GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. More of a schwartzbier than a dunkel. Roasted flavors, mostly. Pretty good.
MeadMe (1307) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours a roasty brown small tan head, little retention or no lace.
S: Aromas of sweet bread, caramel, roast and light chocolate.
T: Nice sweet and malty. Wonderful candy notes of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Nice tones of chocolate with hints of roast throughout.
M: Medium in body, smooth, tasty.
CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Chip’s in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Pours to a fizzy, blood red with a minimal - but lingering tan head. Beautiful. Nose is caramel sweet and toasted malts with a small amount of burnt character. FUCKING GIRLFRIEND JUST SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME.
This lager drinks like an ale with a highly malty body full of complexities. Caramel is the most obvious flavor, while prunes and other dried fruits hide in the back. I usually find these flavors to be overbearing, but this beer is very well balanced. Hops do their job of balance and nothing more. This is a very finely crafted dunkel, I hope these beers find their way to Ohio soon!
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany with a medium whitish head and no lacing to speak of. Deep, rich Munich malt aroma with a slight fruitiness. Flavor is more of the same, plus a little smoke. There’s some bitterness in the finish, which is good, since it helps balance out the sweetness that is strong throughout. A little astringent in the finish too. A solid beer.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown but not thick...shows light through easily. Nice sweet nose, a little candy sugar. Flavors combine sweetness with a bit of smoke and a lot of nice dark grain. Real quick finish, highly drinkable. Nice stuff.
kassner (1351) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Amber color, modest head but no lacing. Nice odor of roasted malts , smoke and butter in the taste like a porter, just the color was lighter.
Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a slightly cloudy, dark brown with a foamy, light tan head. The nose is light with notes of chocolate, earth, and caramel. The flavor is well balanced with sweetness to go with the chocolate and caramel notes and a solid back bitterness to with the roasted notes. A little thin in the body with medium carbonation and a medium long bitter finish. This one could use a little more body to it, but it’s a decent dunkel.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: April 16, 2010
Source: The Pint House, Asheville
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
NachlamSie (2769) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Bruisin’. Pours a dark copper color which is none too cloudy. The aroma is sweet with lots of toffee, brown sugar and a vegetable medley for some funkiness. Something reminds me of apricots a little. The mouthfeel is very prickly with lots of carbonation. I’m not digging this one too much. It has a certain gummy-type flavor I associate mainly with bocks which keeps me away from that style. Vegetable flavors abound with hints of corn, apricots, and a sticky taffy note. This may be a good example of the style, but these lagers just aren’t for me.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transluscent brown with little to no head. Nice roast and toast on the nose. Hints of chocolate and coffee come through nicely. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor, actually a lot of flavor in what is an easy to drink beer. Don’t be scared of this one on a hot day. Great flavor, low alcohol, a great session beer.