commonshawn (535) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at gasthofs. Dark amber with off white head. Very Malty with small wheat elements. Average.
Shanebrews (210) - Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Warsteiner Dunkel was a pleasant surprise as I am someone who can pass on the Warsteiner lager. The beer pours a brown color with a creamy head and soft carbonation. The aromas are rich, malty, but not overpowering. The flavor is a revelation, full of coffee and dark chocolate, medium bodied and balanced. The beer is refreshing, sessionable, and good with comfort foods. Compare to Guinness Black Lager, but with more craft and smoothness and a more diverse malt profile.
melush (1160) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta tostada, caramelo.
George2Tall (27) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a dark brown. Minimal light brown head. A light nutty flavor, unexpected from a lager. Very tasty.
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Darkmagus82 (1939) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-25-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a mahogany color with some quite nice red highlights. The off-white head formed upon pouring was quite large and had a moderate level of retention. The fading head in the end gave way to a medium amount of lacing.
Smell – The aromas were sweet and fruity. They were heaviest of a sweet cherry and apple smell, but also contained a light roasted bready and a light hop smell.
Taste – The taste starts out of a bready, cherry and a lighter roasted flavor. The roasted flavors begin growing stronger after the initial taste. These mix with some flavor of a toast flavor and more cherry as the taste advances further. In the end, these flavors, when mixed with the a lighter earthy hop taste, leave a interesting bitter taste on the tongue (I can’t decide if I like it or not).
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is just a tad above average in terms of creaminess and thickness for a brew of only 4.8%. It also has just a slightly lower than level carbonation. These two qualities are quite nice for the roasted flavors of the brew and help accentuate the fruit and roasted flavors.
Overall – A pretty good brew with some nice fruit and roasted flavors. While tasty it maintains a fairly high level of drinkability. Not too shabby.
Bork (401) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Rather light and slightly acidic dark beer with some toasted caramel malts and little bit of sour fruit. Not bad for them hot summer days.
KPD (48) - Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear brown with hint of red, aroma is subtle roasted malt. Medium light mouthfeel. Flavor is malt with slight lingering sweetness. Light beer. Nice drinking here.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice black pour with a caramel head. Sweet aroma. Taste is a bit thin.Caramel, bread, chocolate, grass, clove, soy sauce, licorice, vanilla.
swoopjones (6695) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Waldfest 2014. nut brownish pour, lighter bodied. mild roast & nuttiness, mild cloves. OK
keith0718 (409) - Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The only other dunkel I’ve had was at KC Bier Co (draught). This is not that, but it is a dunkel and it’s good enough.