KajII (779) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with a enormous (4+ finger) light tan frothy head that lasted throughout and had some excellent spotty sheets of lace.
The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt, a pine hop and a musty yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee and dark fruit (raisins and prunes).
The taste was nice and malty with a touch of toffee sweetness and a hint of chocolate from the beginning then proceeded to become mildly bitter and hoppy with a note of coffee and just a light presence of dark fruit towards the end. The flavor lasted a decent while after the swallow with a nice roasty hoppiness left lingering on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a shade or two under medium in body with a nice dry texture and an almost fizzy carbonation.
Overall an impressive roasty brew. Sweet, bitter and quite malty, it had it all going on...
Roser (20) - Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance- medium to dark (root beer) brown. Nice tan head. Light to moderate dissipation with some lacing, but nothing noteworthy.
Smell- clean. Roasted coffee. Caramel and malt. Mineral quality (similar to an oyster stout).
Taste- burnt coffee, cocoa,
Mouthfeel- light body. Not too much carbonation. Bitter up front. Very crisp.
Overall- good. Would recommend and have again. A solid American version of a classic German style.
Busick (360) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A great Dunkel from a local brewery. Would try anything from this brewery due to their success.
DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from grocery store, brown pour, malty, bland nose, a little hoppy, decent dunkel.
nimbleprop (4594) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at D’vine’s in Columbia Heights from a 12oz bottle. Watery cola brown with some thick, creamy, off white head. Nose is standard, some malt, some clove, some nuts, a little over ripened fruit. Flavors are the same, sweet, mild fruit, mild malt. Watery finish.
kevinator (864) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent beer. Faint dark malt aroma. A little earthy. Bread crust brown color with a decent head. Average to thin palate with good carbonation. Not a heavy beer but coated the tongue well with flavor. Some roasted and biscuit flavors with a malt bite at the end. Not much of a hops presence, which wasn’t expected. Just OK.
rbrazell (1585) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at SGD. Deep mahogany pour with a bubbly white head. Faint malt aroma of toast and pecans. Flavor is similar and light with a mild nutty bitterness at the end. Meh, kind of boring.
sturmthis (360) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Brown color with off white head. Malty and chocolate aroma. Slightly sweet taste. Really good dunkles.
JDBaker11058 (1211) - 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 (5356) - 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 (428) - 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.