SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle - Brown/amber in colour. Malty aroma with a hint of toffee and some slightly roasted elements. Slightly sweet taste with malt and hints of toffee followed by a sweet, malty and slightly roasted finish.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma is loaded with heavy roasted grains along with some faint brown sugar and nuts. It pours a bright transparent copper with a one finger beige head that leaves behind a solid sheet of lacing...an impressive looking beer. The flavor starts with some nice light chocolate and caramel. Moderate roasted grains in the middle, but nowhere near as strong as the aroma would you to believe they would be. The finish has some light chocolate and roasted nuts. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Strykzone (4196) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. The beer poured mid brown and clear. Kind of tea colored but darker. A nice beige fluffy head was big and finally completely disappeared. An aroma that had some roasted notes with hops. The flavor surprised me a bit and I didn’t quite know how to categorize it. I tasted plenty of sweet malts. Grass and spices, too. Hops were interesting as was the yeast. There was some fruit in there and some nuts that grew with warmer temps. The aftertaste was spice and several minutes after the last sip is gone I still taste it.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquor. A light brown color and low carbonation. The aroma has malt and lager yeast but there is also some light spice I can’t identify, along with the lightest nutmeg. Rich palate and lots of sweet malt. A very good dunkel, and unusual with the light spice. Another reminder that it is hard to get a quality dunkel outside of central Europe.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Knowing this is actually a dunkel makes a bit of sense, given the strongly bready malt character in the nose. Cloudy amber pour with a decent head. Body is actually fairly thin, which doesn’t do the flavors many favors. Mild spice is detectable amid the fairly anonymous German malt character. The mouthfeel’s a bit papery. Forgettable.
thornecb (3970) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours bright mahogany into a stein. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Cookie and nutmeg aromas. Crisp and dry with cookie and caramel malts.
radagast83 (3744) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity Keg at Churchkey event. Poured a relatively dark amber color. Aroma is caramel malts, and pretty much just caramel malts. Flavor is sweet malts, touch of caramel and that’s about it.
Marko (3723) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l bottle that ogivlado got and shared with me (thanks!)
After a dunkel from Weissenoher, another dunkel from Weissenoher. Ah, well. They look similar too, big thick tan head that went away at a medium pace perching on top of a red-amber body. Light coffeeish, slightly chocolatey nose is quite familiar too. Still, the taste sets it clearly apart from the Kloster-Sud. Chocolate, raisins, malt, light, maybe too light, nice, simple drinkable dunkel.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap gravity keg from the Huber Haus. Chestnut color. Medium thick ecru colored head and low carbonation. Roasted flavor up front with very little malt sweetness. Strong finishing tartness. Leaves much to be desired.
stouby (3427) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at BJ-tasting.
Aroma of caramel, roasted, bread, light hoppy, esters. Dark orange, clear, with a large beige/light brown head. Flavor: Chocolate, bread, roasted and spicy from the hops. Over medium body, low carbonated. Really nice dunkel.