rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, only a bit of ruby shines through when held to the light. Creamy light tan head. Nose is chocolate toffee, bitter malt, mlik, maybe a little dark fruit. Flavor is cocoa, toffee, milky sweetness (almost milkshake) and a nice cocoa finish. Great body.
CamdenD (1118) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a tasty beer. Very drinkable and terribly quenching on a summer’s eve. Marked as a bock by my bar, but this one is good regardless of its denomination. Drink.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was awesome! Pours a deep reddish brown, with a nice rocky head. Almost porterish in the mouthfeel, with an ample amount of roastiness, chocolate and caramel with some tasty dark fruits. Not too heavy on the palate, but just right!
dwyerpg (4902) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is hard to place, a little smoky. Looks nice. Opaque. Tasty. Thickish like a stout, but with chocolate and more like a dunkel than anything else I suppose (did good!) Quite nice and not that heavy.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pitch brown, nearly black, moderate frothy light beige head, very sticky lacing. Subtle roasted malt nose, slightly bready, very minor fig/date as well. Smooth malt body, pale roasted malts, very clean, no residuals. Mouthfeel is fairly moderate tho. This one is too easy to drink, a true measure of how good it is. Probably one of the better ones I have had.
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Deep brown pour that looks ebony from a few feet away, with 1-finger khaki head. Great appearance for this one. The aroma is corn flakey malt, with a nice roastiness to the malt, and some chocoff and slight smoked almonds. The flavor is on the dry side, very roasty dark malty, with some chocolate syrup, coffee, almond, and even brown sugary hints, although it stays semi-dry and never gets too sweet, which is a plus for this one due to its character. As it warms, the pretty hefty body gives it some profile hints not unlike a dry stout or Baltic porter.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5 L bottle. Beautiful dark brown to black beer wit a thick fluffy tan head that lasts and lasts. Toasted malt, chocolatey with some earthy dustiness as well. Soft creamy texture showing sweet toasted nuts, cocoa and a soft earthy flavour that is quite lovely. Beautiful rings all the way down my glass. Light caramel and dark toast. Well-balanced flavour matches with the almost perfect mouthfeel Light noble hops throughout. Very nice beer.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful aroma of roasted dark malts in this, I really like the smell it has going on. Nice black with a colored head, and a tasty dark malt flavor which is potent but not overpowering. Lots of complexity in this compared to some of the other dunkels I’ve tried, and the flip top bottle is a bonus ;)
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(500ml bottle) Pours dark mahogany (almost black) body with a cascading large rocky long-lasting beige head with excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, cereal, caramel, and honey. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, licorice, and dark fruits.
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very enjoyable beer, not much nose, but smells faintly of malted barley. Body is a bit thin, like a watery bock. Taste is similar to a bock but not quite as rich.