kevnic2008 (9992) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with an off white head. Caramel aroma. Sweet caramel taste with chocolate as well.
crossovert (9721) - 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 (9500) - 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)
pivnizub (9482) - 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....
shrubber85 (9261) - 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.
rosenbergh (8864) - 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.
MoritzF (8862) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Clear dark brown colour with a medium tanned foamy head. Toasted malts aroma with caramel. Light sweet flavour, medium body. Roastmalty taste with notes of caramel and raisins and a dry but shy bitter finish. Average but also enjoyable.
DSG (8664) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(6/18/08) Draught at Paulaner’s im Spreebogen in Berlin. Dark brown but transparent when put in front of a light, with a medium beige creamy head. Aroma of toasted malt and some caramel notes. Sweetish malty flavor with some toastiness and some caramel. Medium-bodied. Not a great Dunkel but still nice.
JorisPPattyn (8645) - 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?
Borup (8523) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel and dried fruit.