crossovert (9957) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
500 ml bottle.
It pours a nice dark brown with reddish hues and a foamy off-white head that billows high, has great retention, and recedes with exceptional lace. This is perfection in appearance for this style.
The smell is decently hopped with a lot of lemon, and a hint of herbal spice. There is also a hint of cocoa and bread.
The taste is hoppy, but sweet. It is like a muenchener dunkel, I cold drink the fuck out of this all summer long. It has a nice lemony and herbal hoppiness that melds beautifully with a roasty chocolate edge.
Did I mention it goes down like super flavorful water that quenches your thirst like no other?
This beer kicks some major, major ass.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-21-2010 04:45:39
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 500 ml bottle. Dark brew with a huge head that needed some time to simmer down. Aroma of roaster malts, chocolate. taste is somewhat sweet, chocolate malts, with a very fine bitterness that neutralizes the sweet in the finish. Very well balanced. Rather thin palate and light mouthfeel. A superior dunkel.
WVHouseofBeer (946) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown color with a pretty big off-white head. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Medium bodied with a slightly bitter finish. Definitely a good dunkel.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a cola brown with a large soapy tan head. Aroma is very sweet, honey, roast malt and cereal. Flavor is sweet, cereal, but also has some odd metallic, woody, vegetal, chemical notes. Body is rather thin.
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little bit of a hop bite to it, otherwise a good maltiness to it, a pretty good regular dunkel.
dmac (4956) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Poured a dark chocolate brown dense body underneath a huge pillowy creamy beige head. Aroma is dusty with lots of grain, chocolate and cola. Flavor is similar to the aroma but has a touch of sourness at the front that fades by midtaste. Smooth body with a Medium mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Really good for the cheap price.
mithe (1207) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Herbs, light roasted malt aroma. Clear dark ruby color. Minimal light brown head. Light bitter-sweet, roasted malt, herbs taste. Light fizzy. Light sticky texture. Light bitter, dry finish.
reggiedunlop (3535) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown with a thick lt. tan head...nice retention and lacing! aroma is very czech!...lightly roasty with delicate spicy hops. flavor follows suit...roasty with subtle chocolate malt...hints of spicy hops...earth and well balanced. light mouthfeel with a smooth roasty finish. nice example of the style.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle shared by Matt at The Royale, but he picked it up at Randall’s. Pours a dark brown-amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of mixed malts, musky grains, dust, toast, and a little cardboard. Flavor of sweet and dark malts, dust, more grains, brown sugar, leaves, and wet paper. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty, dank mouthfeel. There is also a hint of smoke forming as this beer warms. Not bad, but not really my thing.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pours burgundy brownish with 2-finger off-khaki head. Nose is earthy broiwn sugary malt. Tastes malty, on the sweet side, earthy, with some chalky and nutty notes late. Overall, this is a pretty decent dark lager.