JPDIPSO (4956) - 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.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Fortunately, a fresh bottle (often a problem with the continental european imports). Perfect for a rare cool, crisp northern California night in late july. Pours with a nice transluscent light red hue, and a bit of head. Delicious toasted malt aroma - much like cocoa. Great toasted malt flavor, reminds me of New Belgium fat tire/1554 but a more full-force toasted/cocoa malt flavor than either of those. Low, noble hop flavor. Very clean, very drinkable. A touch on the sweet side, but not cloying. Great beer.
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a chocolate brown with a pretty big pillowy head. Very malty aroma with a bit of wood-chippiness. Flavor is lighter, a wisp of smoke, chocolate malt and a light fruity bite. Good.
eaglefan538 (2843) - 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.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of the boss! Hey, she tried. A nice enjoyable, medium-everything dunkel. Nothing extravagent, but nothing to really complain about. Great appearance as it boasts a nice frothy two finger head. Flavor picked up a bit of caramel, toffee, and nut - as expected, with a touch of water. Overall, an enjoyable beer, and pretty much what I was expecting considering the abv.
FatPhil (8996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (BeerAngel.de)
Deep red, large doughy head. GRainy nutty arona. Full palate. Big roasty toasty taste, almost buttered, with a dollop of cream and jam.Pleasant bitterness too, this is full-bodied, and tasty, yet delightlyfully refreshing. Dunkel as it should be.
Maria (10123) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s mahogany red with a creamy, dense and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts and milk chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, nuts, a little dark fruits, and the finish is roasted and dry again with some dark fruits. A very nice dunkel.
garmonbozia (423) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Halftime. Amber color. Taste was of dried fruits, and spices. Tasted litle banana. Nice caramel sweetness.
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/24/2013. 500 ml. bottle. Deep copper color with a tan head. Aromas of grain and roasted malt. Caramel flavors, little sweet and light on hops. Medium carbonation. Not bad at all.
lamas (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle courtesy of Degarth. Pours a clear amber with a thick khaki head. Caramel, bready malts, some graininess and a hint of coffee in the aroma. Body is on the thin side. Crisp. Starts with some very sweet caramel and bready malts. Finishes with a nice roasty bitterness. A solid beer.