joet (2434) - 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.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great, slightly woodsy and ever so subtly sweet Dunkel. MMmmm, a little brown sugar interplays with a rich smoky (but not over the top) flavor. Aromas are of forest and earth. Palate just a touch watery. Great pockmarked ecru head. Wonderful example of the style.
rudolf (2345) - 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.
SDalkoholic (2274) - 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
VertBaconStrips (2223) - Asshat, 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.
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.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark brown with a thin lasting tan head.
Aroma is nutty dark roast, light smokiness, some chocolate tones.
Flavour is again roasted nutty malt, bitter chocolate and light smoke with a charred wood bitterness to the finish. Not as sweet in the body as I expected.
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.
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.