scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber in color. sweet malty smell, toffee flavor but watery. still an overall good beer
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best before Aug. 15, sampled September 18. I have waited to try this for years and was happy to find that it was even better than I had anticipated. Big sweet malt which came into focus and dried out perfectly with a little hop spice, a malty crack and even a bit of acidic snap. Reminds me a lot of Victory’s old All-Malt Dortmunder, actually, just a shade darker in appearance and in malt character. A new favorite.
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle-pours a nice amber color. No head. Good carbonation, taste is malty, caramel. A nice beer.
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at the Flour City Brew Fest. Very dark with a decent head. Very creamy malty mouthfeel. I enjoyed this beer.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally a dunkel I love.Deep authentic bavarian notes abound.As my glass has sat finished for about five minutes.It smells like a really good salty pretzel.
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. Dark color with a creamy head. Deep earthy sweet aroma of malt and caramel. Very nice flavor. A great sesson beer.
jb (2145) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at the Rohrbach’s summer beer fest. I believe this was my favorite beer there. Dark amber with thick head. Real malty taste + creamy palate.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown-amber w/ fizzy, diminishing light brown foam. Aroma of caramel & raisin bread w/ underlying notes of maple syrup & vanilla that is intruded upon by a mildly soapy yeastiness. Feel is oily but thin. Flavour is moderately sweet & moderately bitter. Disappointing, especially from Victory.
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was the first Dunkel I’ve rated. Pours a darker amber with a small tan head. Slight aroma of malt, roasted nuts and even some prunes. Picking up the malts and slight alcohol in the taste. Some similarities to Victorys "regular" lager, although I enjoyed this one a bit more.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear copper. huge dark bread aroma with caramel, mild caraway, honey and nutty toastiness. fresh, clean, doughy malt flavour. very nicely balanced earthy bitter finish thins a little in the end. nice.