ChainGangGuy (4420) - 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 (2221) - 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 (4994) - 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 (5076) - 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.
drywallman (334) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured very near black into my pilsner glass with virtually no head. The malt was there and a slightly piney hop finish was noticeable. A very dry finish, even for a lager. Chocolate was noticeable on the malt profile and very enjoyable.
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle
**Summary** - A nice dunkel this was picked up on a beer run to northern Kentucky. I’ve had reasonable success with Moerlein in the past and decided to give it a shot. Passable this one might be a safety outlet for times when nothing else is on tap somewhere.
**Aroma / Appearance** - A half finger head surged to the top of my shaker creating the appearance of day old road slush. A reddish brown body the color of the setting sun accented it well. The nose seemed to remind me of hot chocolate made from baker’s grade chocolate rather than powder. Sugary and malty it had a nice presence.
**Flavor / Palate** - A little on the sweet side and too thin it tasted like a blend of chocolate and vanilla powders. Reminiscent of an iced coffee the flavors were somewhat muted. This was decent overall but nothing special.
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - JAN 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A copper-brown hue with a beige head. good malt notes but otherwise this beer was way too light. Carbonation was mild.