ruigo (1270) - PORTUGAL - DEC 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Clear dark brown colour with a small slightly off-white head. Caramel, raisin and malt in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is a bit light but well balanced. Overall, a nice drinkable beer.
Frank (3044) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This seems like a decent dunkel but like so many German beers, it seems to have suffered on its trip over. It is brown in the glass, clear, w/ a small but long lasting head. Caramel and raisin notes from the malts are the centerpiece here but there is a good solid bit of bitterness which seems to bring out some chocolate. This is a full bodied brew w/ vigorous but soft carbonation. I don’t think my bottle was in perfect condition but this is still a good beer so pick one up if you are a fan of the style.
micahb (14) - - NOV 29, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Definitely sweet, malty, dark. I guess good to sip if you want something different, but probably the only one I'll buy.
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BVery (6981) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Binny’s in Schaumburg, IL. Dark cola-colored pour with a frothy light beige head. Doesn’t look particularly dense despite its dark color. Aroma is mild coffee grounds and sweet toffee. Palate is medium to lighter. Taste is lightly sweet and lightly bitter on the finish. Not really my style.
sinfull (901) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chestnut color, medium beige head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Coffee notes in malty taste. Minimal roasted bitterness. Good German beer.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
16.9oz bottle. Putrid sweet chocolate. Thinnish factory feel. Not the worst beer ever, the chocolate and caramel kind of keep it alive. Almost a coffee feel. Very extract sugary feeling. Not good, but not quite a drain pour.
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Decent dunked that was being served as Germany took on Portugal in the 2014 World Cup. It played its role for that game.
Japalo (1271) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home. Dark redbrown. Clear. Two finger foam. Strong malty notes. Roasted. Weak ti none hop aroma. Smooth. Medium body. Bread caramel chocolate. Indeed a nice very Classic dunkel.
beeracoon (438) - - MAY 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium light-brown head. Clear dark brown colour. Delightful roasty caramel aroma. Sweet coffee taste and roasty palate. Wonderful beer.
AndyReynolds (918) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good example of a German dunkel. Easier drinking and just a little roastie. Sessionable beer, as a Ewestern would say.