ElGaucho (2295) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Great Taste of the Midwest. Aroma off..stale (hemp?) Deep red with off-white head, thin. Roasted malt flavor. Decent.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, translucent cherry black in color with a lovely, dark creamy tan head. Burnt chocolate manifests in the aroma, interspersed with Coca Cola. Rich, nutty chocolate take a robust step forward in the flavor profile. Caramel currents and milk chocolate brownies contribute as well. Palate feel is appreciated - creamy, medium-bodied and easy going as a dunkel should be. Good to see a brewpub doing an above par rendition of the style.
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with a small off-white head. Malty sweet aroma. A decent amount of roast in the flavor, underlying a sweet caramel and toffee cheweyness. Caramel/toffee sweetness is slightly dominant to the roasty, cocoa aspects. Slightly thin bodied with moderate carbonation.
arkurzynski (1771) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkest of brown, almost black with thin tan head. Light roasted malt/coffee, Munich-type malts, and a little licorice. Flavor has smooth lager Munich malt sweetness followed by velvety cocoa/coffee roast finish. Enjoyable.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled from a growler my mom brought home. black with thin persistant head. aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. tastes very smooth and creamy though a little thin. taste of chocolate and malt. good brew
hero27 (19) - Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap @ the Brewpub.
Deep mahogany color and a nice tan head of foam that leaves sheets of lacing behind it. Aroma of dark chocolate and toasted munich-style malts.
Light roasted malt flavor for bitterness and some rich chocolate in the flavor. Nutty aspect reminded me a lot of a rich nut brown ale. Medium-to-full bodied and quite smooth.
Says on the menu that this won a Silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival. I can see why.