DrnkMcDermott (3054) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half-liter bottle, $1.50 clearance at Binny’s. Immediately a better start that the lite beer from this brewer I had yesterday. No skunk under the cap. Instead,some straight-up dark roast malt nose, though with a little too much cereal. Taste shows some cereal grain, too, but it starts to remind me of the European take on dark lagers, the ones just thick enough to be called dunkels like this here. Certainly quite hearty for a standard strength beer. For fun I used a Trumer "bullet" pils glass, and got a big glass full of dark foam. Sticky dark beer with occasional notes of sour and plum. Definitely give this one a try.
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I drank this from the bottle into my Rochefort glass...The beer pours a dark honey gold with lasting white head, good lacing...The aroma is light, but gives off a nice balance on yeast, hops, just pleasant...The taste is decent, a little yeast, but a lot of skunk, very similar to pilsner, not so much of a lager...The feel is ok, but light. Easy to drink except for the skunk finish.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL. Pours a clear, deep amber brown (darker than their doppelbock) with a thick, massive, rocky, tan head with a sheen top and huge retention. No lace. Aroma is milk chocolate, florals, gas station coffee, lemon ice tea. Lemon becomes the dominant nose. Taste is soapy, dry, light coffee. Extreme soapiness is off for the style and dominates the body. Slight sugar gives body but blind tasting this I could not tell you dunkel or bock but would assume it was still pale lager. I rated it a 2.4. But as it warms- I mean pretty hot- it exhibits true German Vienna malts, rich maltiness, and even some smokiness in the nose. Wow, what a massive improvement. So definitely DRINK WARM!
madmitch76 (23973) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
27th February 2009
Clear dark brown beer. Crisp light palate. Pleasant mildly chocolate malt with just a touch of roastiness. A little fruity hop peeping through at the end. A superior dark lager!
auvajs (144) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kaufland, Prague. "Unus papa romae, unus portus ancoane, unia turris cremonae, una ceres raconae" - One pope in Rome, one port in Ancona, one tower in Cremona, one beer from Rakovník. bavarian, caramel, barley, color malt, Žatec hops and hop extract. Taste very "darksome" but I liked it a lot. Very good one!
fraternie (1010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark body, creamy head. Rich and chocolatey malt, with roasted coffee bean, caramel and molasses notes and a medium-bodied, dry finish.
MoritzF (9624) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Clear, mahogany colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Roasty malty and bready aroma with notes of caramel and a touch of molasses. Sweet flavour with a tinge of bitterness, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Solid roasty malty and slightly molassy taste, drying out towards the roasty bitter finish with mildly hoppy notes. Like a diluted dark Bock. Good. 30.IX.10
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of sweets, caramel, toffee and weak butter. A flavor of sweet, toffee, caramel, malt and very weak hops.
rlgk (18841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark amber color, vanishing offwhite head. Mash aroma, chocolate and bread. Malty flavor, some toffee notes. Thin and rather boring.
bhensonb (14762) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours clear dark brown with a three finger foamy tan head. Aromas of brown roast malt with some significant grassy hop. Medium body with fairly strong carbonation. Flavor is like the brown ale malts, but the grassy hop bitter makes it wholly unlike a brown ale. This is pretty good stuff. Flavor may be a bit light for a dunkel, but ??? Anyway it drinks pretty well.