anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty grainy caramel flavor with weak hints of chocolate. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
crossovert (7021) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, thanks Nate. Pretty good and crushable dunkel, would have preferred it with some german food htough.
dalekliz (867) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a dark dark reddish-black with a small white head. Aroma is sharp and burnt, of roasted malt, wood, wheat, and a hint of smoke. Taste is crisp, of roasted malt, chocolate, wheat. Lingering roastyness that ends a bit watery. Nice.
Dr_Dunkelator (1) - - OCT 2, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent deep, darker German beer taste--very close to the venerable and notable Paulaner Salvator--one of the "stronger" German beers exported to the US. The best version of a German Dark so far in America, bar none.
BMan1113VR (7835) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a deep hued and lightly hazed, very dark brown body with a tan head. Aromas are roasty, nutty, almost a victory malt like quality. Grainy, clean ester wise. Brown sugar, light herbal character. Flavors are dry, medium roast, licorice, nutty, grainy. Lightly acidic (not sour). Fuller bodied, medium carbonation.
maekchu (1986) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bailey’s Taproom, Portland. Listed as a "dunkelweizen" and at "6.4%" Roasty malt and coffee aromas, with some sour candy. Dark brown, creamy tan head. Initial is striking, like sweet coffee (wow!); but the mid palate goes flat and dull; final is a bit sourish. Maybe some unusual yeast addition? Starts out great but doesn’t follow through with a whole lot. Still, an interesting beer.
daknole (8949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish pour, light beige head. Aroma is loaded with some roasted nuts, very dark cherries, molasses bread. Flavor is smooth, nutty, light molasses and doughy notes.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a murky brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of rye, dates, raisins, clove, and brown sugar. Flavor of raisins, rye bread, banana, and nuts.
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Junk in da Trunkle. Tap at OB PP. Cloudy dark brown with a small medium beige head. Toasty grainy nose up front with a tinge of roasted malt, moderate amount of banana esters and light sweetness behind. Flavor has a little stronger banana notes, and with it, some light soy notes that I’m not digging. The toast is okay, but I don’t like the roast coming up a little ashy in the finish. Bitterness peaked at a 3. I don’t think this is strong, but I get a little alcohol. Tinge of cinnamon or some light spice, as well as some tang, as it warmed. Moderate prickly carbonation with a medium body. Not a fan. 7-3-6-3-12--3.1
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port Ocean Beach; July 2012
The beer arrives from the tap with a pale brown tinged, full tan colored head that sits on top of a concentrated brown beer. The aroma smells nutty and of toasted grain husks. There are also some nice roasted coffee notes to the aroma; this last is quite prominent and really makes this beer quite interesting, at least a traditional German Dunkel usually does not smell like this.
Lightly sweet tasting, but still quite light bodied; this beer is eminently quaffable, yet still has quite a lot of flavor to it. There is a soft nutty note to this beer, some toasted / roasted grain husk character, as well as a light, city roast, sort of clean coffee roasted character to the flavor. There is a touch of cocoa to the dark malt flavors, but only just.
This is a solid Dunkel; the coffee note in the aroma is quite interesting and a bit different. Technically this is a touch too grain husk focused for a traditional Dunkel, but I am still finding myself enjoying this quite a bit.