hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some interesting herbal (tobacco) notes, a fair but sweet malt backbone, but basically boring fare.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JAN 23, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, decent head. Very thin, weak mouthfeel - I was immediately disappointed when it hit my tongue. The dark malts were nice. Drinkable but unremarkable.
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I actually liked this a lot, and I'm not sure why. Easy to drink dark beer. Worth the $2 pint.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This should have been bottled in a green bottle. Perhaps it was just my experience with it, but it was way too sour and skunky tasting. I would not mind trying it again, and hopefully have a better experience.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with little head. Nice clean and moderately rich in flavor. A great slightly above average bar beer.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(3Jan2002--12oz. bottle) I barely have anything written down for this one, so it was not particularly memorable.
A bock-like beer. Effervescent. Sour.
Notes of baking soda.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Watery. Just a standard dark beer. Not much more to say.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Decent but nothing special. The taste does not quite live up to the smell, though. Has an odd grainy bitter taste that I can’t quite place. Very light bodied and not quite as "chewy" as other dunkels I’ve had. Watery, underflavored finish. A little caustic?
bbrock81 (312) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a terribly different taste from the regular version. A very faint dark flavor, not strong at all.
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany, antique look that was nicely contrasting to superb head. Not to strong soft aroma of medium roasted malts, some sweet flowers were noticed as well. Taste - this beer was fairly light, a bit creamy, and overall very pleasant. It great to drink this kind of brew on any occasion because of its simplicity. Simple but great. This beer proves that one beer does not need to be overly complex to be great!