DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like...dark German beer. Appearance is dark brown - almost black. The flavour is of a complex palate. The palate has definite notes of malt, with a sweetishness of caramel & chocolate. Overall, good. May be better served a bit colder.
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong smoky, clove aroma - perfect for this style. Yes, it’s a doppelbock, but there’s the "dunkel" gene in this one and those aromas come shining through. Malty flavor on the front of the palate and smoky flavor (with that touch of bitterness) on the back of the palate. Very pleasant beer with some balance. Weihenstephaner does it again - they always deliver excellent brews.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown. Not much carbonation and just a bit of lace. Sweetish, satisfying malt flavor. Aroma of molasses. Very good beer.
BelgianBeerGal (3578) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
.5cL bottle poured into dimpled mug. Dark mahogany colour with a thin tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and molasses. Flavour was nice, sweet caramel and molasses. Maybe a touch heavy in the finish but enjoyable.
Bullit (4307) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby-red colour. Slightly smoked aroma. Flavours are smoked as well, with caramel and chocolate. Finishes sweet.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz bottle. Poured a clear dark brown-orange color. Head was one finger high, light tan, and left a bit of lace behind. Aroma was of malty molasses accented by a hint of campfire. Slightly sweet and full bodied. Molasses came out again in the flavor with some brown sugar and a splash of alcohol.
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- 16.9 oz....No head, creamy brown pour. Aroma of a porter- sweet and chocolate. Chocolate and smoke on the nose and tongue, bit of mustiness lingers. Rich, complex, nice.
derst27 (35) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nutty aroma with a dark, rich color and not much head. Ver nutty and full flavor from start to finish. Rich, smooth aftertaste containing hints of cocoa and coffee.
SDalkoholic (2298) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased at Pizza Port bottle shop. This dunkles appeared and gave off the same impression a glass of soda pop would have because of the light tinted brown and fizzy film of head. In the aroma, a mild dose of caramel malt and chocolate notes can be found. I would say the flavor is the same as the deScription I mentioned about the aroma, but it will become more diluted and thin. Still a sweet and soft dunkles to be had, although, I won’t be picking this up again.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1pt 0.9oz bottle. Aroma is of sweet malts and yeasts. Notes of bread, caramel, wood, and malt. Large tan foamy head that left good lacing and mostly diminished. Dark brown/ruby hue but clear. Flavor is mild but sweet and spicy with a medium finish. Palate is chewy and medium bodied. Watery and soft. A good woody, earthy, bready brew that really hit the spot. Worth a try.