewpub, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Unbalanced mild caramel malt aroma & flavour. Dark brown colour. Quite smooth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2009
On tap poured into a stein. Dark caramel color with almost no head - but I blame that on the restaurant, not the carbonation of the beer. Aroma and taste is subtle caramel and roasted nuts, some grain character in the finish. Clean, watery palate. Not very exciting. I would give it another chance only if it were served fresh at the brewery in Germany.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2009 On tap; browny red color. Aroma was somewhat sweet, somewhat nutty. Flavor was OK, not as good as other german dunkels. I found it very mild, almost watery

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