degbert (901) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle -- a gift. The nose is strongly savory -- smells like good beef stock or soy sauce, with overtones of pepper. Pours a nice red-brown with a faint head. The taste is strongly roasted, with herbal and spicy elements; there is no sweetness or softness anywhere. Crisp, angular carbonation. Very good.
presario (4421) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with some ghostly red highlights. Thin roasted malt and bread aroma. Nice roasted brown malt flavour. Fluffy chocolate marshmallow flavour and body.
Sammy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nioe dunkel, although not quite fit the style, Radek’s shared bottle. Roasty, nice mild chocolate. Dark brown coloured body. Good drinkability.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-10-02. Crisp ruby brown body, nice foamy beige head. 3+ Flavour is malt forward, light alcohol, sweet dark malt, fruity accents, light roast touches. 6+ Aroma is modest, light roast, hints at light oxidation. 6+ Smooth average palate suits it. Decent, drinkable. Bottle labeled Zatec Dark Lager, shared by Radek
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weak walnut aroma. Clear brown, thick, tan head, decent lacing. Dark roasted malt, horehound aroma, not overly sweet. Dark roasted malt, somewhat dry, indistinguishable nutty undercurrent . Light charcoal finish.
cstuartj (853) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown semi clear color, medium sized head. Nose is very bready. Taste is yeast and malt. Bleh.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is a little earthy with some molasses and caramel. Flavor is a very strong molasses malt with some brown sugar. This is a very tasty dunkel.
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear dark rdish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of graininess, earthines, light carmel and light roastiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of graininess, earthiness, light roastiness and light cocoa with a smooth dry roasty finish.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a big fluffy tan head. Notes of toasted dark malt, sweet toasted malt, caramelized wort, dark bread and rye. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Ernest (5879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/nuts, caramel, husks), trace hops (herbs), with a light note of paper.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation.
Better appearance than expected...voluminous, lasting head. Aroma is kind of plain and dull, but perhaps it’s not very fresh (they were new to the store that carried it, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t sitting in the importer’s and distributor’s warehouses for a long time). Just ok.