Nordcore (900) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 33 cl. Deep dirty red with a minimal head. A malt, dark fruits and chocolate aroma. Light bitter roasted taste with a sweet malty ending.
FatPhil (8093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Initially a very bready aroma, plenty of grains. As it warms, it becomes sweeter and softer. Fairly watery palate, I nearly excused it for being 4.7% supermarket strength until I realised I got it in Alko. Carbonation pleasant, and stops you from noticing any real sweetness in the palate. Taste is mostly the rustic (I had originally written ’earthy’, but it’s not quite earthy) bready grains, just a touch of fat and a hint of hazelnuttiness. Finish fades quite quickly, leaves you with just a shadow of the taste. An adequate beer, but not full enough for me.
Finwe (357) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with an off-white head. Sweetish malty aroma with some grassy hops. Malt, caramel, nuts and some grassy hops in the flavour. A malty finish.
rosenbergh (5541) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. BB 04/06/2013. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Cloudy reddish brown colour with small light tan head.
Toffee, caramel malt, grainy malt and chocolate.
Flavour is dry grainy malty with some chocolate and mild hops.
Nothing wrong with this Dunkles.
hawanna (1540) - GERMANY - DEC 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 l bottle BB 07. Jun 13
roasty, caramel, bread, barnyard, leaves, red-brown color, clear, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, soft carbonation,
beerandbeyond (551) - ISRAEL - DEC 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Hazy brown color, small beige head.
Caramel nose, some toasted bread, faint dark fruits and floral hops.
Sweet malt flavor, lo bitterness, a touch of tartness and some cocoa.
Light-med body, balanced, overall OK for style but not exciting.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear red/brown colored beer, with a beige hed. The aroma of caramel malt with some fruits and a little hop. The taste is sweet, dark fruits, caramel with a little hop bitter. The aftertaste is mostly sweet of caramel.
note666 (1063) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 - 11 - 18 330ml bottle. hazy, medium brown colour. small off-white head. nuts and chocolate in aroma. bitter-sweet taste.
Benzai (5740) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Lightly unclear amber to red color, medium sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Smell and taste malts, caramel, slightly leaves, a bit earthy, lightly sweet, a hint of sugar. Low to medium carbonation, suitable body.
chinchill (1012) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.33L bottle purchased in Bavaria and served in a wine glass in Innsbruck.
Pours a clear mahogany with an off-white head that has OK retention but leaves little lacing. The aroma is malty and appealing, with a bit of alcohol and fruit contributing nicely to the appeal. Fine mouthfeel with medium body and carbonation, and a creamy smooth texture.
The taste is quite fine, if not quite as complex as one might wish, it is exceptionally nutty and plenty malty. A very easy drinking, unfiltered dunkel beer that is easy to recommend for a tasting, for a meal, or as a session beer. As clainmed: "Monasterial style brewed exclusively of dark barley malt, very malty aromatic, hearty with genuine nutty taste."