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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This is a Dunkel we brewed and aged on oak for CBC in Chicago. Some kegs will stay in Minnesota too.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (641) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2010
On tap at the Fountainhead, Chicago. Smells warmly malted and toasty, like a malted milk ball hovering over Rochefort 10. Flavor is unassuming at first, slightly fruity and quite bready malts riding a medium and refreshing dunkel body. Slightly oily right after the swallow, this settles into a long and pretty subtle oak finish, getting woody and dry very slowly with a lingering trace of vanilla throughout. The wood is not overdone at all, which is surprising considering the style of beer carrying it. Very smooth and drinkable, I’m sure this would make an awesome food or cheese pairing if done right.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3802) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
I saw the ratings before I ordered it, and I should have trusted them: this is a fine but somewhat underwhelming beer. Some basic dunkel flavors, yeasty and bready, with good sweetness, but a thin flavor profile. I had some in my glass quite some time later, and then there was a nice fruity note hiding in there. Still, not especially enticing. Tap at brewpub.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (864) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Draft. Amber/brown with thin head. Aroma of light stone fruit, malt sweetness, and a hint honey. Light body, medium sweetness, fruit, toffee, and a sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5598) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Keg @ Surly. Deep reddish brown with a small head. Plenty of toffee and toasted brown bread on the nose. Nice toasty dry cocoa flavor. Plum and chocolate with a touch or orange. Easy drinking. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1694) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Tap from the Firkin for the Surly Tap Takeover. Reddish brown pour with a orange head. Aroma has stone fruits, chocolate, light nut. Taste is of stone fruits, sweet fruits, some nut. A light barleywine? Also a bit of wine cooler to it. Not like any other dunkel I’ve had. 13.2

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (913) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2015
Dark hazy Amber. Sweet bready aroma. Taste- sweet bread dough and some mild spice and molasses. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (253) - Minneapolis, - APR 12, 2015
On tap at Surly. Can’t complain..........................................

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (634) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Tap at New Bohemia. Bumped pint glass. No head at all. Strange. Copper color that looks quite unfiltered. Aroma is sugar and caramel. Taste has plenty of malt but doesn’t bring a lot of sweetness to the table. Little bit of burnt sugar at the end. Not a lot of balance but pretty tasty. Definitely not my favorite Surly option.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
on tap @Churchkey-lt tan-amber. A-med fruit, grain/med malt. T-med fruit, grain/med malt, some spice/herbal hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Thanks, Corey, for bringing this to DC! Clear golden copper color, white edge head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is fruity caramel with a burnt edge.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1658) - Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap - fair size foamy head, very nice medium amber color, malty and nutty aroma and flavor, fair earthy hop balance - pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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