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.
JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: medium cola brown with a short, creamy, light beige head and average lacing. Aroma: light molasses, brown sugar, toasted nuts, mellow earth hops. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: clean and smooth, with lingering balanced flavors slowly fading. Notes: Quite a nice example of the style, with a very drinkable palate.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Warner Robins, Ga - Lazy Growler - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark, cola-like brown with a thin, but persistent off-white head. Some earthy potting soil notes in the aroma, a hint of light chocolate. Flavor is pleasant with s nutty presence, some hints of chocolate, a slight trace of molasses. Mouthfeel has a nice slickness to it. Nice session material.
Drjohnrock (416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12 ounce bottle bought from The Veggie Wagon in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, tasted on August 8, 2013. Nice dark brown/ruby hue, sweet malty nose, flavor like the aroma but with a chemical taste that causes me to significantly lower my rating. I feel 3.1 is being lenient. Unless I got an old bottle, can’t understand the overall high marks this beer gets.
pnesbit (78) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour of dark caramel brown with foamy off white head. Aroma of toast and caramel malt. Taste of sweet malt with touches of walnut and brown sugar sweetness. Med lightly carbonated body with a clean and a touch bitter finish. Over all balanced drinkable beer.
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jcnielsen (1664) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with white head. Caramel, nutty, malty aromas. Caramel, brown sugar, syrupy, malty flavors. Pretty good American version of a dunkel.
obguthr (3389) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Walnut, charred oak nose. Hazy ruby brown, medium head, some lacing. Sweet barley malt flavor, mild walnut accents. Finishes earthy. Medium body. Serviceable.
theisti (3064) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle at the Bucket Shop Cafe in Atlanta, Georgia. The pour is a light haze copper orange with a minimal off white head. The aroma has some nut and soft toast malt. The taste is clean, fresh solid Dunkel flavor profile. The toasted malt is the main character, with some softly sweet nut behind. The palate is light bodied, soft carbonation and a clean finish. Simple, well made, easy to drink.
Fritz123 (723) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Marriott Airport in Atlanta. No glass pour so not sure what it looked like. Obviously dark. Aroma was mild with bread, toffee, and caramel. Little leather smelling. Taste was less exciting than the aroma. Rather light in the toffee and caramel that can make a Dunkel so good. Mild carbonation. Medium body. Finish was a little chalky. Mediocre.
firemarshal (104) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into lager glass. Dark brown color. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, herbal hops, earthy. Chocolate taste with coffee, malt, nutmeg accents. Thick feel, long finish. Not as advertised to me, but really good nonetheless.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bready aroma, with some dark malt aroma. Nice, light body with taste of pumpernickel bread.