SaintMatty (5110) - 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.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home, thanks DerDoppelbock. Malty aroma with toffee notes and a hint of smoke. Brown colour, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, quite malty, subtle smoke, toffee, butterscotch, light bitterness. Medium to full body for a Dunkel. Very good example of the style.
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.
Strykzone (4836) - 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.
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle, labeled as Monk’s Christmas - lightly hazy dark copper - large, fizzy head - fairly sweet aroma, with strong caramel, some wildflower honey character, llightly spicy hops - fairly creamy body - semi-dry, toasted bread flavor, with light hints of roasted nuts, caramel, moderate hop bitterness - a touch of warming spiciness at the end - dry-ish finish - another solid lager from this brewery.
kappldav123 (4733) - 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.
Pailhead (4635) - 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.
radagast83 (4445) - 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.
JK (4377) - St. Louis Park, 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.
thornecb (4319) - 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.