JorisPPattyn (8916) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Very huge dense light-beige head over deep brown beer with a reddish sheen; lacerings. Huge head hampers nasal perception. Chestnut, chocolate, and other dark malts. Sweetish, nutty & bready, again chocolate, even some mocha. Medium bodied at best, but quite slick; again better carbonated in feel than visual. Quite nice Dunkles!
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright brown color beer with a light brown head going away quickly. Aroma is light roaste malt and caramel with odd grass notes. Flavor is sweet caramel, heavy. Hop notes at the short end. Very oily body and low carbonation.
TBone (14902) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml (from BZ)
Deep ruby colot, small off-white head. Aroma has caramel and light coffee. Medium-bodied. Sweetish caramel in the front, then toasted/coffeish flavors. Clean, decent dunkel. Easily could order another one.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Thanks Timo A. Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet syrupy maltiness, some roastiness and grass. Flavour of toasted malts, syrup, grassy bitterness and some bread. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Smooth.
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 02.03.2015.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Bready aroma, some malts, mild fruity notes, hay and some nuts, distant berries too on the background. Malty flavor, slightly watery, dark fruit notes, some hay and distant sweet chocolate. Slick palate, soft carbonation. Nice but a bit watery.
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Lengthy malt flavors share hazelnuts, toast and grilled marshmallows, as cherry-like Munich malt angles take you into even more enjoyment.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam decorates the clear mahogany, producing some lacing.
-The mouthfeel is silky and refined.
-The finish is surprisingly dryish considering the nature of the flavors evoked.
-Drinkability is very high.
-Like Helles, this is one that needs to be drunk fresh at the pub.
On tap at Spitalgarten.
Marheb (3897) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bue sur place): Une riche mais svelte Dunkel aux accents de noisettes et de chocolat qui fût une de mes première expérience révélatrice, hors Amérique, avec ce style.
Beerhunter111 (13065) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Karamell und etwas Röstmalz. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, schokoladig, Karamell.
mile (3634) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light bread with faint roastiness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and bread with faint dark fruits. Finish is short to average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light bread. Caramel sweetish dunkel - lacks character. For those with sweet tooth.
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a clear dark amber-ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of dark fruit and heavy raisins, very sweet and musty, with some hints of orange peel, earth and roasted malts. flavour is mostly the same, roasted malts, dark fruit and earth, quite starchy, with a light hint of brown sugar and a semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.