egajdzis (6136) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep dark amber color with a small tan head and a little lacing. Roasted, toasted, biscuity malt aroma. Sweet and malty, some bitterness and light roast in the taste. Overall, a nice dunkel.
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to BuckNaked for this! Lovely copper hue with a dense foamy tan head. Nose is malty with light nuttiness, caramel, and some grassy hops. Taste is a bit hoppy and grassy, light nutty notes come through here as well, more chewy caramel, and sweet malts. Very nice! Body is medium with a full carbonation feel to it. Finishes with more hoppiness, though more earthy this time, caramel, light honey, nuts, and dried dark fruit. Nice beer!
thedm (5797) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent caramel brown colored body. The mild aroma was nutty. The crisp and clean mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow caramel hop aftertaste. The good flavor contained notes of wood nutty and caramel. A wonderful best in class brew.
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper color with a moderate off-white head. Scent of dry caramel, and herbal hops. Flavors of stale grain and toast. Just did not set well with me. Some DMS and perhaps bad line qualities. Mostly a drain pour. At least the bartender let me keep the glass.
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Beautiful deep-dark honey color with orange and brown tones over the ruby and golden, and a clingy lacing beige head. Nose with a good helping of Munich, some earth and dark caramel and surprisingly competent nuts. Dry, lightly bitter, a touch of tang, but thank goodness it’s not a cloying mess - a very repeatable Dunkel is hard to find stateside. Nuts with a woody-spciy finish. Light body with faint fruity esters, some brown sugar, fizzy tight little bundles of carbonation. The malt relatively complex and has a great feel.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours an amber body with a thin off white head. Caramel malt, a nutty bitterness, almond, toasted malt with a thin session body. A straight forward amber that a bit above the grain.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For a Dunkel this is pretty good. I would have liked it if it had more hop flavor and bitterness but a good malty brew, you will like this. I thought the appearance was pretty good for a dunkel, if it were any darker they would have to call it a schwartzbier but the slightly lighter brown color is suiting to the style. I have had other darks that werent as good, you need to get this one fresh, as i have had some other dark lagers like penn dark that were old and you can certainly taste the difference. A must try if you like others from Victory.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 02-28-2013 at Victory B.C. This draft beer’s appearance is a small beige head with a short retention, transparent copper body, no visible carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt and toasty. The flavor mimics the aroma. This beer’s mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. A very quaffable session beer that I would drink again.
muzzlehatch (4835) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle at RBSG Montreal. Darkish, thick amber body, light retained head...loads of caramel, light vanilla, smelly grasses in the nose...light doughy body, fairly full at first fading to somewhat watery and thin at the finish, lightly smoky...ehh, bit of a disappointment from Victory.