Brewed by Mahrs Bräu
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3491) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2005
BJ’s Winter Tasting 2005: Deep crimson hue; big-bubbled, but fading head. Creamy-smooth mouthfeel; kind of light. Very toasty and bready malts. Notes of chocolate, toffee, toast and nuts. Balancing bitterness. Mild beer, but nice and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Bottle from the Chino Hills BevMo. Poured a dark brown with a good sized light brown head. Aroma was heavy on the roasted malt with chocolate and yeast. On my initial taste I thought this was the best I have had of the style. Went back and checked my ratings and I was proven correct. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel. Rich flavor that had some lactic sweetness. Palate was almost watery, but worked well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Pours a deep dark brown. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, and hints of fruit. Flavors of the roasted malts, some fruit, with a coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
Aroma is a big gust of candy, some brown sugar and malt, garnet, wears a tiny toffee head. Taste is full roast malts, almost like malt/maple syrup. Medium bodied, sweet and mellow. Very nice. Thanks Radek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
<b>15-Sep-08</b> <i>(500-ml swing-top bottle: Purchased 02-May-08 for $5.99 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA)</i> With a full-on attack of rich, sweet cocoa, milk chocolate, earth and nuts, this dunkel offers an uncommon chocolaty richness, but lacks the full complexity and depth of the very best German examples. No doubt, the principle flavor of chocolate is delicious, but the melanoidin toastiness and the light roast are missing, as is a gentle hop counterpoint. Fragrant aromas of decadent chocolate and a touch of earth in the nose with a clean, lager character. Medium in body with a soft mouthfeel and delicate carbonation, but the sweetness borders on cloying after awhile. The beer pours a beautiful, clear, ruby-chestnut body with an inch of fluffy, dark-tan head that very slowly settles to a thin, everlasting layer. All in all, too much reliance on cocoa and the sweetness tends to get a bit much, but despite being fairly one-dimensional, it’s still a very tasty and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Pours a deep dark brown with a large tan head. Huge aroma! Thick malty scent, milk chocolate, spices, nuts, dried raisins. The body is nice with a creamy mouthfeel. Very robust for such low alcohol. The flavor is overall light, but firm. Has a very roasty malt character, slightly smokey. There’s definitly an earthy malt, and a slight metallic character. Subtle late spicyness. The finish is extremely late, it’s more like an aftertaste of burnt bitter raisins, metallic, and very pleasant. However the aroma is even more complex than the flavor. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
Bottle shared with Jerc and GregClow. Very dark brown, small beige head. Sweet spicy dark malt aroma with some nutmeg - almost reminds of Anchor our Special Ale a bit - fig, some hops. Interesting stale malt taste, almost porter like. Some spiciness. A little dry smoke in finish. Very dry. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2990) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
Bottle shared with tupalev & jerc - courtesy of tupalev. Ruby-brown with a big, bubbly beige head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is odd - quite spicey, but a bit burnt & earthy. I think I like it, but it took a few minutes to get into it. Flavour has a very nice sweet and malty character, a bit nutty, with a dry, slightly smoky finish. Interesting stuff, glad I tried it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2007
Aroma:light bread aroma... Appearance:Dark brown,huge head... Flavor:grainy malt,cooked vegetable...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Bottle sampled. Pours a very dark brown with a nice fluffy tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, light chocolate, coffee, and a hint of toffee. Flavor is roasted malts, caramel, light chocolate, and some smoke with a dry finish.

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