thirstyrabbit (1433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown amber body. Great and lasting head. Earthy aroma. Malt-driven taste. Good thick mouthfeel but the alcohol on the palate is a bit too evident. Would be tastier if it was around 5,0 instead of 5,4%. Beautiful old style label.
mjs (5312) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle at Quinn’s, London) Rarely have I had as malty beer as this one. The malts were almost overwhelming both in aroma and the taste. So, this one lacked balance quite a bit. I wouldn’t say this was a bad beer. It tasted good and other flavours were able to emerge below the maltiness. I would categorise this one as a märzen instead of dunkel.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2010 Best before 4/29/2011. This is a fine dunkel; the hallmark characteristic is a breadiness that never gets too sweet, even upon warming. Lovely hop character, flowery in the aroma. "Dusty" aroma. Easy to drink, lovely light color bordering on reddish, slight and perfect sweetness level. Natural and fresh, long finish.
stouby (4062) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home.
Clear, amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma moderate to heavy malty (caramel), light hoppy (flowery). Flavor moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter. Medium body , some alcohol felt.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle from Quinns.
Clean full on Amber colour with a well behaved off white head. Massively malty aroma with an almost sickly sweetness. Some rich farmyardy type thing going on too. Nothing like as sweet or sickly in the mouth and much better for it. Balanced and middle of the road. Still fairly sweet but certainly at a tolerable level. Clean mouthfeel. Well brewed and enjoyable.
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a clear amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of sweet spices, herbal hops, toasted grain and some light fruity notes. flavour is the same, the grain being predominant, with a little alcohol in the finish. medium body and carbonation.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Copper color. Malty, bready, biscuity, bready and caramelly aroma and flavor.
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Big box in emlichheim germany, bottle 500ml, dark pale, foamy head, much roasting grain and sweets, some red fruits, nice one but noting special.
ogivlado (6341) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml. -from Sörspecialista.hu, Budapest. Clear amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, mild caramel nose with hint of coffee. Light roasted malt, coffee and caramel with herbal notes near the end. All in all pleasant dunkel.
Marko (4301) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle that ogivlado got in Budapest and shared with me (thanks!)
Poured a slightly darker amber-orange body going brown. White head. The nose is dominated by a coffee/chocolate maltiness, quite surprising really. Nice light coffeeish taste, bit woody but coffee is the key word here. Light bitterness. Quite nice and enjoyable in the beginning but one dimensional and gets a bit tiring. Still, a pleasant surprise.