raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.5 l. Very deep red, almost opaque. Nose is roasted malts and some syrup. Flavor is nicely dry and roasted, not overly sweet. Much better than the Rebel pils, not as metallic. One of the better dunkels.
FatPhil (10092) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Almost black, large frothy beige head. Slightly sweet and metallic aroma. A bit thin in the mouth - sugars and a bitter burntness that becomes metallic. Can’t put my finger on it, but something was missing. Quite gluggable though.
oh6gdx (21962) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Very dark ruby-brown colour, huge brownish/beige head. Aroma is fruits, earth, caramel malts and some mild smoked notes. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel malts, with some hints of smoke and chocolate. A bit rubbery/metallic in the finish, otherwise the flavour was really nice.
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (BB 06/2008)
Very dark ruby-brown color, good cloudy beige/brownish cloudy head, some lace. Ash, toasted and caramelly malts, also same unclean notes than in another Czech dunkel - 1795 Budejovické Pivo. Flavor starts very sweet, caramelly with brown sugar and even chocolaty notes. Then later some hops, roasty flavors and metallic hints in the aftertaste. Also in the flavor is same unclean feeling than in the nose (unclean I like drinking beer from unclean tap).
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Near black colored with red hints. Big beige head. Caramelly aroma with some bubblegum and mild roastiness, rather sweet one. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is more roasted with still this sweetness dominating, caramel also in start. Aftertaste turns to bittersweet with mild roasted tone. Basic Czech dunkel, still maybe too sweet for me. Crispy palate with some carbonation.
pivnizub (9163) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Very deep ruby-amber colour with a smaller, almost creamy stable sandy head, deep fruity (dried dark berries) and coffeeish-roast-malty nose; robust bitter-sweet flavour, medium-bodied; lingering sweet-caramelly finish, rounde by some sweet-malty bitterness. Very good stuff.......
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Very dark brown with a medium, light beige head. Mild, moderately roasty aroma with some chocolate. Neutral, somewhat roasty flavor with some lactic sourness and hints of chocolate and licorice. Light to medium-bodied, a bit creamy palate with balanced carbonation. A quite balanced and enjoyable, but basic dunkel.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Sampled in 2005.] A sweet beer for the style. Otherwise a mainstream product.
HenrikSoegaard (11215) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Brown colour. Powerfull malty toasted aroma, with nioce chocolate notes. moderate sweet and bitter flavor. Long nice finish. Slightly metallic at the end. Creamy palate. Really nice dunkel.
thewolf (11364) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2008 Bottle, from Fřtex, Aabenraa. A great dark brown with a medium brownish creamy head. The head stays for a good while and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma has roasted caramel and maltyness. A touch watery mouthfeel. Flavour is great with chocolate, a little smoke and a good dose of sweet roasted malts. 7/4/7/2/14 = 3.4
Poours redish, deep brown with a fine, creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet, lightly roasted caramel. A bit too light in mouthfeel. Flavour is quite sweet, lightly roasted and sticky. 6/3/6/2/8 = 2.5