Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish/mahogany, beige head, somewhat dense, fades, returns with a swirl. Spotty lacing. Really dig aroma. Doughy dark bread, big malty decoction remnants, much like caramelized sugar/brittle. Light burnt/roasted character. Flavor on par, bready, melanoidins, caramel brittle. Really clean. Soft billowy mouthfeel. Very easy drink. Well done. Looks like I am in the minority on this one, but pretty solid IMO.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark copper color with a large fizzy tan head. Poor head retention. Aroma of grain, toasted grain, nuts, dark fruits. The taste is sweet and grainy malts, raisins and a metallic hop finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation. About average.
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Schweinsbräu Dunkel". Brewed by Riedenburger Brauhaus. 500ml bottle. 08.09.2012.
It pours a deep reddish brown with a fizzy off-white head that leaves no lacing.
The smell is nice. Some floral noble hops mix with a nice bready maltiness with some caramel and dark fruit.
The flavor is good. A bit sweet for a dunkel. It has a lot of sugar, caramel, and cocoa. There is a nice breadiness, a slight tang, mineral water character, and some fruit. The hops linger in the background with a hint of floral flavor and a slight little pinch of bitterness.
The only thing I would say is that it is a bit thin so it has good drinkability but not really mouthfeel. It would be good in the summer.
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into a dimple mug. A big root beer like head takes some patience and a few pours before the bottle was emptied. I smell bready malt and soggy grain. No carbonation in the mouth and the feel is watery. Cocoa flavor is not big but is prominent. Applesauce and wet grass. Fruit is almost hidden. This is kind of ho hum.
PatioCO (6) - Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Malty with hops layered throughout. Not to much, but certainly present. Perfumed, nutty and a little bit of berry fruit poking out.
emquam (3) - - DEC 7, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is dark brown in colour with reddish highlights. Nose is slightly earthy. Taste is immediately honeyed and malty, perfumy with a hit of almond and cherry. Malt dominates as you would expect though some bitter hops do peep though.
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - labeled Schweinsbrau Dunkel with an ABV of 5%. Cola colored brown with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is caramel, grains, sweet malt, and toasted dark bread. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, grains, and toasted bread. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more grains and caramel along with some nuttiness, toasted bread and sweet malt.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is malty sweet with a hint of darker fruit. Flavor is the same with added hints of caramel and bread.
thegreenrooster (3159) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet malts with some roasted nuts. Flavor is a little bland but there is some caramel with a roasted malt. Just not enough there to make this a good beer. So-so dunkel and maybe this is old since the last rating was in 2010.
pivnizub (8731) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Dank an Jonas!): Reddish-amber coloured, slowly collapsing off-white head; dark malt, roasted malt, nuts and some dried fruits in the nose; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; slightly lingering - almost a bit smoky - drier roast-malty finish. Good.........