D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours ruby with medium head, mostly lasting. Very little bitterness; interesting taste with notes of berries and smoke. Smooth, drinks well. Recommended; I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed my drinks bought in Estonia.
TBone (11727) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 09/2004)
Ruby color. Tanned small head with big bubbles. Lively carbonation. Aroma has roast, dark chocolate and notes of toffee and metal. Flavor has lightly roasted malts, toffee and dark coffee, mouthfeel is a bit on thin side. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. One of the best Viru Õlu products, their many other brews are among the worst in Estonia.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught, at this amazingly cozy cafe/pub near Raekoja Plats in Tallinn.
Dark, ruby red color, thick off-white head. Good looking thing, in fact.
Chocolaty, grainy malt aroma.
Almost stoutlike flavor of chocolaty malts. Starts off sweet, ends quite dry.
A delicious, surprisingly full bodied, creamy dunkel!
rosenbergh (5936) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. From Estonia (H).
Brownish red colour with thin tan head.
Sweet dried fruits and dark malts aroma. Flavour is more straight forward with sweetness and malts. Some alcohol also present. Proper Estonian Dunkel.
FatPhil (8347) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle. Very deep red colour. Not getting much aroma, but the taste is huge. Vegetably bitterness, and full maltiness. Bitterness hangs around quite a long time. Not session material, but a great way to start an evening.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - APR 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5 l, Tallinn. Deep red, lacy off white/beigish head. Mild nose of roasted malts, cola, syrup, dark berries/wine gum. Somehow appealing. Flavor is mildly roasted, fresh, syrupy with a bit of dark berry wine gums and subtly bitter hops. Close to some north german dunkler bocks, not remarkably sweet. Good and nicely complex, altho quite mild overall. One of the better dunkels.
liinis (1467) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Palmse is one of my favorites from Estonia. medium bodied slightly roasted malts and delighful bitterness. small tan head dark brown colour.
suurjuust (809) - ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red ruby color. Small head with staying power. Sweet malty smell with some sugar. Tastes of caramel, coffee, bread, prunes and a hint of dryness. No hint of alcohol, something I wouldn’t expect from a 5,6 ABV beer. I’d reccommend it.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottled) Very nice, dark ruby red color with small to medium head. Quite mild, caramel-malty aroma with some mushrooms. Quite malty, chocolatey flavor. It’s hard to tell if this is sweet or dry. Medium-bodied palate with balanced carbonation. A decent, quite neutral dunkel.
mabjork (664) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. (Thanks bone_). Dark brown in colour, minor y beige head. The aroma.. there is burnt malt and caramel in the favour. The flavour is a malty experience... Burnt malt and caramel... it’s a nice experience.