erickok (4126) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown and small off white head; like a coke. Aroma is quite mild, with brown bread, tomato, cheese, malts. More a focus on drinkability but still enough flavour to satisfy. Pleasant balanced and underwhelming taste. Not a great amount of character yet a fine brew. Great quality for the price, too. (50cl bottle, 1,75 EUR)
Koelschtrinker (12131) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Das Dunkle von Weihenstephan gefällt auf anhieb, es ist insgesamt sehr vollmundig und süffig. Angenehm malzig startend, nimmt das malzige Aroma im Mittelteil etwas kräftigere Züge an und schließet mit einem leicht herben, ebenfalls sehr angenehmen Teil. Gutes Bier!
Test vom 27.8.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 8,12,12,14,12,12 - 11,90
goozen (3284) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Kafe België, Utrecht: Dark brown coloured brew with an good taste of caramel, chocolate and toffee.
Pyobon (1060) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear copper with little head. Initially not a lot of aroma, but increased as temperature increased - rich and malty. Medium body with lightly fluffy mouthfeel. Flavour has a light refreshing start that develops into a richer maltiness with dark chocolate notes and a long finish of coffee and some hop bitterness. Overall a nice dark beer - easy to drink but with a lot going on tastewise.
Martinus (3561) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark red body, soft carbonation, pillowy light brown head.
Aroma of roasted and burnt malts, caramel, burnt pancakes. Hints of popcorn. Sweet malt flavour, burnt malts, rather watery texture. Very little hops. Dry finish.
(draught -guest tap- @ café Samson, Nijmegen)
culchiem (2878) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in their Berlin restaurant. Clear brown with a medium sized head. Aroma is mild, chocolate malt and some herb. Flavour is smooth chocolates with a toasted background and a long lingering palate
Bierkrug (2132) - - APR 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle in Germany. Deep dark amber color. Clear. Medium lasting creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate and malt. Flavor is smooth. Slightly roasty and with notes of caramel/chocolate. Has a very soft, light-bitter aftertaste. A very fine dunkel.
crispi (106) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle. Clear dark reddy brown, with minimal head. Caramel and bread aroma, with resin hoppyness. Slightly sweet, with light bitterness. Guessed it was 5.2pc, and was spot on.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Weihenstephaner Resturant. Pours a clear brown body with a small off-white head leaving long lacing down the glass. Nose is strong burned caramel, yeast and floral notes. Low carbonation and medium-bodied. Tastes strong caramel with some grassy and herbal notes. Dominated completely by the lovely caramel-malty flavor and I can sense a light smoky flavor in there as well. Really good!
Maris (1114) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 500ml bottle on 20/3/2011. Pours a clear dark amber with a decent head. The aroma is very malty, with caramel, toffee and biscuit notes. The flavours are very similar - mountains sweet caramel and toffee malt, with a touch of chocolate. There’s a good dash of bitterness at he back to balance the sweetness of the malt. An enjoyable beer.