SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2009
(br-btl br/gl-lbl, "dunkles premium beer", "schlitz hessen", "seit uber 400 jahren, seit 1585, 4.9%)DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 11, 2005
br-lct, med-head, ^co2, lgt-body,
deep malty aroma, sweet §malty T1, bitter fruity §coffee §choc-malt T2, not-muchT3.
(500 ml bottle: $1.99 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Plenty of dark, toasty, chocolate malts in this dunkel, a beer that like the other German dunkels I’ve tried, shows only mild sweetness and bitterness. But on the other hand, there is also a modest amount of roastiness that jumped out with my first sip. The chocolate is probably the most noticeable flavor in the finish. The nose is malty, but not particularly aromatic or exciting. Body is medium. A light tan head sits atop the medium-dark brown body, rising to over an inch in height before settling to a wide ring. Yet another tasty German treat in the dunkel category.harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Holy cow, I just noticed the Best By date on this bottle: 28-Nov-2003! I really need to pay more attention to this stuff when I buy beer, even at reputable beer stores. Maybe that’s why this beer was so chocolaty and toasty. Hmm, maybe I should let my dunkels sit for a year or two from now on.
A really nice and very drinkable dunkel. A bit of fruit intermingles nicely with a light bit of dark cocolate and caramel with just a bit of sweet toffee. This goes down so smooothely, and is so light in body, that next thing you know the bottle is empty, leaving you craving something more. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle: Dark copper, dirty soft sand colored head, spotty lacing, very light carbonation.   Pale roasted malt nose, slightly vegetal.   Soft tootsie roll like chocolate malt aspect on the tongue.   Certainly malty, slightly sticky.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Seems to pick up a little lactose like sweetness at the finish, as it warms.   Standard fare, but fairly solid. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 9, 2005
This dunkel pours a dark brown color from a 500ml. bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is dark malt, caramel and sweet. A light to medium bodied dunkel. Malts are caramel, fruity and semi-sweet. Lots of chocolate and roasty malt flavor in this beer. It is perhaps a touch watery and mild in flavor, but still a very drinkable dunkel. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
MoritzF (9901) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2006
(bottle, with thanks to pivnizub) Clear, dark amber colour with a rather short foamy beige head. Slightly sweet, dark malty and slightly roasted aroma with caramel and cacao powder and dense hints of dried fruits and herbal hops. Initially sweet and moderately roast-malty taste, drying out towards the finish, which is quite bitter and roasty with caramel and notes of chocolate in the aftertaste. Slim-bodied but pretty drinkable stuff. pivnizub (10619) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2006
Clear, amber coloured, small and very stable head that sticks to the glass; sweetish-caramelly to malty aroma, a little fruitiness is also detectable, a distinctive touch of toasted/roasted malt as well; sweetish flavour with a little bitterness, soft MF; sweet-malty, caramelly finish with a little dash of roastmaltiness, that supports the delicate, chocolatey bitterness in the aftertaste. A decent, pleasant Dunkel, despite of its stupid name......... FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. Brown colout with a creamy head. Aroma and taste of sweet malts and caramel. Nice palate. kevnic2008 (12002) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2013
Brown hazy, big tanned head. Smells of caramel, mslts, spices. Malty body, good sweetness, some yeast. jonas (7581) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle. Thanks Pivnizub. Chestnut, brown creamy head. Sweet malt nose. Toffe, roast, heather and a hint chocolate balanced by herbal hops. Medium body, light foamy mouthfeel. Sweet aftertaste.