WISEGUY572 (1374) - 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 itís the boiling? Anyway, itís a remarkably intense, remarkably malty, remarkably bitter, slightly hoppy dunkel and it taste is wonderful.
phaleslu (7543) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at iTap-Soulard, served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with an inch of beige head that laces the glass and settles into a film. Notes of chocolate, toasted barley and wheat, nuts, earth, caramel, dry grains, and leaves. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a toasty, earthy, smooth mouthfeel that finishes dry. Really good, interesting take on the style.
DesertDevil (647) - Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet and funky aroma of brown sugar, plums starting to spoil, vegetal rhubarb, and garden soil. Murky dark brown pour with a even khaki head, and fairly thick, uniform lacing. An odd taste thatís sweet at first (with brown sugar and raisins) before a dark sourness reminiscent of tart overripe stone fruit takes over along with heavy yeasty esters, a touch of balsamic vinegar, and a sharp anise flavor that fades quickly. This one is not really my thing.
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with a large tan head. The aroma has rich toast, roasted hazelnuts, spicy hops and a nice melding with the nuttiness being the biggest aspect. It has a medium body with a bit of smoothness and some frothy sharp carbonation. The taste starts with very heavy toast with a hint of coffee, nutty notes, earthy hops and some spiciness. The finish is earthy, grainy and a bit rough. Quite nice, but seemed more like a good brown ale than a lager.
perpetuitas (25) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
You had me at Dunkle Bock!!!!!!! brew. They are doing good things with the brown, and more... Very happy to have a brewery brewing beer styleS, not style (IPA), and doing it very well.
Super nice lager -- nose is roasted malt with hints of chocolate and bread. taste is only very slightly bitter with the malt taking over very soon. A pretty full body to this brown lager and a clean, satisfying finish.
Homer321 (2747) - Melboring, 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 donít think that was intentional. pretty puzzled about what to drop on this beer. if you told me it was a smoked doppelbock, Iíd be all over it.
bytemesis (4604) - 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 (5360) - 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 (4266) - 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 (2764) - 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 (3239) - 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.