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.
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.
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.
jonas (6673) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honeyish yeasty and burned notes.
Brown amber low head.
Burned chokolaty taste
with the same refreshing fizzy, grassy bitterhop finish as the helles.
Medium body - very nice beer.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Reddish brown coloured. Sweet and malty with notes of milk chocolate and coffee. Also quite fruity and rather nutty. Soft mouthfeel. Complex and nice.
bierkoning (12193) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pot stopper with painted label: tasted in the Kaufhof Münster. Pours a big off-white frothy head. Orange brown color, just a bit hazy. Caramelly aroma and flavor with licorice. Little hopbitterness, little carbon. Maybe a bit on the sweet side, but a very nice malty beer.
crossovert (11015) - 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.
Pailhead (6377) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of toffee, fruit, and light nuts. It pours a transparent orangish-brown sith a two fingers off white head that leaves behind some sporadic webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with toffee and light fruit. The finish has light-moderate nuts and light tootsie roll notes. It has mild carbonation and a somewhat thin mouthfeel. Overall, flavor is solid but mouthfeel leaves a little to be desired.
jcos (1779) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Jay on 2/23/2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark maroon.
Aroma: Aroma of malty toffee
Taste: Matly sweet, caramel, toffee, light bitterness.
Palate:Medium body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: A nice amount of flavor at such a sessionable abv, solid dunkel.
JStax (4993) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a translucent amber with no head. The aroma has toast and caramel. Tastes the same. Lighter body.