rader58 (758) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. pours a clear brown with reddish hues. Aroma of toasted grain, toffee, grass and raisin. flavor is toffee, peat, roasted grain. A solid dunkel.
lamas (1312) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Enjoy before: 08/12. A deep copper pour with a thick khaki head. The subdued aroma features some caramel, pears, apples, grains, and the slightest hint of citrus in the background. Goes down thin to medium-bodied and kinda crisp. Refreshing and sessionable. A perfect palate. Some caramel along with a touch of toasted graininess upfront taste-wise. A bready/doughy middle. The finish is just a bit dry with some grassy hoppiness and a hint of smoke. A little spiciness throughout.
bbrock81 (297) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brown with a small light tan head. Aroma is quite earthy, with a musty smell that is almost more English than German. There is definite malt sweetness in the aroma, and not much for hops at all. Flavor is similar, very malty and musty/earthy, slightly sweet. Palate is good, not overly carbonated. A nice dunkel, if a bit sweet and a bit musty for the style.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice rich brown coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of deep toasted malt, a bit of coffee, some strong caramelised sugars, a bit of pit fruits and a good nuttiness. Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour with some burnt flavours, a bit of light earthiness, some metal and a hint of light coffee - but mainly the malt and the toffee comes through. Aftertaste is nice and relatively light - no sharpness and no bitterness, just a pleasant malt kick with good sugars. Overall, a very nice dunkel with some good complexity and a good bell curve of a flavour profile. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle from the LongShot six pack purchased at Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 01-August-2012 for US$8.99/6pack sampled at home in Washington on 19-August-2012.
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear cola with a 2 finger foamy beige head. The aroma is quite roasty - but like a toasted bread thing. Body is at least medium. Flavor is nutty/malty with noble hop indications. It’s a little bready, but not so much as to be yeasty. Call it balanced. Call it tasty. Finishes towards darkly bready - but with a little less sugar it could be finishing towards an abbey dubbel. It’s really good.
mansquito (3062) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Top Beverage Mart, Rosyln variety case: Pours a dark amber with beige head. Aroma is sort of bockish: dark fruit with a hefty bit of malt. Beer is very lightly sweet, but the sweetness lingers through the whole quaff. There is a slight hoppy tinge at one point in the drinking of this. ’Tis a rather good dunkel.
Tripplebrew (766) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark clear almond, chocolate brown with frothy tan-tinged head. Aroma is malty, almond, caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is coffee, brown sugar, molasses. Body is creamy with a lot of carbonation. Light on the tongue.
Tmoney99 (9992) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average to large frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium toasted malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. This beer met my expectations.
keanex (1232) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best before August 2012.
A: This is a beautiful beer with a clear mahogany body showing a nice steady stream of carbonation to a rather thick and dense tan head that has great retention.
S: Very malty and sweet, but not cloying. This is a great blend of caramel and toffee, very enticing.
T: This is malty and bready, slightly toasty, with some caramel and a hint of spice on the mid-taste. Sweet, but not cloying.
M: Near full-bodied with light fizzy carbonation.
O: This is a great malty beer, I am enjoying it. It is a nice "full" beer, by that I mean that the flavors and aromas really fill out and leave me satisfied.
PhatB420 (590) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured into a slender pint, the smell comes off heavy soil with spicey bitterness and marvelous chocolate aftertaste. Color is dark brown, mouthfeel is dry and bitter. Cocoa comes in to play a short time into this brew, more dry and dusty with some sort of rasin and fig combination. This is a solid and hefty dunkel.