beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Don’t see a lot of craft dunked out there. Glad that Surly brought this to the Firestone Walker fest this year. Pours a dark brown. Malt notes drift out of the glass. Nice bubbly nature to it. A bit dry but delightful.
thome50 (1031) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at FWIBF. Aroma is of oak, malt and some sweet, damp, hay. Taste is dark chocolate in a slight manner and some hay, bread, malt and sweetness. Nothing really that special here.
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
May 16, 2013 - on tap at AV Old Chicago. Brownish red pour with limited head. Aroma was malt and grain. Taste was consistent with aroma with some roast and maybe wood. Light to medium body with some carbonation.
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not my favorite offering from Surly, but also really not my style of beer. I have ordered more than one of this beer though as it is only available seasonally and I will most likely get another next year. Has good flavor to it and overall drinkability is fair.
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at SPSBF. Pours a clear deep red with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some dark grains with a bit of smokiness and a backing earthing oak note. Flavor again has dark grains with a hint of dark fruit and a good amount of oak barrel underlying.
bluemooner (609) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is light and roasty with chocolate and bready notes. Flavor is raosted malt, chocolate caramel, hints of coffee, dark fruits, and spices. Light bodied with medium carbonation. A very good and complex tasting brew overall.
Bacterial (1555) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is named after the german word meaning 'pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.' Ahh those wacky Germans! This beer is a fun change of pace from the hops war. Malty, a bit sweet, easy to drink. What more could you ask for sitting outside on a perfect Minnesota day?
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portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Busters. Pours clear red brown with a quick off white tight soapy head that fades. Aroma is malty a little burnt and a subtle sweetness like honey or roasted plum. Taste has subtle bitterness and roasted malt with a woody fruitiness. Palate is slick and sticky with a drying finish. Very easy drinking and enjoyable!
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this from Loring Kitchen & Bar at the release party.
Pours a deep ruby with minimal white head. If you hold it up to the light, you can see that it’s very clear. The aroma is mildly woody, with some hints of molasses hiding behind an otherwise bready character. The taste is malty, lightly toasted, and very oaky. Some vanilla comes through, as well as a nice caramel character. Clean finish. It’s a subtler beer for Surly, but quite good.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from tap into Pint glass.
Appearance: Dark ruby-brown with medium-sized head.
Aroma: Caramel, bread and a light smokiness. Way too mild.
Taste: Somewhat sweet caramel backbone with some light roasted characteristics (chocolate, coffee). Just a hint of smoke, oak and noble hops.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, fairly light body. Little too sweet overall for my personal tastes.
Overall: Despite the mild aroma and slightly too sweet body, this is pretty damn good for a Dunkel. While not my favorite Surly by a long shot, I have to appreciate what they have accomplished here.