olio (4078) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ HBF2013.
Pours dark brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts and toffee. Flavour of malts, nuts, dark fruits and hay. Ok.
Vanz (17) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: cereal, roasty, chocolate.
Appearance: a black red appearance, very thin light brown head.
Taste: medium bitterness, medium sourness, taste quite different from what you would expect from the aroma. Nice roasted after-taste.
Palate: A bit too carbonated for my liking for a Dunkel, but medium body and goes down very nicely.
Overall: Very nice aroma, taste not what was expected, a bit too sour and carbonated for my liking in a Dunkel, but still very drinkable.
Cantabrian (381) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 Not very versed in the "Dunkel" style, I think this is a nice beer. Black coca cola colour, with a firm head and plenty of large bubbles breaking through it. very weak aroma of chocolates and coffee. Taste is a bit too much coffee over the chocolates, grassy and the roasted malts. Some charred bitterness too. Sticky palate. It’s a pleasant drink. As much as I love the ultra heavy bottles of Moa beers, I hate the über-gay (both in a John Key sense and the other) contemporary design of the new labels.
pmuzz (262) - AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer. There actually was much substance than what I thought. OK flavour and prickly carbonation, some slight roast.
Oakes (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - NOV 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. A bit murky-looking. Interesting nose - dark toffee/molasses thing is promising. This character carries through on a medium body. At the end, there is some toastiness.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
Way too much fizz. Located this in Queenstown, NZ. Pretty rare, it seems. Very dry and pretty malty. Rich. Not to my liking b/c of all the excess carbonation!
PorterPounder (4610) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Dark chestnut brown pour with a spongy off-white head. Slightly sweet aroma with some nutty accents and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is solid with some nutty accents, very mild chocolate, brief mention of dates. Mouthfeel is on par for a lager. Nothing jumps out at you - but a decent drinking lager.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Attractive tea-amber colour with lasting head. Grain yeast and hop aroma. Interesting herbal yeast flavour with some grain and hop. Somewhat thin and airy. Hard to place as a dark lager.
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark body which was ruby red deep with a light tan head. A little bit of milky coffee and soft chocolate on the aroma also burnt notes. Roasted grain taste, pleasant bitterness and this beer seems to grow on you.
SpringsLicker (2822) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dense off-white head forms over this garnet-tinged dark brown brew.
Sweet candy malt aroma.
The flavor starts sweet but never really builds up enough momentum to go any further. Some dryness towards the finish.