frankenstein (64) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I believe this is my first dunkel, so I really do not know what to compare it to. Very German/import aroma hard to describe. Appearance is really cool, dark with a very contrasting white head. Flavor, taste, palate once again difficult to describe, but interesting. Kind of tastes like beef broth. A neat expirience.
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
VertBaconStrips (2063) - 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.
thedm (4927) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bolled brew with a flippy top poured a medium sized light brown colored frothy head of mostly lasting bubbles that left behind an opaque dark brown colored body with no visible carbonation and a fair lacing. The aroma was mild with malty notes and the mouth feel was mildly tingly and faded in the finish. It had a mild malt flavor with a mild hoppiness that came out in the aftertaste.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a dark caramel, light malty aroma, milky spritz palate, tingly finish, dry aftertaste
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark in appearance, this brew seemed a bit watered down compared to other darks. The taste was of coffee and chocolate, but muted. It’s a pretty good brew, but not full bodied enough for my taste.
McGarnigle (546) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml, undated but probably not as fresh as I’d like. I got a good pop when opening this one. Translucent very dark brown with beige head. Not a lot of aroma: smells lager-ish with some cocoa. Body is a bit too thin with assertive fine bubbles. Taste is balanced between malt and hops. It’s not really as roasty as I would have thought. Slightly bitter with a dry finish. Very drinkable, but for the imported price.
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very dark brown with a medium foamy tan head. Dark malts, mostly coffee dry/bitterness, some milk chocolate, not a much hops present. Like a very watery porter, still a really nice smooth flavor though. Some woodiness. Body is medium flat. Very dark dunkel.
PorterPounder (5369) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Broudy’s Liquors, Jacksonville Beach, Fl - 1 pt. .9 fl oz swingtop bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with a thick fluffy mocha colored head. Chocolate and coffee aroma with a bit of underlying ripe fruit. Flavor is a little flat, has some cherry notes, a bit of smokiness but not too pronounced. Mouthfeel is kind of bland and dapens the little bit enthusiasm I had for this one.