brokensail (9833) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: the pour is dark brown in color with a finger of off-white head.
S: Starts off with a mild aroma of roasted malts. This is followed by hints of chocolate and a light coffee note. There are some hints of dark fruits, specifically raisins, along with a mild toffee sweetness and some toasted bread.
T: Coffee grounds and roasted malts are the first flavors I pick up. Those are followed by toffee and toasted bread, which provide a nice, subtle sweetness. There is jus a light bitterness and earthy hop flavor.
M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.
O: You don’t often see a Dunkel as part of a US brewery’s regular line-up, let alone a well done one. Solid beer.
kidmartinek (3210) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark wheaty aroma. Dark pour with a small light tan head. Lighter hoppy flavor with an overwhelming bitterness. Cold and quick mouthfell. Sharp bitter and cold finish. Sharp.
decaturstevo (4619) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with light tan head. Aroma of brown sugar sour malt and a hinto peat. Roasted caramel and light peat, with a pleasant biter. Medium bodied with a bito fizz. Nice beer.
douglas88 (5469) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Spencer. Pours a clear brown/red color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is sweet fruity malts, some grapes in there and light toast. The flavor is a nice Dunkel; sweet but not overly so, dry, fruity, lingering but light bitterness in the finish. Nice.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don’t like dunkels too much but this beer was very nicely done. Like the description says it was pretty light and session able with nice malt flavors.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ City Beverage, Winston-Salem, NC. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the two favorites I have from this brewery. Easy to drink not over the top on any of it’s taste.
argo0 (11166) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head, hazy dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, toast, nut, some caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, nut, toast, earthy/orange. Soft light-medium body.
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a smooth chocolate brown. Caramel malty aroma. Taste is slightly sweet caramel and a little earthy. Light bitter finish that lasts. Nicely carbonated. One dimensional, but does what it claims to nicely. Refreshing for sipping on with fish this evening.
deadheadbill (14) - Crystal River, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a nice tan head that dissipated fairly slowly. Not a lot of aroma coming out of the glass, but some smells of dark malt and slight brown sugar. Medium bodied with nice malty flavors and some dark fruits popping in, finishing with a little hop bite. True to the German dunkel style with the exception of being slightly hoppier.
Overall a very nice dunkel and very drinkable.