ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had one on tap at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse in Cincy. Murky dark copper brown with orange highlights. Creamy off-white diminishing head. Light clean nose of straw, hay, grain, flowers, perfume, earth, and soap. Very toasty sweet malt taste with an average yeasty nutty finish. The medium body is thin and creamy with lively carbonation. The finish clean. One smooth brew.
HammsBear99 (22) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very drinkable for a dark. Tastes great on tap! I like drinking it in hot weather for some reason.
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark and creamy beer that is pretty good. The dark and rich color pleases the eye and the taste is smooth and filling.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good, but nothing like the Dunkels from across the pond.
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dunkel or a schwarzbier? I’m leaning towards schwarzbier: its darker and is less sweet and more spicy than dunkels.
Anyhoo: Dark garnet/brown color with a thick light tan head. Spicy chocolatey aroma, and a warm chocolatey malt flavor. Medium body - clean - nice. One of Leinie’s best beers.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good aroma, good flavor. Overall a good beer.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Easy to drink, not very challenging. Seems a bit thin, and I couldn’t notice any hopping at all. Pleasant mocha flavor, with a generous malty sweetness.
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2003 Rerate 1/30/03: Now that this is no longer my first Dunkel, I can still say this is smooth and easy to drink, but not as good as other Dunkels I have tried since. 1/19/02 (3.9): Very impressive color and aroma. Smooth pour and it earns the 'creamy' moniker, as I was surprised how smooth it was for a dark beer. My first Dunkel and I would definitely buy again.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JAN 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
quite a good dunkel.
has the mouthfeel and maltiness comparable to some stouts.
nice malty and toasty flavour that is marred by a cloying sugary sweetness.
Tack99 (5) - USA - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved it! The local pub serves the red, and I think this is a much better crafted drink. Good taste, during and after. A must for the taste buds.