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Moerlein Barbarossa is slow-aged with a deep reddish brown color and a malt aroma derived from Munich dark malt. The balanced finish invites a toast to the return of a legend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Pours a clear brownish with a light off-white dissipating head. Aroma is spicy and warm with toasted malt and a bit nutty. Flavor surprised me; long on the bourbon and much more aggressive than the warm aroma. Not bad overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andyhwcinc (1535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Purchased at Hyde Park Wine & Spirits in Cincinnati, OH; enjoyed after a long day at an SAP conference, my brain balls hurt. Appearance is a dark, slightly thin brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of bread/caramel malt, not much else, smells thin. Taste is also malty, not really too bad, thin lager body with medium carbonation. I liked one of the beers from this brewery when in Cincy, but this one falls flat for me. Definitely better than a mass produced lager, but there are better craft lagers out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (3897) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2011
12 oz. Clear brown with a lasting meringue above. Nose is spicy toasted nut, molasses, and a hint of sickly sweet shellac. Taste is cola, caramel, toasted nut, light dry grass and sour apple. Near-medium body is a bit fizzy, but well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wxman (1491) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Pours a dark clear cola color with a pretty decent off white head. Aroma is nutty with a semi-sweet roasted malt flavor. Some chocolate/coffee and buttery notes. A fairly good dunkel , but not exceptional. Refreshing; goes down easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2250) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 Draft in a pint glass - pours a clear brown/amber with very light beige head that vanishes in a flash. Aroma is roasted caramel malts, nuts and with a hint of hops. Taste is sweet and a wee but bitter. Goes down a little gritty and has a long finish. Not bad and way better on tap. [edit - fixed a typo]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nephilium (1424) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Not much of an aroma on this one... just hints of roast, and a bit of sweetness. This pours a clear, light brown, that appears red when held up to the light, with minimal head. Slight sweet flavor, with a bit of tartness to it. The finish is roasty, with hints of chocolate. Not a bad beer, but there’s not much here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2011
Looks like cola plus a loose beige head. Smells like corn plus some light coffee notes. Flavor has a hickory wood notes, hints of coffee and chocolate, but not much. Finishes ever so slightly bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kassner (1385) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle referred to as a double dark lager. Pretty good for a Dunkel, sweet with a hint of dried fruits and caramel, some port notes, carbonation just a tad high, brownish maroon color with no head or lacing

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Very disappointing. Bready, burnt caramel, sweet malt. The aroma and taste coincide to provide a BLECH sampling of a dunkel. Not much here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2011
A clear maroon/dark brown color. Slight off white head that was small and had minimal retention and lacing. Some burnt orange highlights around the bottom of the glass. Did leave a slight film on top. Picking up a creamy, buttery, earthy malt driven type of nose. A touch of sourness. Maybe even detecting some bittersweet chocolate. A rich, slightly sweet taste. Still mostly earthy malts, but I also got a small taste of some smoke or toastiness. Again, slight touches of bittersweet chocolate. Maybe even the faintest bit of a "grassy" hop. Medium mouthfeel that was sort of watery. It was smooth and it did an ok job covering the palate. This beer was just ok in my opinion. I could probably drink it if it were offered, but I just don’t think this is my favorite style of beer. After 1 or 2 I would probably want to move on to something else.

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