WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just delightful. Nose of dark roasted malts, sweet notes over coffee and bitter burnt barley; you start to understand why German ersatz coffee was made from burnt grain. Dark chestnut reddish brown, almost clear, small head, no significant lacing; it is, after all, a lager. Taste is pretty extraordinarily intense for a lager without being, well, unlagery. Maybe it’s the boiling? Anyway, it’s a remarkably intense, remarkably malty, remarkably bitter, slightly hoppy dunkel and it taste is wonderful.
Homer321 (1885) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bytemesis. totally forgot I had this. nose is full of rich, roasted malt with light chocolate and bread. taste is initially bitter, almost burnt with a smokey note. almost like a bacon aspect to it. Not really sure if that is what they were going for here. It kinda works, but I don’t think that was intentional. pretty puzzled about what to drop on this beer. if you told me it was a smoked doppelbock, I’d be all over it.
bytemesis (3151) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, opaque with a medium puffy tan head that dissipates slowly with nice, if a bit clumpy, lacing. Aroma is nutty, malty, pumpernickel, roasted malts, toffee coffee grounds. Flavor is the same, light sweet and medium bitter, roasty coffee notes prominent. Lingering bitter finish. Medium body, but quite creamy. Tasty beer for sure.
kramer (4939) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown body under a one finger frothy beige head. The nose is nutty and toasty with some hazelnut and light chocolate notes. The flavor is nicely nutty with a hint if coffee and light chocolate. Lightly sweet with some hazelnut on the back end and just a touch of a light tobacco note. Medium bodied with a slight clinginess and soft fizzy carbonation. Really nice smooth and well lagered Dunkle.
RobertDale (3450) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Very interesting in a good way.
umich03jm (1952) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from trade with WillRunForBeer. Must be from around March, 8 months old. Really nice aroma of dark bread, hazelnuts, chocolate, caramel, cherries, coffee, and earth. Awesome taste. Great mix of all the aromas with just the right amount of malty sweetness. Smooth, creamy finish. Surprised by how much I like this, especially from a style I never have. Want to try a fresh now, I might like it even better.
kerenmk (2371) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother for getting this one! Black with beige head, sweet, roast, some sausage, maple and ham in the nose, bitter, roasty, faint smoke and fruity taste. Full body, smooth, faintly roasted finish. Very yummy.
DSG (5782) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Brown with light reddish hues and a beige head. Aroma of nuts, some roastiness, a bit of chocolate, caramel and light toasted bread hints. Somewhat roasty flavor, nutty, a bit sweet, with a bit of caramel and a bitter finish with some herbal notes. Medium-bodied.
argo0 (11520) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Large beige head with clear garnet-dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, nut, light lager yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, light milk chocolate, lager yeast. Medium body, some stickiness.
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is earthy with roast, nuts, and some dark fruit. Flavor is mildly bitter with roast , nuts, coffee, and chocolate. Finish is coffee bitter with a little smoke. A little heavy for a late spring/summer beer, but really tasty.
BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is toasted caramel, nutty, and melanoidin malt, dates and figs with woody, earthy, and spicy hops. Flavor is toasted and caramelized malt, nutty with dark fruits, light hops and medium to moderate bitterness with a dry finish and a clean lager character. Full body and medium carbonation.