Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This dunkel pours with a deep amber body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma and flavor are sweet and malty with a nice bitter hoppiness and a touch of caramel. Medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber/brown hue with a frothy off-white head with nice lacing. Aromas of malt, copper, and roasted nuts. Favors are very light with some smokiness, with a skunked finish.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
yummy beer, thanks mullet. deep clear brown-red, lighter than some dunkels. smell is mostly woody munich malt with some toastiness and fresh wort smells, with also quite a lot of herbal, minty hops. flavour is creamy date sweetness, drying out with a long aromatic hop finish with a touch of chocolate and a touch of quenching acidity. not a lot of roast here but just enough to seem like a natural extension of the munich malt. fairly light bodied, but nowhere near thin in flavour. the quality of the weltenburger hops shine through here like they do in the pils - delicious leafy quinine/minty/oregano flavours lingering in the finish. this beer might be accused of lacking guts compared to some more roasty, thick soupy dunkels, but i really like the hoppy dryness. yum.
bluevegie (3041) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey/cola coloured body with a good-size fairly lasting tan head. Meaty brothy aroma. Burnt grain taste along with bonox, malt and a hint of chocolate and caramel, good body feel with a smooth start that carries through to the finish.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark colour. For me a hard to define taste, a litlle bitter, yet sweet. Nice aroma. Nice aftertaste. Complex.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola colour with a persistent beige head. Very sweet and bready aroma. Big roasted malt flavour which is only slightly burnt at the end. I usually don’t like dunkels because the ones I’ve had have been one dimensional. This is more complex and better.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great deep red-brown colour with brilliant clarity. Good head retention.
Aroma of molasses jumps out and dominates - to the point of being slightly off-putting - followed by brown bread, cinnamon, milo, honey and ice cream.
Big spicy, grainy maltiness with nice subtle roast and a slight bitterness. Definitely bock-like (reminded me of Salvator). I must say I always thought the description of dunkels as "earthy" was a bit weird but this one certainly fits the bill.
Well made and nice, but not outstanding.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled. dark deep ruby colour. rich cocoa, prune and cream aroma, maybe a little black forest cake in there. plenty of guts and doppelbock character. some golden syrup flavour and a little sourness and faint hint of smokiness. light passionfruit in the finish. classy stuff, i love dunkels like this
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish colour with average off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with some caramel and dark fruits. Flavor has a light sweetness with notes of roasted malts. dry bitter finish.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby-red colour. Quickly diminsihing head. Aroma is malty of the caramalt variety. Tastes caramelly, malty, like bavarian malt candy (though, I guess that won´t tell most people much), but not that sweet. Light to medium-bodied. Not the best Dunkel I´ve had, but still good.