austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap @ Waterfront Ale House. Absolutely delicious. I could drink gallons of this stuff. Mild, light, with just enough malt to be a schwarzbier. Touch of roast, also evident in the nose. Creamy beige head.
drpimento (3176) - 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.
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.
dwyerpg (5673) - 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.
crossovert (11398) - 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
Ernest (7346) - 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.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mL swingtop. hmm, interesting! reminiscent of a spiced baltic porter, with both chocolate flavors and typical lager essences. i’m very surprised this beer doesn’t have a higher overall score, because the combination of dark flavors (chocolate malt, roast barley, earthy european hops) is bliss. the spices make it clear that this should be a winter beer - one i will gladly revisit!
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark dunkel like with abundant lace. Fresh taste at Pizza Plant Transit. Roast in aroma, taste like a deep rich wine. Yeast is there to round out satisfying aftertaste. Full mouthfeel.
JoeMcPhee (9325) - 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.
thornecb (5536) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown into a stoneware mug. Smoky malt aromas. Creamy, yet crisp and smooth with dark caramel and a lasting smoke finish. Perfect for crisp evening watching the ALCS.