adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Holiday Inn Iowa City picked up @ John’s Grocery. Pours a bit hazy burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Big caramel, a touch herbal/woody, light toffee, toasty malty aroma. A bit thin. Slightly fruity, mild caramel, a bit nutty flavor. Alright.
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper amber pour with a smaller off white head. Caramel, bread, a bit earthy, and just a touch of hop. Not bad.
vyvvy (6310) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Repeal of Prohibition fest 2013 at Schlafly Bottleworks - Pours clear nutty brown with a beige head. The aroma has nutty malt, smooth lager yeastiness, spicy hops and a nice raw graininess. It has a medium smooth body with a good amount of carbonation. The flavor starts rough for a lager (in a good way) with earthy / spicy hops, nuts and toasty malt. The finish has more spice and earth. Comes across more like an ale than a lager on the taste. Quite enjoyable.
sthlm (1289) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. When cold, the taste is a little abrasive with some poorly integrated ash. That fades as it warms, with more cherry, malt, and some dustiness. Reminds me of New Glarus OEP with the malt, but definitely not nearly as enjoyable. Quite thin, finish length is average. Overall, not a bad beer, but odd, and didn’t really work for me.
jmohno (1586) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark copper/bronze.Not much head with even a heavy pour from a bottle.
Smells nice some sweet malt,light fruit,spice.toast,raison toffee.Almost oatmeal raison cookie like.Butter/bready.
Taste is same with cinnomy spice crispness.mild fruit/a bit more carmelly.chocolate and light smooth roast. Some cherry notes in sweet caramel flavor. Some nuttiness also that I didnt really notice from before.Thought I liked this better on tap,but now seeing why I remember why I liked it on tap from before. I almost want to say its like a good nutbrown ale yet a smooth dunkel lager.
jandd1983 (4153) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the Schlafly ROP 2013. It poured a dark amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of toffee with some chocolate highlights. The taste was mild and slightly chocolatey. Decent.
seymour (1958) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2017 APRIL 2013: Tasted at the 2013 Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition fest in a mini Willybecher glass. It poured a clear reddish amber colour with thick off-white foam, lasting with lots of lace. Beautiful appearance. Almost no aroma, which was surprising because it was bursting with rich flavours: husky whole grains, sweet malts, caramel, toast, coffee with cream, chocolate, raisins, toffee, great tangy hops balance. Light-medium body and carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel, lingering and complex aftertastes. One of the tastiest Dunkels I’ve had.
UPDATE DEC 2016: I gotta think they changed this recipe for the worse. Tasted from 12oz bottle into nonic pub glass. Clear copper colour but weak foam which quickly dissipated leaving nothing, not even lace. Very thin, metallic, faintest hint of caramel, nuts, marshmallowy sweetness but more Budweisery than anything, definitely no better than Shiner Bock, Amber Bock, Killians, that sorta thing. Meh, not good, I couldn’t drink it all, but it worked fine in a soup stock.
brewcrew2002 (89) - USA - MAR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful beer that is brewed locally! Pours a dark amber color with a medium head. Caramel notes gives this beer a smooth drinkability.
Bikeman53 (27) - - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost dark root beery but doesn’t hardly have any hint of "dark beer" very light flavor good beer. It’s a dark beer that non dark fans can enjoy
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-white-amber. A-raost-med malt, fruit. T-roast-med malt, nutty, some fruit. hops.