pivnizub (8357) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep amber coloured, big fluffy off-white head - slowly collapsing; moderate sweetish-fruity and dark-malty nose; drier bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; becomes drier and more chocolatey towards the malty-toasty finish. Fine franconian stuff......
Earlier Rating: 9/3/2006 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle: Dark amber coloured, huge, fluffy but firm off-white head; complex nose: sweet malt, roasted malt, milk-coffee and aromatic hops; sweetish-bitter flavour; burnt malt in the finish, herbal (almost chocolatey...) hoppiness in the aftertaste. A fat franconian brew....
Earlier Rating: 6/27/2009 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle:Clear, golden, mid-sized to big creamy head, that very slowly diminishes; bisquity-grainy nose with a shy touch of noble hops; light to moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light soft body; delicate, but lingering sweetish-hoppy finish. Good, solid franconian quality.......
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Clear, dark brown colour with a big and beige foamy head. Toast-malty aroma with caramel, burnt element, vanilla and shades of aroma hops in the background. Sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a soft carbonation. Roasty malty and bready taste with caramel and notes of chocolate towards the sweet and roast-bitter finish with a light but present hops character. Classy Dunkel. 31.III.10
Earlier Rating: 2/18/2007 Total Score: 3.3
(bottle) Clear, dark mahogany colour with a foamy white medium-sized head. Hearty and slightly roasted malt aroma with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and herbal hops. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium to light body with a smooth carbonation. Dark malty taste, moderately roasted with herbal notes and chocolate; dry, medium-bitter and lasting finish with liquorice. Quite complex Festbier.
Earlier Rating: 6/24/2009 Total Score: 3.3
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a big and fluffy foamy white head. Sweet and slightly draffy malty aroma with notes of biscuits, traces of barnyard and a delicately herbal and slightly citrus-fruity hoppy touch. Light-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied, crispy on the tongue. Solid malty base with a rural tinge of barnyard and well-balanced hoppy accents; almost dry, malty and moderately hoppy finish with a very subtle fruity touch (24.VI.09).
jonas (5259) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2011 Bottle. Sulphury eggnog and chocolate aroma. Brown, low lacing cappucino head. Very dry, roasted notes, praline flavour. Medium body, dry quick finish. dud bottle?
kappldav123 (4289) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The bottle looks good, really christmas-like. The beer in the glass also, darker than exspected, huge head. Starts strong and malty, modest roasty, not too dry. A little bit smoky. Also fruity notes of plum. The smoky notes make a wonderful aftertaste. Very drinkable and good beer!
gunnar (4300) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a generous off-white creamy head.. Earthy aroma,some roasted malt as well.Full malty taste, caramel, some acidic, light bitterness. Hints of smoke in the aftertaste
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ a bar in Erlangen. Dark brown with soapy head. Aroma of butter, cola, and bread. Light palate is slightly oily, slick, and a bit fizzy. Flavors are not so bad, very similar to the aromas with cola, nuts, and bread with sour, oily diacetyl on the palate. Manages to be drinkable in spite of it.
jfb (3147) - GERMANY - JAN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a dark ruby-chestnut colour with a fluffy off-white head. aroma of roasted malts, hazelnut, grassy herbal hops and light chocolate. flavour is the same, with more pronounced hazelnut notes and some coffee, much like the lager, but a bit stronger and grainier. medium body and carbonation.
fonefan (31713) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
<b>Bottle 50cl. @ home.</b>
<i>[ Trade by Koelschtrinker ].</i> Clear medium to dark red brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, bread, nutty - walnuts. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic, and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Hazy dark brown colour, medium-sized beige head. Malty nose. Full-bodied, malty with flavours of roasted malt and coffee, a bit of cocoa poweder. Hints of pinewood which remind me of a walk in the forest.
Earlier Rating: 12/29/2008 Total Score: 3.2
bottle. Hazy very dark brown colour, medium-sized beige head. Malty nose. Full-bodied, malty with flavours of roasted malt and coffee, a bit of cocoa poweder. Dry mouthfeel, some shy but good hops in the lingering finish.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark amber colored with medium sized yellow head. Aroma is dominated by nuts and chocolate, some aromatic herbs and cocoa also present. Medium bodied. Flavor is also dominated by nuts and sweet caramel, aftertaste gets drier with still this nutty tone
lasting, thin smoke also here.