Brewed by Wigram Brewing Company
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Christchurch, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2473) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2012
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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (723) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2012
Full flavoured dark beer. Not overly bitter and has good length. Lacks richness for it to be great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodies_Best (259) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2009
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer4eternity (207) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle, courtesy of the brewery. Pours amber red, tan head. Very nice colour.
Roasted malt aroma, hint of grain. A hint of berry is there too. Slightly sulfury.
Flavour is fairly unique for NZ beer, a light bitterness initially, developing into a toasted malt bitterness and a very odd fruity tannin. Perhaps like plum skin. Finish is roasty and nice.
An odd style for NZ, combining two flavours I’ve not seen together before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a beautiful deep copper amber with a robust foamy ecru head that generates early lacy fingers. Very toasty nose. For the record, I get nothing of burnt malt or coffee at all. The palate similarly is toasty malt with elements of burnt sugar and dates. Finish is dry with mild bitterness. I really thought it was an excellent dunkel. My wife and I enjoyed it with fresh NZ lamb sausages and kumara mash. Fantastic!

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