bytemesis (2435) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear chestnut with a medium beige head that dissipates quickly leaving nice residual and lacing. Aroma is quite malty, dark sugars, toffee, caramel, something a bit odd. Flavor is malty and nutty, a tiny bit of smoke. Medium sweet with just a touch of balancing bitterness. Surprisingly full and creamy mouthfeel for the ABV. You know, I sometimes forget how good a nice German beer can be after being caught up in the hoppier, sourer, more barrel aged craze.
CanCrusher (496) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - OCT 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,50L. Crystal clear amber-brown colour with medium big light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, cacao, caramel, milk chocolate, white coffee, brown sugar. Taste follows aroma - moderate bitter with strong chocolate-cappucino taste and long lasting aftertaste. Medium to full body, with structure somewhere between watery and oily, soft carbonation. Best dunkel, I tried so far...
Wischylini (102) - Sandvika, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The colour is somewhere inbetween amber and red, the head is tan, about 1/2" thick and somewhat frothy, but leaves a permanent layer that laces the glass nicely all the way to the bottom of the glass. This one’s laden with aromas and flavours, but it’s dominated by malty notes like caramel and bread with a hint of currants and raisin, and the hops lend the beer a floral, almost rose-like aroma. The taste is quite sweet, but at the same time fairly bitter, which gives the overall taste a ’bold profile’ while still remaining light enough to feel refreshing. The lively carbonation contributes further to the refreshing feeling, and there’s a long aftertaste which reminds me of hazelnuts.
Overall, this is a terrific beer and I’ll definitely buy it again. And again. And again.
Kita (816) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 0.50l. Clear amber brown color, thick light brown head, good lacing and soft visible carbonation. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, coffee and dried fruits. Taste starts with moderate sweet and roasted malt, followed by strong coffee and chocolate, with rich mouthfee, while finished moderately bitter with roasty aftertaste. Medium to full body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. That’s the way dunkel should be brewed...
morri (154) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Meny. Three finger light brown head which fades quickly. Dark red/brown clear body. Aroma is quite weak, with hints of malt and caramel. Taste is a little smoky. Not too bad, but pretty boring.
gmellison (322) - Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen. Pours a clear straw yellow color. Aroma is grains and honey. Flavor is more of the same, mainly honey. Light and drinkable, pretty good
angelkostvo (505) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby color, one finger head. Aroma of roasted malts, bread, brown sugar. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation. Nice, for a 4% ABV
SperkeleForce (387) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours amber with medium frothy lacing head. Taste is blend of bread, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts and nuts. Very nice dunkel. Easy to drink with lots of flavor.
Beerbarella (316) - - SEP 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
500 ml bottle. Pours clear red-brown with a medium brownish head. Roasty aroma with chocolate notes. A rich roasty malt taste, not too sweet, with notes of ingredients I cannot put my finger on. Mild palate. A wonderful beer.
beeracoon (403) - - SEP 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear crimson-amber colour with a huge brown head. Wonderfully roasty caramel aroma with hints of hazelnut. Bittersweet taste with a full body. Long, roasty finish. Excellent beer.