craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Brown/plum pour with small white head. Nose and flavor of raisin, date, fig, beautiful sweet nut but well attenuated. Smooth and delicious.
unclemike (2067) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Spicy smell, mainly nutmeg, cinnammon, and clove. It has a fruity, spicy flavor. It almost tasted like a pumpkin ale to me. It was very enjoyable and smooth Loved it
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Dark brown with, big, flotsam, tan head, fine legs / Sweet, candied (Jolly Rancher) nose of black walnut, toast, and molasses / Medium body, a touch thin, moderately sweet & inky, some lively carbonation, malty with some hop balance, and lightly bitter finish / Simple, clean flavors of black walnut, cocoa, clove, and cream / Seems to cry out for a bigger, and hoppier, body.
ryecatcher (540) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle. Pours a murky dark brownish color, decent head retention. Nose is malty, some of those black walnuts mentioned on the label, funky yeast and bubblegum. Mouth is medium bodied, pleasantly malty up front with some nuttiness, then toffee, bubblegum and baby powder (wtf?). Overall decent dunkel, albeit a tad watery.
OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from tap a medium red brown with khaki head. Aroma of walnuts, with hints of banana bread. Tastes of sweet malt, banana bread, roasted walnuts,
CWoodsKilla (36) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice dark beer. Pours like a Guinness. I got a nice coffee flavor out of it, with a finish of toasted nuts. Definitely worth drinking again
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown coloured body with a thick, four centimetre tall tan head that fades like soda and even makes the same noise (fizz). Aroma of toasted malt, alcohol, soap, cleanser, yeast and a hint of nuts (walnuts, I guess). Medium-bodied; Nice malty flavour with some subdued pit fruit sweetness from raisins and prunes with a hint of nuttiness at the end and perhaps a little bit of light spices such as allspice and nutmeg. Aftertaste has a good balance of malt and sweetness with the alcohol showing a touch, but not overdone by that or the nuttiness. Overall, a decent beer - but not as good as I was expecting nor representative of the style at all. This is a classic Dunkles not a Dunkleweizen at all - I’m not sure how that was misrepresented. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 04-July-2012 for US$12.25 sampled at home as the first beer of the new year on 01-January-2013 here in Washington.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Something was a little off for me. Bottle. Poured a light brown color with a tiny off white head. Left lacing on side of the glass. Aroma was nutty, with coffee and nuts. Flavor was woody, nutty, malty and had a very smooth finish to it. I don’t know if I had a bad bottle, something just didn’t seem right.
jdleigh (53) - - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red-brown with a diffuse tan head. A nutty, malty aroma with hints of sourdough. Unrest alcohol and dark malt, and just a bit of walnut bread in the finish.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Andrew and brendan at ginger man. Pours a deep brown body. Aroma is delicious nut, spice, cardamom. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of nut and light roast.