ClubGonzo (5406) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep, near-black bronze body, massive creamy off-white. Now THIS is what I call Dunkel! :-) Nose is mild caramel tones, burnt sugar and hints of tree bark. Unexpected. Taste is mild caramel, malt extract, hints of nuts. Inoffensive. A pretty middle-of-the-road dunkel.
kevnic2008 (11245) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, dark golden with a fine off-white head. Aroma is basically just malt. Flavor has a nice malt base, just a hint of roast, some caramel and not much hops. A bit sweet, not very exiting but a fine malt flavor and drinkable.
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle. Appearance is transparent, light brown color with medium, off-white head. Aroma is dark malts, burnt grains, caramel. Taste is similar with light malty flavor with notes of caramel, burnt toast, slight floral hops. Palate is medium-bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a sweet finish.
Kristall-König (2726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Röstmalzige Geruchsmomente. Antrunk ordentlich röstig. Mitte fruchtig beeeinflußt. Schokoladig dunkelmalziger Abschied mit Tiefe.
Gutes und volles Dunkles. Gefällt. Test vom 13.6.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche
shigaleale (20) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma - malty, caramel, floral and bit of burnt toast. not big aroma though. Appearance - brown, but really pale brown under the light. doesn’t seem it’s promising a big flavour. Taste - diluted hot chocolate, little bit of bitterness. Palate - light body, bit creamy and soft. short finish. Not a big fan myself as it’s not an exciting beer, but as it’s Dunkel maybe this beer is about right.
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer in the glass is beautiful chocolate brown with a very high and stable head. The smell is very strong spicy, clovy, also with some caramel malts! It starts strong spicy, roasted malt and caramel. The middle part has some wooden aromas, very spicy, with delicious aroma hops. Goes into a sweet malty finish, with hints of caramel and chocolate. The finish has also some fine aroma hops, again!
jfb (5429) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a clear dark ruby colour with a light brownish tinge and a frothy beige head. aroma of burnt toffee and earth, pale malts, grain and a hint of wild berries. flavour is mostly roasted malts, caramel and grain, with a light herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation.
Brandman (2831) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red/black body, white head. Aroma of salty seawater, hops on dark malts. Flavour clean, salty, sour, slightly roasted. So surprisingly clean flavour.
rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. From bierzwerg.de.
Dark brown colour with average sized light brown head.
Mild chocolate, salt and mildly bitter hops in aroma.
Flavour is mild bitter hops and some saltiness.
Quite thin. Flawless.
jaghana (5445) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. A clear dark beer with good brownish head and good lacing. Smell is nutty and yeast like. Aroma is very roasted, sweet, caramel like and on barley sugar. Nice spicy and grassy notes at the finish.