Brewed by Brauerei Hofmann Hohenschwärz
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Gräfenberg-Hohenschwärz, Germany


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Also known as Hofmannstropfen Dunkel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2013
. and then it has the nerve to look like soda pop in the glass. but the nose begins to show promise with rich toasty layers of Munich malt playing with touches of smoke, nuts, seeds and bran. soft and creamy carbonation with pastry dough bounce and sweeter accents of rum, caramel-drizzled shaved almond pastries and nugat and whipped cream coffee cake. very unlike the horrendously unappetizingly browned banana colored label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (8464) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2008 Bottle from Landbierparadies, Nurnberg. Deep chestnut colour with a big, frothy off-white head. Spicy cinnamon and caramel aroma. Light mouth feel with some chocolate malt and a decent dry finish. [3.1] Good. Second tasting - from the barrel at Zeitgeist @ The Jolly Gardeners, Lambeth 16/5/08. This had far more depth of aroma and flavour, with the spice more prominent, some earthy bitterness and a great dry finish. Excellent [3.7].

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (8432) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2014
diese Bier hat fast keine Kohlensäure. Der Geruch erinnert mit ein Bißchen Phantasie an "Cheese & Onion-Chips". Der Antrunk ist sher gehaltvoll und breitet sich schön im Mund aus - leichte Orangennuancen sind spürbar. Auch erinnert es an Zartbitterschokolade (oder besser den Schoko-Joghurt von Landliebe). Ein total interessantes Bier!!!
Test vom 3.10.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,12,11,12,10 - 11,05

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2014
bottle from landbierparadies. rusty brown with a minimal head; flat texture; aroma of red berry; slightly dusty, bloody flavours redeemed by a pleasant rusty tea finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (7589) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber to medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, molasses), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of earth/peat, brown sugar, toffee. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation. Very neat brew...aroma is kinda like a Scotch ale, very peaty and richly malted. Doesn’t drink as richly as it smells, but it’s balanced well. Not far from 4+ status.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (7356) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2016
Tap. Minerally, iodine roast aroma, a hint barn. Cloudy brown, brown head. Dark bread, mineral, iodine. Medium body, chewy. Salt, herbal hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravity serving at Zeitgeist.
Cloudy mid brown with a good off white head. Sweet caramel notes, a lovely malt and hop balance with some bread and yeast in the aroma. Tangy sweetness in the mouth with some very good earthy malt, lovely nutty notes, tobacco and hoppage. Bitterish sour-dough bread finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (6079) - GERMANY - AUG 13, 2010
(bottle) pours a clear dark ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy butterscotch and toffee, with some very light hints of toasted malts and gingerbread spice. flavour is the same, quite heavy on the butter, but somehow fittingly so, with some heavy grainy notes and a hint of chocolate. medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle by 03.10.2012. Some nutty, earthy tones, maybe some chocolate/mocha in the otherwise weak, sweet nose. Dingy ruby-brown body with a rocky, creamy tan head. Taste is sweet, some caramel but much more toasty toffee and earth, nuts. faint fruit. Subtle scratchy bitterness, watery body, fun to take at a high speed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Draft at Franconian beer festival and there described as a dunkles vollbier. Dark red-brown, short-lived but nice tan head. Full-on malt aroma is very friendly. Quaffable, very nice mouthfeel. Good pumpernickel raisin bread flavors. Dry finish, almost too dry but makes it more moreish. Very nice.

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