BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whoever scored this a 2.4 has no idea what they are talking about! This is a really nice Dunkel, they are not an easy beer to brew, but great drinking. A cold winter night is perfect for this lightly roasty beverage from our New Zealand brewing brethren. Nice coffee and hints of charcoal/ash on the nose, clean dry palate that makes the beer enjpyable and very drinkable. Wishing I had another bottle or three actually
sinkas (289) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle via BeerMasons
Spicy and malty nose
Hints of.chocolate in dry spicy palate
Nothing too exciting
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried back in October 2011.
Just on cool and into a dimple. It radiates a robust aroma on the pour. Quite lively, well conditioned managing a mountainous, tannish crown that lifts a good two fingers out the brim. Well retained atop a hazy, deep chestnut body; the lacework enviable. Thick, all consuming aroma of sticky chocolate mudcake, Marzipan, heavily roasted malt, ripe plums, dried dates, sultanas and raisins, a dash of ported oak and sharp, spicy herbs - deliciously inviting. Quite a complex ensemble in the mouth that attacks the back end. Bitter, dusty dark chocolate, husky wood, camphor, stinging nettles and rocket in and around the swallow. Plummy, pruny, sweet fruit front, kept in check by roasted and toasted grains. The body is light, the persistent head adding a creaminess to it. Carbonation just enough to heighten the flavour. Nice hop and malt bitterness fades into a flavour reminiscent of chocolate ice cream long into the swallow adding contrast. Bitter fruit sugars linger on the tongue. has a lot going on for a Dunkel bier. This is delicious stuff. (50cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
omega (777) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Full flavoured dark beer. Not overly bitter and has good length. Lacks richness for it to be great.
Brodies_Best (262) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, pours dark amber with tan head. Aroma of milk and sweet malt. Tastes of smooth creamy milk with strong coffee. Smooth aftertaste.
Jimthechap (1885) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy brown in colour and a slightly off-mocha head. The aroma was quite difficult to put my finger on as it was very subtle. Chocolate brownie and not a great deal else, maybe a little cinnamon? Tough.
The flavours lean more toward the tart and fruity in this case with a finish of nutmeg and cinnamon. Not much in the way of bitterness and a finish of apple peelings and spice. Middling.
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, bread, and caramel, as well as lighter notes of butterscotch. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel, as well as medium notes of bread and light notes of both spices and nuts, leading to a dry bready finish.
gam (3454) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large biege frothy head red/brown pour aroma chocolate vanilla caramel maltiness flavour sweet taste of chocolate caramel short flavours though on the palate finish mild bitter little resinous
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown with amber/ruby tint, small creamy fully lasting tan coloured head, good lacing. Aromas of burnt toast, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco and some leather. Short initial malty sweetness, long bitter middle and finish. Medium body, very dry burnt finish, light carbonation. At the end of drinking it it was almost like having an espresso (aroma and bitterness). Interesting and has character, would have it again.
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, dark ruby red body with good size, persistant, off-white head. Roasted malts on the aroma as well as Caramel and toffee in the taste as well as some astringency, then some chocolate notes. Drank real well just not too sure the burnt notes are to style.