JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear color with a hint of orange when heisted to the heavens. Moderate foamy ecru head that seems to a smooth tight bubbled lid. Heavy vail of lace. Mild aroma of toasted bread and dry flower hops. Mild caramel and dark chocolate also invade the proboscis. Smooth lightly oily fell. Dry lightly nutty start followed by a touch of caramel and malt sweetness which is then swept away by a rather sharp herbal bitterness. The finish gets to sharp and distracts to much for my taste, but still better then many dunkels.
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Large off-whte frothy head that was mostly lasting, fine-large sized bubbles, good lacing, carbonated, transparent, and a reddish brown hue. Aroma was malty, caramel and sweet. Flavor was sweet, malty, lightly bitter, caramel, smooth. Mouthfeel was smooth, watery and thin. Light-medium body.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby cloring with a very large light tan head. Aroma is surprisingly full with roasted peanuts and some potato chips. The slightest hint of apple. The taste is peanut butter with some blackberries. Not as sweet as those descriptions sound. Light in the mouthfeel. Nothing special, but not offensive.
Ernest (7322) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is clear medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread,
molasses, nuts), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet,
lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic,
moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively
carbonation. The malt character isn’t quite sexy enough to stand on its
own, and the hops aren’t strong enough to brighten it, so this one falls
a little flat for me. The finish seems a little grainy, thus after a
few sips I didn’t really feel like drinking any more. Seems to have
potential, but it needs to try a little harder.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown, with a tan head. Metallic nose, some sweetness and roasted malt. Flavor is thin and watery, with some hints of roasted malt and slight bitterness.
mjg74 (3018) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber color. Aroma smells kind of grainy and a little malty. Interesting flavor. Kind of mix of chocolate and fruit. Some roasted malts coming up in the rear. I’ve not tasted a beer quite like this before. Pretty good though.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish brown hue, thick head of enduring foam. Malty aroma, toasty, mild nutty choclate. Sweet smooth palate, notes of chocolate and raisin bread, dry walnut finish. Nice flavor, very subtley done without becoming too sweet.
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aromahop nose.
Red brown, lively, off-white head.
Slightly roasted and nutty with
aromatic hops on top.
Medium body, sparkly.
Citric and herbal aromahop aftertaste.
A extremely nice dunkel!
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was a good dunkel, given it’s only my 2nd one, but it was tasty. Wheat, caramel (Like I always notice), honey, very easy drinking, and pleasant.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep red color with medium white head. Aroma is light and malty sweet. Body is light but there is a certain thickness to it that swirls around the tongue. Flavor is nutty and slightly smokey.