phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, once at Hyde Park Blast and once during Prohibition Resistance Tour in Cincinnati. Pours brown with short foamy off-white head. Nutty, malty, slightly syrupy.
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, oaty/cereal malt aroma with dark syrup. Smells like fresh pumpernickel - the aroma is the strong suit for the beer. Clear, medium walnut brown. Good label. Sweet and bocky, with strong raisin/prune flavors. The beer is a little swayback - prominent flavors on the initial swig and the finish, but then a little saggy and watery in the middle. Medium light body, with some chalkiness in the mouthfeel. A decent session brew, an excellent jambalaya or stew base, a good marinade candidate, and an excellent value at $3.99/6 on closeout.
SrSilliGose (3296) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours brown with a small white head. nice carbonationnn. penis vagina. some balls. medium body. dunk this shit with a donut dunkel. notes of nuts, some chocoloate. pretty tasty . nice lager
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown body with a smallish, wispy, ivory-hued head.
Smell: Sweetish, toasted maltiness smelling of dark bread brushed with a thin layer of carob sauce along with some faint dried fruit notes.
Taste: A pleasant malty start -- toasted dark breadiness, a teeny tiny hint of roast, and sweet tastes of carob and nuts. Small hint of fruitiness. Just a touch of spicy hops and bitterness. Finishes semi-sweet with some enduring toasted malt qualities.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A bit reminiscent of Ayinger Altbairisch. A clean, malty, dark lager that, for me at least, has plenty of drinkability appeal. Worth a try.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010
Date: May 24, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Comfortably sweet and easy to drink. Dark copper body with an off-white, mostly diminishing head. Aroma of toast and brown sugar with notes of caramel and dough. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a lightly to moderately bitter finish. It stays sweet throughout. Thin to medium body with a watery texture. Lively carbonation. Crisp.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber color...fluffy head, though it fades quickly. Mildly sweet malt aroma. Front has a basic malt flavor, with just a hint of sweetness...slightly crisp mouthfeel. Back consists of a few roasted malt notes, and a mild bitterness. Finish is somewhat tangy. Pretty typical of a dunkel...a brew that is better chugged than sipped.
notalush (5269) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at barcade - holy crap this was bad - smelled like brown sugar and roasted malts - but the flavor was was a mix of caramelized sugar and diacetyl, reminding me of burnt cracker jacks - an "I’m infected" acidity creeps up in the finish, too, adding to the crappiness - I ordered a full pint of this, but could only drink a few sips.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at barcade. Ugh. Porus a deep dark coppery amber with a nice clarity and ok head retention. Aroma is a freakin butter bomb- loaded with diacetyl and a bit of sugary caramel sweetness. Flavor is also slicked out with tons of diacetyl and a sticky sharp caramel sweetness not a smooth toasty vienna maltiness I would want. Blah.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 1/6/09. 12oz bottle. Filtered with an amber brown hue. Tight ring of head. Malty aromas with a definite caramel note. Dry palate. Odd yet tasty. Nutty. Ever so slight buttery. Decent.