Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep brown with a light brown head. Smells breddy and nutty. Taste is nutty with some mellow fruit and bananas. Where are all the great tastes associated with this style?
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The label states that this is brewed for them by Hofbräu München. A sweet, nutty beer with a pleasant hoppy finish, but not outstanding in any way.
MiP (12989) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly malty aroma. Brown colour, no head. Slightly malty, quite bready flavour.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Tried this at the local Octoberfest. Remember this as being a pretty decent malty beer with an enticing aroma, unfortunately my detailed notes on it are rendered unreadable due to spillage- thanks guys- other than the scoring.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown with a small and transient head. The aroma is all blackcurrants and rye. Ribena and pumpernickel!! I managed to also find some nuts and sweet malt after tasting. A little bit on the sweet side, it has a pleasant lingering finish that left me satisfied.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, medium tan head. Toffee aroma. Terrific palate of roasted malt, definite nutty traits, very dry posterboard finish. Very nice.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Dark brown beer with an orange-red tone and a small, discreet head. Very pronounced roasted and almost caramel character which is well balanced by a good, dry bitterness. Very nice Dunkel. 260504
vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2006 14 Feb 2005 (Rerated 10 Apr 2006)- Burnt fruit light sweet malt hop aroma. Dark brown-ruby colour, gooda head and suds lacing. Slight smokiness and sweet malt and hop flavour. Easy drinking but a bit thin and a tangy smokey bitterness.
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red beer with a great off white head. Strong dark malt aroma with no obvious hops. Very roasted malt flvour and relatively sweet. Chocolate and caramel notes. Not like any beer style brewed here in Australia. Nice palate with a moderate bitter lingering finish.
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good quaffing dunkel. Poured a plummy brown colour with a moderate, retreating head. Aroma smells like bed-time in England: strong tea and hot chocolate. Palate is medium-bodied. Sweetish middle with caramel notes, some resiny hops and an appetisingly bitter finish.