Niko100 (2281) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, & some hops; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, and some hops; Decent for the style.
osu97gp (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown with no head. Aroma of roasted malt and light chocolate. Flavor matches the aroma.
shrubber85 (9127) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Chocolate fudge malt and hay aroma. Cloudy brown with small head. Sweet chocolate malt and hay flavor. Body on the lighter side. Good.
Patrickctenchi (4958) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, deep caramel-brown with a creamy, light tan head.
Dark bread, molasses aroma.
Taste is toffee malt, nutty, chocolate malt......creamy.
Quite tasty.....though slightly flat.
UncleKorm (1084) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear brown hue w/ medium creamy tan head and minor lacing. Moderate sweet malty aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a faint bitter finish. Tastes are brown sugar, dark breads, molasses, and malt. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish.
LinusStick (3014) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent dunkel. Aroma was big and delicious. Strong malt backbone with fresh baked bread and caramel. Pour was a hazy dark brown with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was OK. Heavy roasted malt and caramel flavors with notes of toffee in the finish. Little to no carbonation is what hurt this beer. A little bubbles would’ve taken this beer a long way
Frank (3469) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is my third in a row from this brewery and I am quite excited it is not terrible. This one actually smells and tastes like a German beer style. It pours a nice chestnut bronw w/ a fine-bubbled, large but short-lived head. It smells of caramel, cherries and a bit of almond along w/ some alcohol heat, which is strange for a low-gravity brew. This is mildly sweet with mild carbonation, which brings out some more nutty oxidized character. I suspect this may be either old, poorly brewed or mistreated but it actually worked out OK in this particular bottle. I would actually probably buy this again if I had any certainty that this beer actually normally tasted like this and I didn’t just have some random good luck w/ a bottle w/ beneficial oxidation.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pig label. The b0dy is a clear chestnut c0l0r t0pped by a tall, pale tan head. The ar0ma is w0rty with0ut getting t00 sweet and has a splash 0f mineral water t0 it. It tasted rich and malty, caramel/toffee, again n0t t00 sweet, with a t0uch 0f ash. I liked this 0ne.
drjay44 (2995) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml. bottle. 5% ABV per the label. Pours a medium, light beige head, over a clear light brown (SRM 20) body....nose is light toasted malts with toast, biscuit, hints of toffee/caramel, minimal esters....taste is slightly sweet with chocolate, hints of toffee/caramel, light hop bitterness and light spice....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation low with light acid. This is a quite typical Dunkel with moderate roasted malts, light hops and not a tremendous amount of character. Rating above to my enjoyment, rating at the right to style. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7
CanIHave4Beers (3575) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pretty reddish brown color with a small head.
The aroma is pretty sweet, with lots of caramel, toasted marshmallow, and some mild roastiness.
The flavor is not as sweet as the aroma lets on, although it’s a moderately sweet beer… flavors of cola, some mild bitterness, light earthy hops, & nuttiness. Some nice flavors here for sure, s’a pity that cola seems to be the dominant one….
The palate is bubbly but really pretty thin.