satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
chewy aroma of caramel, taffy and chocolate. flavor is very well balanced, despite ultra sweet caramel malt a sizzling hop element comes to light late in the taste. complex aroma also contains nuts and subtle banana. a rare example of a classy FFF beer that isnt just a guilty pleasure for its out of whack hopping.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/2L dimpled stein at FFF. Pours clear and dark brown with a substantial, but quickly fading head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, and yeast esters. Flavor follows, and adds date character instead of the expected banana/clove. Semi-sweet, but with a dry finish. Not exactly true to style, but incredible nonetheless.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Billed as a Dunkelweizen on menu.
[A] Smells malty. Wheat, hay, chocolate, some coffee, banana, lager, and a touch of smoke.
[A] Very dark brown pour into dimpled Stein. $6/.5L Short lived creamy soda head. Hard to see through, but still transparent.
[F] Wheaty base, covered by chocolate, coffee. With a crisp, semi-citrusy hop. ALMOST reminiscent of Perkulator. Not quite. Been awhile.
[P] Medium to light bodied. Very crisp and clean roasty finish. Drinkable.
[O] Quite a session. Good all around. Not overwhelming in any aspect. I would almost take this over Rob the Bruce in bottles.Cause its usually malty swamp water by the time I get it, anyway. Not a huge beer. But well done.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2009 On tap at Three Floyds, served in a .5L dimpled mug. Clear, dark brown pour with a one-finger thick head of tight tan foam that slowly settled, leaving some nice lacing behind. The aroma was mild cocoa and bittersweet chocolate. The flavor upped the ante just a bit with some stronger chocolate and cocoa notes, a touch of roast, and a hint of dark fruit skins at the finish. Tasty and clean. Medium-bodied with some cleansing carbonation. The finish was somewhat abrupt, but this makes the beer superiorly sessionable. No palate fatigue, just rich, flavorful beer. This may be their best lager to date. Can’t wait for the new batch of Ham on Rye. Nicely done!
railcat1 (687) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In town for holidays i had to stop by and to my delight a new beer on tap it poured dark brown with tan head,it had big hints of chocolate and powered cocoa,a nice malty and roasted flavor with a nice smooth finish overall a excellant beer from FFF,CHEERS!
HonkeyBra (3381) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bizzam. Dark brown pour with small tan head. Malty aroma qith bread, caramel, roast. Roasty flavor, lightly bitter and very dry. Crazy hops are notably missing. It seems like 3F wanted to make a legit dunkel. Looks like they did a pretty great job.
Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
StLHops tasting. My favorite of the beers tasted. This one was pleasant and unassuming. Lots of malt based aroma with cooked brown sugar. It is a medium brown color. Flavor is oatmeal cookies throughout. Throw in some fruit. A late hop taste is tart citrus. Nice.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap and Three Floyds Brewpub.
Served in a dimpled mug. Offers up some very familiar dunkel aromas and flavors that remind me of visiting Germany and drinking dunkel for the first time a few years ago. Sweet, malty, with a crisp finish. This is easy to drink, not over hopped at all, and is a pretty genuine German dunkel creation.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at 3f... Pours a dark caramel cola brown with a creamy off-white head ... aroma of bready roasted malt with a hint of chocolate...Flavors are very consistent with more of a caramel and chocolate malt presence. Really nice creamy mouthfeel.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.5L draft at Three Floyds. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is of malt, chocolate, wheat, and yeast. Aroma is very malty, and very inviting. There is a also a faint hop character in the aroma. Taste is very malty, but not too malty. There is also chocolate, whest, banana, and yeast. Has a slight underlying hop flavor, that surprisingly isn’t killed by the malt. Lingering grainy taste. Lingering taste of dry chocolate. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. It drinks very easy. Sessionable, the price was good, and it was enjoyable. I liked it.