TBone (14782) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 500ml (BZ, BB 12/2011)
Clear ruby color, steady cream beige head, lace. Slightly caramelly-toasted aroma but mostly cardboardish woodyness. Light to medium-bodied. Toasted caramelly flavor with low woody hoppyness. Kind of chocolaty. Standard dunkel.
Earlier Rating: 11/6/2005 Total Score: 3.2
Bottled as "Export Dunkel" (BB 12/2005)
Dark ruby brown, good creamy tanned head. Lemony hoppy nose. Medium-bodied, malty, some bitterish hops in the finish. Good balanced dunkel, which is finishing to dry, a bit roasted malty notes. Drinkable but not unforgettable.
EithCubes (5304) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle by 18.01.12. Nose is sweet with caramel and meat must. Ruby pour with a lacing and rocky tan head. Tastes sweet with earth and caramel, there’s some dark almost-coffee and churlish roast, toasted grains and a touch of that musty spagh funk. Medium body with persistent gentle prickling carb. A lot of nice Maillard complexity here, a superb Dunkel crossed with some interesting cellar qualities.
Hermod (4964) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Biezwerg. BBE 21092011. Poured dark brown with a frothy, slowly disappearing beige head. Caramel, smoke, earthy aroma, very tempting. Flavor is light smoke, roasted malt and instant coffee. Finish is long, with instant coffee taste that stays forever. Excellent dunkel, one of the better I have tasted in a long time. Body is maybe on the thinner side, but overall very delicious.
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at GBBF 2011.
Clear orange brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Malty aroma of hay, bread and caramel.
Malty flavour of caramel, hay and bread with notes of hops.
Sweet and hoppy finish.
Kristall-König (2560) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Würzig-brotiger Geruch. Im Geschmack malzig und würzig bis zur Mitte. Hier kommen bitterschokoladige Nuancen hinzu, jedoch ohne die nötige Stärke. Vielmehr ist der Verlauf eher gleichförmig. Daran ändert auch die Bitterlinie im Ausklang nichts. Nicht so ganz mein Fall. Test vom 6.9.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty to breadish. Mild sweet, roasted malty and caramelish to breadish. Ends light bitter mixed with a light sweetness. Dry and roasted finish.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Markgrafen Bamberg
Beautiful dark amber color. Aroma of roasted malts, heavily roasted, but the aroma is mild, therefore appreciated. The body is medium-thin, the mouthfeel is dry; roasted malt and dark caramel flavor, never excessive, with correct bitterness, unfortunately also a sharp metallic note in the end. A good hybrid between a Schwarz and a Dunkel, surely appreciated by lovers of roasted flavors.
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from NWAF, Manchester. Dark amber/red pour with a beige head. Light aromas of caramel, fruit and chocolate. Chocolate, dark fruit and some coffee flavours. Dry roast finish. Not bad.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd December 2010
Pigs Ear. Clear dark brown beer. Small tan head. Typically smooth and fresh German beer. Minerally mild dark malt, smooth and slightly creamy. Smooth finish. Nice.
Grima (2209) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer in glass isdark brown with a beautiful dark reddish tinge. Smells sweethopy and malty roasty, slightly bready. Starts with lots of roasted malt, slightly sweet, and pretty decent bitter finish. On the one hand, it tastes like very strong, on the other hand, drinking is not absolutely inert and it is nice mild.