SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at lodge. Pours a chestnut brown with a small creamy head. Nose is light sugars, not enough nuts, some light syrup notes. Palate is dry clean and simple. Flavors of light brown sugar and light nuts.
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thornecb (5010) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cola into a shaker. Off white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Mild caramel aromas. Medium bodied with dark caramel and earthy hops turning to mild cocoa in the medium length finish.
mcox90 (1736) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Julio’s. Poured a dark chestnut brown with crimson edges. Thin beige head. Aroma, although weak, hints at molasses, brown sugar and dark bread. Semi sweet with more dark baked bread, burnt sugar and roasted malt. Thin palate, could of been fuller. Didn’t like it as much as I wanted to.
canary dog (715) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I want to like this beer more than I do. It’s an enjoyable and well-made brew; however, it is just a bit too sweet and really reminds me more of a brown ale at the finish. Not nuanced enough to be an appropriate dunkel lager, but still a nice beer.
rjplumer (761) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth and sweet roasted malt aroma. Although it may look black if held to up to a light bulb it’ll show deep mahogany red. It’s topped by a modest of white head. Silk smooth sweet roasted malt taste. Wet and clean finish. Excellent brew.
tekstr1der (215) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark garnet pour with minimal head and no retention. Aromas are roasty, toasty and malt. Flavor is a bit different with some nice semi-sweet caramel up front, finishing very balanced with mild hops. Well done dunkel.
johnnnniee (3150) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at America on Tap
Deep auburn color with a decent off white head. Rich maillard notes with hints of bready pilsner and a touch of floral spicy hops. Nice dark lager.
Bulk_Carrier (3008) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a slight hazy burnt brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light messy lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer.
The smell started off with a sharp sweet breadiness rolling over some nutty malts. Lager yeast shows a nice sweet effect.
The taste was mainly sweet with a slight smokey effect rolling over in flavor. A slight roasty to sweet aftertaste rolls into the aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly smooth with a decent sharp nuttiness hitting my tongue.
Overall, as a Munich Dunkel, it works. I’d have again and it could definitely be a decent food beer. Maybe closer to dessert.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Tan head and brown color. A-caramel, citrus some earthy. T-caramel-medium malt, slight overripe fruit, some earthy hops.
puboflyons (2701) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Gorgeous reddish-amber pour under a long lasting mocha colored head. The aroma has a bit of burnt malts, yeasty notes, thin chocolate, and earthy hops. Lighter body. The taste is smooth, slightly sweet but more bitter as it goes along.
bytemesis (5167) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours deep mahogany, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is roasted malty, smoky, toffee, nutty, pumpernickel. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, a bit sickly, some smoke and associated acidity, burned rubber. Medium body, lingering acidic bitterness.