Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle via trade. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a beige head. Aroma is dark malts and sweet caramel. Some notes of vegetable root as well. Slight cocoa. Flavor is bitter metal and water, with a straight steeped grain flavor. Finishes bready.
Daytonbeer (572) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with fluffy tan head. Aroma of powdered cocoa. Taste of roasted malts, raisins, carmel, and earth. There is also a touch of hop bitterness on the backend. Overall, a good dunkel.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear and dark brown color. Pleasant enough dunkel style beer, light body. Fairly ordinary but drinkable.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (dregs)… Clear brown lager with mahogany highlights and a small, foamy, off-white head. The bouquet offers medium-roast grains, Munich and/or Vienna malt, toasted nuts, toffee and caramel. Medium-bodied with a lightly syrupy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Nutty, caramely, toasted flavor. Finishes crisp, mildly sweet, lightly chocolaty and a touch coarse. Bottle courtesy of Blazer06!
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewgrass.
Dark clear brown body with an off-white head.
Dark, rich nutty aroma.
Sweet and nutty, nice Munich malt flavor profile.
stangger (582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel malt, darker malts, burnt smell/ taste. Bitter with a warming hint of alcohol. Fairly thick with a lingering finish.
jsquire (3308) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mahogany hued dark beer with a foamy biege head that left nice lacing. Sweet malt syrup nose with some puffed wheat and something vaguely tart. Toffee sweet with some caramel corn, funky fruit and an odd sour tanginess to it that I don’t prefer.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Dave. 12 oz. bottle. Appearance-Murky brown color, medium tan head Aroma- Papery cardboard overwhelms other aromas, some roast and sweetness. Taste-Raisins, roast, dry but mildly bitter finish. Papery aroma persists through taste. Medium mouthfeel. Overall- Could be a nice beer but off aroma is a bit distracting.
jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle--pours a deep, dark brown with a small-medium head that leaves lacing on the glass. Roasted grain aroma. Nuts and hops are in the taste with a tart finish. Bruisin ales.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: A very flavorful dunkel. One of the tastiest example of ht style I’d ever tried. It was a little thick, but definitely delicious.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium brown with reddish orange highlights and a large, light tan head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy roasted malt; lighter burnt malt and later on dark chocolate and sour coffee; light herbal hops; very light funky yeast; and a little dark and sour fruit. The initial flavor was sweet, sour and slightly bitter; while the finish was sour, sweet and lightly bitter with an average to short duration. There was semi-sweet chocolate, bitter and sour coffee, roasted malt, caramel, slight herbal hops at the end and dark chocolate. The medium body was a bit syrupy with lightly fizzy carbonation and a light to moderately astringent finish.