Bierkrug (2133) - - JAN 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle in Germany. Nice dark color with slight red touch. A fine light and easy drink for a Dunkel. Nice toasted malty aroma with a cholate zing. A very good beer.
Grima (2089) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
into the glass pours a bright reddish purple beer. The foam disappears very quickly. The smell is strange sweet malty. The beginning part is very very chocolatey, coupled with some roasted malt and caramel. The aftertaste is bitter and chocolaty roasted malt. Something I would not expect from a German beer, this beer is the absolute chocolate hit. There can be no English Chocolate Stout tap tuned! I’m thrilled!
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty nice dunkel here, and one that I didn’t expect to be quite as good as it was. Bought for $1.00 at Big Lots!. The beer pours out a deep purple/brown color with a 1" off-white head. Aroma is toasted bread, slightly sweet with a bit of nutty almond note. Earthy chocolate flavor, raisins, a bit of malted sweetness. Not bad at all.
TheJestersBeer (2039) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper, beige head.
Clearly roasted, malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, faintly buttery, some hops.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty, roasted taste, chocolate, caramel, butter, hops, coffee. (2012-01-03)
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2006 Bottle, May 2006.
Translucent and deep amber bronze in color with a creamy, whipped tan and booming frothy head. Pecan casings and copper kettles begin the aromatic tune, along with semi-sweet chocolate powder, rich toffee, and caramel & brown sugar dancing with milk chocolate fudge swirls. Chocolate roll flavor comes out from the get-go. This is a cocoa grain sack run amuck in a Bavarian bakery. Copper empowerment, along with chocolate toffee chews, brown-sugared oats and chocolate rye buns. Gentle, medium-bodied and quite an easy and exit strategy with the palate. The creamy head retention makes the mouth feel more blessed. Unsalted soft pretzels dabbed in mild milk chocolate powder comes through in the finish. Lovely.
Tap, Germany, April 2006.
Translucent and medium reddish-brown in color with a well retained tan head and vellum lacing. Chocolate brownies, cherry cordials, dark chocolate toffees and brown sugared dates provide an alluring aroma. Tasty milk chocolate and brandy sauce poured over dark fruited figs start the flavor. Chocolate pound cake and buttery toffee nodes with discreet amaretto and hazelnut accents provide more dimension and complexity. Medium-bodied with substantial palate locomotion, helping to perfectly aid the adequate carbonation. Liquid brown sugar, golden raisins and chocolate cake mix give us a heartfelt and endearing finish. Classic, milky, chocolatey splendor.
shadey (1886) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep plum color with only wisps of film on top. Aroma is sweet... I can’t find a good way to describe dunkels and its frustrating. They aren’t roasty, they aren’t smokey, they aren’t alcoholic, they aren’t nutty, they aren’t chocolaty. Even reading other ratings don’t help. Its pleasant and sweet.
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown , clear and visibly quite carbonated, with a slim off-white head. Nice toasted malty aroma, with some caramel. Flavour is malty, nice light bitterness and some sweetness in the finish. Medium bodied and drinkable. Not overly complex but nice.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight brown color, very clean, with little head, some chocolate, not overly sweet, easy drinker. Good. Bottled from Big lots, Upland,Ca
ElDesmadre (1524) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Moderate brown with quickly disappearing head. Aroma is quite mild - moderately roasted malt, caramel, some milk chocolate and faint piney hops. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate and caramel, some aroma hops but almost no bitterness. Very mild beer overall and a bit boring, yet solid.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 4.7% ABV. Clear amber/copper with moderate fine tan head. Roasty sweet aroma with a bit of spicey hops and some raisin. Medium body with low carbonation. Light roasted malt flavors with some bready toast character and a bit of raisin. Finish is moderately dry with some coffee and spicey hop bitterness. I think this is quite a nice dunkel.