seymour (1473) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from mini-growler into snifter glass. It poured a perfect, mostly clear, reddish brown colour with sudsy beige head, lasting with lace. Aroma of grains, flowers, red grapes, plums. Malty, candy-sweet grain flavours, bread, toast, rich melanoidins. So smooth it’s almost creamy. Lots going on but still a crisp dry finish. One of the best examples of style I’ve ever had.
jayzz (395) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite tasty with a nutty malt flavor and a dark golden brown color. Has a rich sweet caramel aroma and finish.
wxman (1474) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Global brew. Dark reddish-brown color with a thin small bead head that coats the glass somewhat. Smooth sweet caramely taste with some (but very little) hops along with graham crackers and buttery biscuits. Very good; true to the style.
gschrade (775) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste caramel, sweet, roasted malt. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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DiarmaidBHK (3538) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Bridge. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Nice caramel and slight toffee notes on the nose. Some caramel notes on the tongue. Finishes clean. Nice.
drfabulous (4182) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Bridge. Caramel. Toffee. Sweet. Some bits of candy like flavor.
phaleslu (6810) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bailey’s Range. Pours a mostly clear amber color with almost no head and barely any visible carbonation. Aroma of sweet and toasty malts, nuts, tea, cereal grains, and a little bit of an earthy note. The flavor is primarily characterized by tea and nuts, with some sweet and toasty malts, earth, and brown sugar. Light-medium bodied, with a smooth, tea-like mouthfeel and low carbonation. Good dunkel, and very sessionable at 4.4%.
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I did a side by side shared tasting of the black lager, black ale, and dunkel at the brew pub, each of which were quite similar, but displayed enough distinction to make for a interesting exercise of the palate. I thought I’d post combined comments of all three for each. Visually, the dunkel is a dark brown with a reddish tinge, a bit of a challenge to discern from the black hues of the black lager and ale. The ale and lager can be distinguished only by a half shade of tan in the head. Flavor and aroma-wise, the dunkel carries a traditional chalky, roasted dunkel character, enjoyable enough on a cold afternoon. The black ale and lager are a bit harder to differentiate -- both with a chocolate malt base, and smooth mouthfeel. The lager has that clear "lagery-ness" to it, finishing with a grassy maltiness, whereas the ale ends with a subtle bitterness that even the less seasoned amongst us could call out. In the end, the ale was the favored pick among sturdy small batch brews. (#4497, 2/25/2012)
vyvvy (4133) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark mahogany brown with a light tan head. The aroma is a bit bready and toasty with a bit of graham cracker. Not quite as full and rich as many, but that’s fine with me. Medium body that’s a bit fuller than expected with fairly light soft carbonation. The flavor starts off with toasty bready malt, brown sugar, spice and some nuttiness that seems like walnuts. The finish has a bit more spice and has a bit of minerals. Dunkel is not my favorite style, but this was nice for what it was.