DenverLogan (961) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown; significan amber head. Aroma of wood, earth, mocha, carob. Flavor of wheat, carob, unsweetened chocolate, Brazil nuts, metal, water, molassas. Rich mouthfeel.
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; L7150 (whatever that imparts). Rich caramel aroma, backed by coffee and chocolate. Deep mahogany color topped with a beige head that is respectable. Full bodied, with creamy carbonation. The flavor is caramel, with something wet paperish/earthy - not a bad thing - works well. Persistence brings up some chocolate. The finish is more dry than sweet, and there are dark notes - like a mix of chocolate, coffee and something I can’t put my tongue on - could be nuttiness. Very drinkable.
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0,5l 20 Jun 07. Dark brown coloured. Hoppy aroma. Watery caramellish flavor. Sweet aftertaste.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle shared with Finn. Light brown body. Good creamy head retention. Smell of coffee and cocoa. Moderate liquorice flavour against a chocolate malty backbone. Bittersweet ending. A bit like a brown ale to my taste (at a garden party in Ingolstadt, 20.06.2007).
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 My first real dive into Germans; mainly been attracted to American micros and Belgians beforehand. A beautiful beer here. Very sweet and fruity aromas. The taste is fairly light and watery, and a bit of, I dare say, a meat flavor? It’s a lot of things, but one thing is not is "bad." Enjoy this one, it’s good.
eaglefan538 (2966) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another fine example of the dunkel style, one that is admitedly a little boring. The pour was standard chestnut brown in color, nice offwhite frothy head with excellent retention, just saw there, somewhat pillowy. The aroma was nutty and chocolate. The flavor was nutty, grassy, chocolate, herbal/earthy, caramel, and also had a touch of coffee. Mouthfeel was full for the style, yet well attenuated and somewhat dry even thin in the big scheme of the beer world. Nice stuff, probably close to amazing fresh on tap in Germany.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - APR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange amber with tastes of caramel and roasted malts. Slight coffee and smokey background with a nutty aftertaste. Slightly watery and light with woody tones. Goes great with food, especialy clams, roast beef and smokey links.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber with light white head. Smells of syrupy fruits and roasted malts. I have heard this beer compared tot a peanut butter, jelly, and banana sandwich. I can see the comparison. Definitely get that in the taste with some malts and a little chocolate, reminiscent of most dunkels I’ve had. Very good brew.
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange, not golden, with tall bright white head and good carbonation to bring the aromas of chocolate, dried apple and apricot and a slight burnt aspect. Wheaty body and zero astringency with sweet backbone almost make me think of a bock, but the low ABV makes a second glass much more drinkable.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown color with a big head. Roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate aroma. Carmel nutty malty flavor and goes down smothly. Nice beer