jgb9348 (4635) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep brown coloured body with a nice thin tan head and some good ruby and amber tints at the bottom. Aroma of malt, raisins, figs and a very subdued spicy scent. Medium-bodied; Very nice malt notes throughout with toffee, raisins and some brown sugar combining with the caramel and toasted malt flavours. Aftertaste shows more malt than anything else, but some nice sweetness and a very mild pepper and spice note show some complexity. Overall, a very well crafted dunkles with an emphasis on the malt of course, but enough complexity to make it seem so much more. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle after a hockey game on 30-October-2013, purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia - Thanks Kevin!
bytemesis (2950) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown to black with a small beige head that mostly dissipates leaving a residual that laces well. Aroma is malt, roast, cardboard. Flavor is similar, roasty, cardboardy, light sweet and just a bit bitter. Not bad, not great either. Medium body.
AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Brewmasters in Wilson. Dark brown murky body with virtually no head (light brown). Moderate bitter taste up front with a light sweet average finish. Slight carbonation with an oily texture on the palate. Not sure what smells were coming from this.
edgallow (1867) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malts and bread. Taste is the malts and a nice bitterness.
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Getbetter (794) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle.The pour is a dark amber with a white head.A thin body with dark fruit and very slight smoke notes.
Caytinator (894) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap. Rich brown color, good lacing, medium head burns off to a small collar. Aroma is nuts, grains, trail mix, freshness. Warm palate, nice tapering aftertaste, bookends the beer perfectly. Another slightly roasty taste, not sour at all, which is a common mistake for a dunkel. Better than many german beers of the same style, rare achievement - not the purest traditional, but i think it may be better, actually (blasphemy!).
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 2/20
Well the description of this beer is on target at least. The write-up claims it’s not heavy, overbearing or bitter...however...that’s kinda what one is looking for in a dark beer. Disappointing.
Westchesterco (831) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a bottle it is a murky muddy brown with a slight white head. The aroma is of caramel and it tastes bitter and lingers on the palate.
Iphonephan (3028) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a thin off white head. Feint caramel aroma. Moderate to high carbonation. Flavors toffee. Lingering bitter finish.
Blairgus (2551) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 aug 2013, bottle. Clear amber, no bubbles. Nose is meaty and malty. Med body and mildly fizzy. Tastes of serious wort. Bready, slightly toasty. Nice.
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