ALLOVATE (2911) - 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)
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, deep, dark red with brown, long lasting head. Aromas of caramel, burnt toast, and an earthy mustyness. Rich caramel and bready flavours with a roasty, not quite coffee-like finish. Full bodied.
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A mature beer that delivers a well-rounded full-bodied flavour with hints of toasted marshmallow and malt.
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Pdubyah (641) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty beer, cola coloured with a tan head that is persistent and firm, really strong chocolate aroma dominates though. Bitter wash over the palate that ends towards sweetness, but you can pic the hops and malt in this. It’s better, by a long way, than I thought it would be,
jonno (2520) - JAPAN - OCT 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic Dunkel. Rich, roasty, well balanced with a hint of ripe fruit,. Classic and wouldn’t be out of place in Germany.
Skarecrow (264) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle BB 21/12/16
Sweet toffee malt aroma.
Dark amber color with good head.
Mild bitterness is followed by a sweet smooth malt finish.
BarossaLuke (552) - 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
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Dunkel! Looks pretty awesome, with a diluted cola tone and a generous, creamy, off-white head. Smells of nothing. Well, to be honest, there’s a very subtle aroma of porter smothering something mischievously foul, but which is quite well hidden. The flavour is absolutely delicious. Yes mellow roasted malts, and even plums – not sure if this is consistent with the style. There’s some bitter chocolate and biscuits in there too. Perhaps marzipan, I don’t know. It’s pretty damn pleasant! Palate is a bit astringent, resinous. Nice long finish, dry and sticky. Lovely beer. I guess my biggest problem with this product is the choice of spelling. If they want to refer to the city of Munich (and they do), they should spell it as Münchner (with an umlaut) or Muenchner (the “ue replaces the “ü”). The word “Munchner” (without the umlaut) does not exist in the English or in the German languages. It does not refer to Munich, but to only to a certain Norwegian family name. Yeah, I know how people will appreciate this type of criticism...
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown-black beer with a heavy ruby tint. Sweet malty aroma, honey, cocoa, brown sugar, and light molasses. Flavour is quite good, chewy caramel, toffee, toasted malt and a little bit of leather. Toasty sweet finish. Nice texture. Some spicy hop flavour as well. Quite a nice brew.
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!