crossovert (7702) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a super dark brown bordering on black with a smooth, foamy greyish tan head that has a nice cascade.
The smell is much like a dunkel with cocoa, raisins, sugar, and fresh baked bread.
The taste is total dunkel, and it is awesome, perhaps a bit roastier than most. It is dark, sugary with roastiness, a hint of bitter chocolate, and some earthy hops.
Somewhere between a baltic porter, a dunkel, and a schwartzbier.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-16-2011 01:14:16
Ughsmash (7172) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured a warm, deeper, garnet-tinted brown with a creamy cap of beige head.. perfect for the style! The aroma is sweeter with dusty cocoa, a touch of molasses, and accents of dry herbal and floral notes.. well-presented. The flavor had sweeter chocolate and toasted nutty notes at the core with very light herbal and coffee bitterness surrounding.. drier and good for the style, but it’s just not a great style. Lighter-bodied and free-flowing on the palate, leaving a dry impression.. lightly-toasted. This was a very solid brew!
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque black with dark brown edges and a nicely-lacing frothy tan head, looks more like a schwarzbier than a dunkel. Lightly sweet dark malty aroma has a touch of dark chocolate and a hint of smoke. Full body starts with a pleasant toasty malty sweetness turning somewhat nutty and drier toward the slightly sticky roasted caramel finish. This is a solid dunkel.
Ibrew2or3 (7043) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of CigarCityBrew. Pours clear deep amber with thin white head. The aroma is sweet molasses, caramel, toffee, sweet Concord grape jam and mild mustiness. The taste is thin with semi sweet molasses and faint dark fruitiness to go along with some Munich like grainy malts. Pretty good but the aroma paints a better picture than the beer flavor can support.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mahogony/dark ruby color with a tan head. Smokey, earthy, malt aroma. Flavor is lighter than expected - smoke, malt, caramel, earth - with a bit of acidity and very slight metallic, Lighter than expected body. Dusty, earthy, malt lingers with a bit of acididty. Needs more oomph.
marcus (6675) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This black beer poured with a fluffy tan head and a mild caramel aroma. The flavor is mostly candy sugar and caramel malt. The body is too thin and ;there is an odd aftertaste.
Radek Kliber (6520) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top 500ml
Appearance: Brown , dark brew with light copper sipping trough. Medium , presentable white top.
Nose : Neat , fresh light brown malts , god dose of continental mineral sided hops. Slight scent of alcohol. Lighter yet positive clean impression was made.
Flavor/Palate : Smooth , gentle dunkel palate. Mineral swiftness with mocha chocolate pairing. Lightly roasted malts with some bittering effect. Quiet good.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of spice, chocolate, some toasted malt, some pepper. Tastes sweet and chocolatey with some tea, and dark fruit present. Rich mouthfeel and a very enjoyable beer. Hard to believer this is an under 5% beer.
Ernest (6304) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, roasted nuts, caramel), moderately hoppy (flowers, orange), with a note of honey, light note of smoke. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation. A clean and refined dunkel lager that is blossoming with unmistakable honeysuckle Hallertauer and freshly baked bread and walnuts...and ohhh soooo German, from the first whiff you know exactly where this was made. Really beautiful malt character. Wonderful balance in the mouth and a soft, velvety mouthfeel. Big lasting head and lovely dark chestnut color. The other Mahr’s brews I’ve had haven’t impressed me too much, but this one is excellent.
5000 (6298) - 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.