hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Weihenstephan monastery. Light tan head, carbonation, transparent and good lacing with a reddish brown hue. Malty and caramel aroma. Flavor was malty, caramel, smokey, burnt flavor. Mouthfeel was smooth and thin. Light bodied Dunkel.
Muggus (193) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle. Aroma of burnt malt, sweet toffee and a bit of chocolate. Pours clear deep amberish brown body with solid off-white head. Decent flavour of caramel, slight chocolatey malt and with nutty and licorice flavours. The body tends to be a bit of the thin side. Overal it’s not too bad. I’m starting to become quite a fan of this style it seems.
thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 46. This draft brew from the monastery in Freising Germany poured a medium sized head of finely sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind an excellent lacing and a carbonated transparent brown colored body. The aroma was mild with brown beer malty notes and the mouth feel was initially tingly with a mild caramel malt bite in its otherwise smooth finish. The flavor was typically like a dunkel, but on the thin side and therefore was not much to behold.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red beer, very clear. Head collapses quick, some lacing. Demerara sugar and malt aroma. Unfortunately somewhat of a letdown from then on. Watery palate. Flavour lacking in depth and complexity.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2004 bright clear mahogany. nice looking beer. tastes like a watered down salvator - rich, sweet, nutty malt and not much else, maybe a bit of herbs. very simple and a bit boring by the end of the glass. not too caramelly which is a plus. needs more toast, or earth, or something. almost too pure.rer8: noticed more of a toasty hint this time. and a fair bit of hop flavour for a dunkel. this is a nice beer. nice full mouthfeel, clean, subtle, good stuff.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Toasty caramel aroma and flavour, some slight licorice and vegemite flavours (very slight), with a touch of brown sugar, slightly salty herbal, grassy hops in the finish, dry-ish, and pleasant to drink.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red color with big lasting beige head. Strong syrup, chocolate and in positive way bready aroma, nice one. After nice aroma thin mouthfeel is big disappointment. Roasted flavor, hops make ending dry. Carbonation bites nicely in tonque. Shame that this beer has such a watery palate, otherwise it could be excellent brew. Nice lace in glass.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great look in the glass with a deep copper hue and crisp head. When you hold it up to the light you get the pleasant burgundy glow of a good dunkel. the nose is quite nutty and sweet but not cloying. Not surprisingly the flavour is the same with a richness of body and subtleness of the hop profile. A very good beer overall and one that whould be consumed in the cool winter months we are experiencing downunder at the moment.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark colour with good off white head. Aroma is very malty, and the flavor is made up by toffee and hints of coffee. Palate is nice.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very malty German dunkel - toffee, some chocolate and perhaps even some dark fruits (plums, prunes etc.). Lightly bitter finish.