MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(swing top bottle) Clear, dark amber to copper colour with a fluffy and quite persistent foamy beige head. Dusty, sweet malty, slightly toasty aroma with faint notes of dried fruits and a herbal hoppy touch; also shy notes of metal when its freshly poured. Sweet and slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Softly toasted malty body with light hoppy notes and a shy fruity background. Moderately dry, malty, bitter and herbal hoppy finish. Rather light but somewhat tasty, thus sessionable Dunkel.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Chocolate and brown sugar malt aroma. Dark brown color with moderate head. Smoky chocolate and brown sugar malt flavor. Nice body. A very nice beer.
Skinnyviking (7536) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. High creamy and lasting off/white head. Clear brown body. Mild caramel hops aroma. Caramel cocoa flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Beer served in a sort of clay mug that kept the beer wonderfully cool. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 27, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this was recommended to me at the fabulous ambrosetti biershop in berlin. not a dunkel at all, much more like an alt. very full burnt taste becoes sweeter and caramel and then gets swamped by crisp, fresh Doldenhops. full burnt hay aroma. looks very brown. plenty of trail mix in there, as eczematic would say. a truly unique beer
larsga (6526) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge, seemingly everlasting head. Mahogany brown body. Aroma faintly sourish (uh?) with hop notes. Taste is subtle, harmonic, and well-rounded, although not too strong. Aftertaste just fades with teasing bitterness notes that last surprisingly long. Reminiscent of many of the Franconian dark lagers I’ve had, but distinctive, and yet not so interesting. In the typically German way the taste grows stronger as you drink. (On tap at Schinner.)
jonas (6019) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, danke Günther. Clear dark chestnut brown, offwhite lace. Light roast aroma. Chewy fruity roast base, broad caramel and berry notes, good roast and hop bitterness to balance. Moreish, quite drinkable.
Sigmund (5570) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml swingtop bottle, under its alias "Das Echte Altbayreuther Braunbier", bought at KaDeWe, Berlin. Reddish brown colour, large and lasting off-white head. Rye bread / bakery aroma, notes of lightly roasted malts and caramel too. Mouthfeel is surprisingly watery, flavour is rather bland and bready, lightly roasted malts with minimal hops. Slightly sourish finish. By all means a drinkable beer, but I expected more flavour than this.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This was quite dry. Got some caramel and bread dough, aswell as some grassy hops, quite subtle, but really nice, a bit toasty and nutty.
kappldav123 (5339) - GERMANY - NOV 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The bottle looks good. The beer in the glass is dark, almost black. Very dry aroma. Tastes dry, too, bit not as much as exspected. Spicy-earthy, a bit smoky, notes of bacon. Finish milder, well balanced. Really good beer!
McTapps (5202) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Bierbörse in Dorsten. Pours out in a unclear dark brown colour with steady big ehad and medium to smooth body. Nose of nuts and caramel. Taste of light aromatic malt, nuts, caramel, torf, brown sugar and chocolate cake. Hints of woods. Finishes off very quaffable and refreshing, it is aromatic and nice. Enjoyed it a lot.