osu97gp (664) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a red-brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of leaves, caramel, and nuts. Flavor of caramel, dark fruit and some light roasted malt.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown pour with a minimal head. Aroma is slightly nutty, malt. Light bitter, light sweet. Flavors of caramel, nuts, tea, a little chocolate. Light bitter finish.
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent mahogany with a medium, white head that stays. Superb lacing. Malty, slightly roasted aroma. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Malty flavor, slightly finished by some sour notes in the finish. Nonetheless, a good example of the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tnkw01 (1217) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice deep amber-brown color. Light brown head. Caramel aroma. Flavor is candy corn, with slight dry fruit.
shrubber85 (8120) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nutty chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut brown with moderate tan head. Slightly sweet chocolate malt flavor with a lightly bitter herbal hops finish. Nice body. An excellent dunkel.
queenholly (3035) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black bread and chocolate malt and prune aroma. Chestnut with a small, quickly dissipating tan head. Dark bread, sweet chocolate malt, and prune flavor. Smooth medium body. I really loved the chewy dark bread flavor going on in this one, and found it going down far too easily. This is one I could drink a little too much of if I wasn’t careful.
Evolutionary (309) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from beer of the month club. Dry smell and very malty taste. Smooth mouthfeel. Dark color and good pour.
---Rated via my mouth
Patrickctenchi (4266) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with tan head..
Scent is dark fruit, cola.
Flavour is Bread, raisin, chocolate, roasted malt...
A very tasty, semi-sweet, smooth beer...
Definitely one I want to have on hand in the cellar.
Simple, but excellent.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 6/18/10. 12oz bottle picked up in Findlay, OH. Poured into a mug. Pours a dark sweet tea-looking color with a thin tan head resting on top. Little retention, less lace. Scents of dark fruits, raisins, faint alcohol, and warm pumpernickel.
The body is of moderate depth. Carbonation level is decent. Good crisp feel. As far as flavor goes, this is one of the best of the style I’ve ever had. They really nailed it where it counts. Great bready flavors abound, some faint molasses, and plenty of chocolate malts. This reminds me at times of a chocolate drink. Very well-done. I could have another, no problem. Recommend.
maxwelldeux (3882) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much head, and a very dark amber color with deep hints of red. Good malty flavor up front that fades quickly.