crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle best before March ’12.
It pours a nice looking dunkel reddish brown but the head is sudsy and dissipates immediately with no lacing.
The smell is mostly grainy with some caramel and a hint of raisin.
The taste is sweeter and surprisingly more bitter than most dunkels. It isn’t the perfect balance though. It is hinged upon more cloying-like sweetness and more flavorless bitterness instead of that sweet but subtle sweetness and balancing hop flavor that a good dunkel should exhibit. Nevertheless it isn’t bad, but it certainly could be more refined.
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle shared with Finn in the biergarten at Viktualienmarkt, München. Clear ruby brown with a filmy layer. Sweet malts dominate the vague smell. Roasted, but not burnt malt in flavour plus sweet toasty notes. Maybe a bit too sweet. Medium bodied (18.06.2007)
kermis (10976) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Brew Asiatique. Cloudy brown with a medium off white to light tan head. Aroma of rich malt, caramel, toffee, butterscotch and some dark fruity notes. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Coffee malt aroma. Dark brown color - moderate head. Nice coffee malt flavor to match the aroma - just a bit on the weak side but otherwise very nice.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Uncle Chris’ house in Fürth. Clear, dark orange appearance with a nice, light brown head. Quite toasty, somewhat herbal/woody, lightly nutty, mild caramel malty aroma. Nutty, mild toffee, grassy, herbal, toasty malty flavor. Pretty decent.
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, rye bread and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and hints of chocolate. Finished sweet.
rosenbergh (10360) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. From Germany.
Dark reddish colour with small off-white head. Sweet caramel, some butter and roasted malt in aroma. Weak sweetish caramel, butter, dark fruits and malt in flavour.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a creamy head. The aroma has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt and caramel. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt, hints of coffee and caramel. It’s an uncomplicated and nice dunkel.
pivnizub (10136) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep amber coloured, big fluffy brownish head; aroma: coffee, vinous, roasted malts, traces of dried plums; slightly sweetish beginning, but hoppiness comes through in the finally dry taste; bitter-sweet finish; lacks a bit a fuller body, but all in all O.K., nothing more....
JorisPPattyn (9469) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Chestnut-brown beer, red-shot, under a tight dense cream-beige head. Munich cark malts, chocolate, cacao powder, sweet, dark bread. Dry, nearly woody, but still bready flavours - sweetness near gone. Autumn leaves. Light to medium bodied, very slick. Really decent dunkles, not too sweet. Tasted at the Paulaner Brauhaus @ Kapuzinerplatz - brewed exactly where?