Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured medium reddish-brown with a short beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolate, caramel, and nutty malts with faint accents of dark fruit and peppery rye. The flavor found more of the dark fruit and nutty notes at the core, with prickly carbonation and rye around.. finished with nice balance between the sweet malts and the roasty spicage. Light-medium bodied and well-balanced on the palate.. this was one of the best examples of the style that I’ve come across.
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: One of the most flavorful dunkels I’ve ever tried. Just tons of flavor and aroma.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark reddish amber that was nearly brown in the glass with a small, off-white head that kept a thin sheet. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel, dark bread and milk chocolate; lighter roasted malt; light to moderate doughy and spicy yeast; prune; and hints of cola. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and slightly sour with an average duration. There was caramel, dark bread, spicy yeast, roasted malt, nutty malt, prune, other dark fruit, doughy yeast and milk chocolate. The medium body was syrupy but more more oily with lightly fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent and lightly metallic finish.
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of cereal, roasted and nutty, light to moderate herbs, dough and meat for the hops and yeast with a hint of dark brown sugar in the background. Head is large, frothy turning creamy, light tan, with good but thin lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear, dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes slightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, watery, with a carbonation between soft and lively, and a lightly chalky and metallic finish. A pretty good Dunkel and a great representation of the style.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma and flavor are awesome. Huge bread and nutty malt with really nice yeast character in the finish. This is a home run.
brenn79 (1491) - Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to red with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, syrupy, cherries, somewhat yeasty. The taste is malty, again syrupy cherries, not overbearingly sweet, but still sweet, moderate spices. Body is medium, carbonation is moderately low. Overall It was decent, nothing to write home about, but good.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a darker amber almost brown color. Smaller tannish head that was gone rather quick. Aroma hints of caramel, molasses, brown sugar, and malts. Very malty flavor. Some syrup, brown sugar and other candies. Medium body. Decent beer nothing all that rememberable.
Lemke10 (757) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got this as part of a mix & match 6pk at Madison East.
Pours a dark brown with an average lasting off-white head. Scent is mostly malts that are toasted and roasted with hints of cocoa. Taste is rich and refreshing. It is full of sweet, malty flavors and a mixture of spices. Great texture and drinkability with a sweet cocoa after taste. Very well made and very impressive for being a home brew winner.
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish Black. Actually, I guess blackish red makes more sense. Thin ring of foam. Smells molasses-like. Taste is very malty, a good deal of molasses, and a subtle rum note.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tasting at Des Peres Schnucks) light brown with off white head. Sweetish malt aroma. Flavor is bready/caramel malt
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper with a thin tan foamy head. Aroma of dough, toffee, noble hops, sweet caramel and brown sugar. Taste is a bit metallic with dough, yeast and semi-sweet malt. Thin and a tad bland.