Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2001
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very frothy head, but i’m afraid of the dark
EricMichaelSmith99 (27) - USA - NOV 8, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good beer. Has a good bite, and has about the same aftertaste as a heineken, although smoother.
PhillyBeer2112 (2580) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2004 Even though I don't rate to style, strange beers like this give me pause. In a blind tasting I would never guess this was a dunkel nor do I think I could distinguish this from the same brewer's pale lager/pilsner. Thus, I pause to worry whether they used dark malts at all in the brewing of this. For me not even a hint of caramelized melanoidiny flavors. Is it just caramel color added? On its own merits, a mediocre beer. Light somewhat adjuncty malts, a fizz of grassy hops near the finish, which is thin and near empty. Forget it.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2001
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I swear this is Warsteiner Verum with caramel coloring added. If I were drinking this beer blindfolded I wouldn’t think it was dark. No hint of Chocolate or even Caramel malt. Has that same earthy gypsum flavor as the regular Warsteiner. Must be from the water supply but whatever that flavor is, I don’t like it. This is a very ordinary beer - not much different from Michelob Dark. Yawn.
WVUDrinker99 (7) - dfgdfg, West Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2001 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma was bad, not comproable to the complex taste. Very dark but not heavy beer, with a nice taste.
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkel remind me a lot of brown ales, and this is no exception. A fine black beer.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sublime! Great beer with an increasingly large following by people who know good beer when they taste it (not one for pig swill drinkers)
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - OCT 15, 2001
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drinkable, not bad, but probably not something I will buy again.
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very smooth beer. I really enjoyed drinking it.
Darkover (1522) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2001
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is ok, but I wouldn’t buy it again