Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a deep chestnut brown colour with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of bready yeast, biscuity malt, Weetabix, caramel and grassy hops. Similar biscuity flavour with a little grass again and light woody and earthy notes. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. Nice and malty with a chocolate linger.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500 ml labelled "Monk’s Christmas" from Bootleggers) Pours mostly clear dark tea brown with a large, lasting tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, vanilla and chocolate with some initial sourishness. Mouthfeel smooth, fairly full but filtered-feeling, borderline creamy. Flavor of chocolate, brown sugar and vanilla, a bit restrained but good. Turns more chocolatey as it warms. Pretty pleasant dunkel bier.
madquacker (1064) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet and raisen like. Some prunes and a reddish hue. OK but noy really my thing.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at TND: Aroma of malt, hops, and dust. Poured copper/amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, leaves, and marzen-like flavors. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, leaf, finish is lightly sweet and slightly bitter.
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Bierzweg.de.
Pours clear chestnut with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, light caramel, some liqourice, grass and a hint of chocolate. Highish carbonation, dry and light mouthfeel. Flavour is mild sweet, some toasted caramel, softly roasted. A bit of chocolate. Good malty and grassy bitterness. Nicely drinkable.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 50cl. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. Lost the tasting notes unfortunately. Another delicious beer from this brewery.
kappldav123 (5336) - GERMANY - OCT 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass very dark, almost black. Nice head. Starts mild, fine malty, not too roasty. Hints of caramel. Well balanced finish, quite drinkable. Really good dunkles.
Dedollewaitor (14338) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Bamberg. Pours dark amber with a creamy head and lacings. Dark, fruit, caramel, bread and nuts. Vaguely roasted and chewy malty flavor. Smooth. Nice!
jaghana (4402) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl, a dark amber beer with good head but goes down too quickly. Nose is on brown bread and caramel. Aroma is on toasted malt, caramel, vegetables, brown bread, the beer is medium sweet to low with a slightly sour and smoked hints. Finish is very dry with a grassy hops note, an unusual dunkel, quite easy to drink, not heavy and well hopy, body is a bit less complex.
oh6gdx (21814) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (thanks TBone). Copper colour,small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some slight toasted notes as well as mild chocolate. Flavour is chocolate, some roasted malts, mild caramel and some dark dry fruits Also some quite bitter notes in the finish. Very pleasant Dunkel.