NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge concentration of coffee, chocolate and roasty malts. Sort of a german porter in aroma, but with that fresh scrubbed German aroma you get in a lot of bocks and dunkels, offset by the dry fruti notes of cooked prune and raisin. Dark brown with a fluffy tan head that is mostly lasting. Cocoa, coffee, chcolate...all muted followed by toasty grains and a clean water/smoke (think hooka) finish. Very damn good. It just hits me right. I could drink a lot of this.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black with some reddish hues and mostly receding light tan head. Aroma of dark malts, light chocolate, light toasted malts. Taste is dark malts, light chocolate, bready munich, raisins. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. Very enjoyable dunkel.
drpimento (2086) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer pours beautifully! Very big frothy & foamy textured head that lasts and lasts. Very good, smooth mouth feel. Dryish and satisfying, but with just enough sweetness to invite you back for another swallow. Some roasty, toasty, pumpernickle, dark chocolate, malty aromas and flavors. A tad thin, but not too bad. I liked this one a lot. Had it in bottle at Bodega last night downtown La Crosse.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at Bevmo in a bottle. Creates a thick lathering foam with a dark black beer to gaze upon. The nose is a smooth blend of roasted malt and classic German hops that really soothe my thoughts on how this is going to taste. The flavor is a rich and creamy blend of roast malt and hints of chocolate with a well rounded balance that makes a perfect dunkel
joet (2042) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 5, 2008
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Thin, headless, very dark brown, bits of nuts but more prominent aromas of wet asphalt and old licorice. No body at all and barely any bitterness and near totally dry. This is barely beer to me. Could have been water scooped from an old washing machine and pitched with ash. Not quite Chelada but pretty bad.
jb (2022) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decided to cap off a night at a concert (Southside Johnny, woo hoo!) with a beer. This one was recappable, even better. Brilliant candy, molasses and tea aroma. Beautiful look too, dark, reddish with a nice head and heavy lacing. Palate is a bit thin, graham crackers, dough, sweetness and a the finish is a total absence of everything.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper in color with a small off-white ehad. Faint hops and malt aroma. Flavor is of toasted/roasted malt, hoppy, sweet malty start moving into a dry finish.
VertBaconStrips (2014) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
***review from Dec 2008***
Very deep brown brew with red tints, thin light brown head, excellent messy, ropy lacing. Great aroma when warm. Lots of malts, fresh pumpkin, cardboard, dry cat food (biscuiy), slight spice. The taste has lots of toasty malts, some pumpkin, not much else I guess. Borders on a thinly bodied brew, good middle, finishes with pumpkin and very dry. The soft pumpkin impression comes out a lot more when warmer. Interesting but I’ll forget about this shortly.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in appearance with huge beige head. Great lacing. Aroma is all chocolate up front. Plenty of toasted grain and roasted nuts. Flavor almost exactly like arom indicates. Nutty/roasted character comes through even more as it warms. Very subdued fig/prune flavor towards the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth, but thin at times. Not a dunkel fan at all, but this is pretty nice. Underrated IMO.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Guinness pint glass provided an apropos vessel for this dubious dunkel... despite its lack of a cascade, Jubelfestbier provided a similar sepia body and a full, mocha head which fell slowly forming an intriguing reverse meniscus. An all-malt aroma procures low, roasty coffee notes amidst full dark fruit, earth and cookie. Semi-sweet chocolate flavor with pruney fruitiness carried in a smooth, full body. This is only slightly watery in the finish, although her flavor carries long. Slight mineral characteristics late. A delicious concoction, despite my assumption that this was going to be a Marzen due to its name. Plus, it cellared nicely for over a year. (And for those of you who may be questioning, the answer is: Yes. Possibly.) )))))
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