kappldav123 (6097) - GERMANY - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass zippy, brownish, nice head. Starts malty-dry, a bit smokey-roasty, bitter background. Modest sourish. Finish milder, more balanced. Okay. FatPhil (15964) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2013
500ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki)Shaney (2423) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2013
Very sweet caramelly aroma, touch of dry metallic-hinting hops. Deep red, tight beige head. Less sweet in the taste, in fact it’s a fairly refreshing palate, nice carbonation too. Pleasant grains, quite barley sweetness. Hops are very noble, dry, herbal, and with a nice bitter tingle.Fairly simple, but very tasty dunkel. This is why I like dunkels.
Klares Dunkelbraun mit weißen Schaum. Röstmalziges Aroma. Recht vollmundig-würziger Antrunk. Röstmalz, gebrannte Mandeln und Nüsse im Geschmack, der angenehm lange nachbittert. Gutes Verhältnis zwischen Würze und Malz. ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
Gedronken bij Moe’s in Bamberg, donkerbruin, beige schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt naar mout, drop en beetje koffie Bamsen78 (5336) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2013
Draught @ BBF16. Pours clear darkish amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel with a touch of fruit. Sweetish, malty and fruity flavour with subtle notes of hops and caramel. Mild, slightly bitter finish. OK.
DutchDrebus (5954) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
50cl from tap @ Moe’s sportsbar, Bamberg. Copper, cola-ish colour with a small off-white head. Smells malty, some liquorice.. Not a lot of smell. Tastes mostly iron, some malts and a hint of liquorice in the aftertase. Again: easy to drink, thin to medium body, nice carbo. MiP (15650) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2013
Draught at BBF13. Good spicy hop aroma. Clear brown colour. Big stable tan head. The flavour is malty with a good spicy hop and distinct bitterness to balance. villevav (462) - FINLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Clear, oak-brown, rapidly dissolving dense head. Roasted malty aroma, medium body, roasty malty taste with slightly bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Well-balanced dark lager with no significant drawbacks. mjs (7156) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2013
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at One Pint Pub, 20130720) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had caramell, toasted malts and grass. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were toasted malts, caramell, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. Nice balanced dunkel with not too much sweetness. BeerViking (4710) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 Bottle bought in Bamberg. Pours a deep almost mahogany brown with a tight taupe foam and a nose of roast caramel with a faint hint of nuts and cocoa. Palate is roasty and burnt malty, a little very faintly tart wineyness, maybe a touch of liquorice in the bitter finish. Nice, but the burnt bitterness is a little overpowering. A second bottle was far better - still roasty and malty, but now with a touch of plumminess, smooth and hoppy, without the burnt bits.