bartlebier (1760) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottles, Maruhn 2013. World class dunkel, setting old new Old World subtle standards in chocolate roast and dryness while remaining very sessionable at under 5%. Heiße Maroni, undercurrents of bock fruitiness. Pinnacle of back-to-basics bottom-fermenting, liquid elegant simplicity. Is it a coincidence that this is the 2nd world-class brewery in Kelheim with a flavour/yeast profile wholly its own?
Lemke10 (798) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours a clear, dark amber color with a slight, foamy head. The aroma is inviting with toasted malts and hazelnut tones. This is highly drinkable with a smooth texture and a decent sweet grain taste that is perfect for the style. Very well made and delicious.
djoeye (1530) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma; tannins, roasted malts, spices, notes of leather, egg, earthy notes, hints of rotten potato, but most of all herbs and spices.
Beige to off white head, brown red body, some dots and even curtain down the mug.
Taste; confectionery, caramel malts, chocolate, butter caramel,
To palate easy, balanced, carbonated as it feels a bit foamy-creamy.
Finishes with malts, dark fruits, roasted grains, tasty. Overall worth an award. Ein sehr schönes Dunkelbier! Vielen Dank!
1/2L brown bottle 4.7% b@Kilpishalli, tasted@home Norway, listening to Carl Orff - O Fortuna ~ Carmina Burana.
hockey9930 (96) - - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma with raisins. Taste is very similar with very sweet medium malt, caramel, butterscotch and raisin. Fairly light bodied and oily texture.
Frode (243) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl.
Dark amber to brown colour, with creamy tan head. Nicely lacing. The nose is a bit shy, but malty. Long, and with a nice bitter end.
Carl Orff – Carmina Burana – O Fortuna
Simonsen (657) - NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske fra roma Sofiemyr. Karamell farget, klar.medium karbonert. Stor skumtopp. Smaker rřstet malt, karamell og krydder. Ganske god
budedou (394) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Good dunkel beer!! :)...................
Not special taste mais agréable.....
graziano85 (312) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark rubin color with a big brown head, nice appearance. Smell is roasted malts, bread crust and caramel. Taste is similar, but weaker I would say, a bit too waterish, there is not much aftertaste.
An average dunkel.
Douberd (2305) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500 ml, thanks to McTapps. Into a snifter, ABV 4.7%
Deep red ruby colour on the body, head is one finger tall and tan in colour with very good retention. Light lacing on the glass
Aroma is nutty with nice toffee and chocolate notes.
Taste follows, nutty, light roasted malts, a bit of toffee with a nice bitterness on the finish and the aftertaste.
Medium thin body, okay carbonation, nice dryness on the palate.
Overall more than decent, very enjoyable.
RipuvariiAlu (12) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Smells of dark bready malts
A: Pours a crystal clear dark red-brown colour with a nice light beige head.
T: Bready toasted Malts, light dark fruits and cocoa. The sweetness is perfectly balanced. Low hop bitterness
P: Medium body, light carbonation.
O: I normally do not like this style, but this specimen is exceptional. Easily drinkable and great aromas and taste, especially considering the abv.