jonas (8278) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - APR 15, 2005
BottleDickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Subtle toffee and aromatic hop aroma.
Crimsom coloring and a creamy tanned head.
Honeyish malt, roasted chocolaty notes blanketaed with a herbal and flowery hop profile.
Medium to light body, sparkly mouthfeel.
Nice, must be really good fresh.
Pours a medium brown and mostly clear with a good head. Aroma is sweet and caramelly with hints of chocolate and some earthy/spicy hops. Flavor is lots of caramel chocolate and backed by some hops. Overall I think there was too much of a caramel sweetness (maybe from too much munich?) but it was pretty good. Ayinger albairisch dunkel was more enjoyable and a better representation of the style. wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Cool cloudy brown pour with a thin white head. Nose had caramel, chocolate and possibly citrus hops. Quite hoppy. The taste was quite enjoyable but a bit too sweet at the end. There was some white wine which worked well. The palate was very creamy and my favorite part of the beer. dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2005
Bottled. Clear ruby red colour with a brownish tinge. Slightly off-white medium-sized head. Malty, caramelly and chocolatey aroma with notes of toffee. Tastes somewhat roastmalty , caramelly and chocolatey. Finishes quite dry and with a lasting chocolatey bitterness. Rather full-bodied. A great dunkel. Thanks to joss for this treat. IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Thanks to CaptainCougar for this beer.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Poured a dark effrevescent mahogany with a fizzy off-white head. Rich sweet aroma of chocolate, molasses, and nuts. Taste is slightly sweet and heavy on caramel and molasses. The nutty character is there but doesn’t seem quite as prevalent as it is in the aroma. Slick body. An enjoyable dunkel.
Pours hazy brownish amber with a thin, mostly receding mocha head. Aroma of alefruits, toffee, caramel, notes of plums, bread dough, and sweet crystal malt. Taste is sweet and pleasant with mild notes of toasted malt, with fruity notes unusual from a lager. Taste is sweet with toasted malt, toffee, with mild vinous fruits. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a rich silkiness and a soft carbonation. FlacoAlto (4228) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Pours a lightly hazy, a touch murky, but with a brightly deep reddish color that almost takes on a purplish-amber hue. The head starts out at about two-fingers thick and is a nicely tannish amber color. The aroma is sweet and malty up front with a lightly toasty note in the finish that almost takes on a hint of smoke. A rich, caramelized bready note is prominent in the middle aromatics as well as some light spicy notes that help to round things out.SSSteve (4006) - - APR 5, 2008
The taste is quite a bit drier than 8I was expecting from the aroma, but it fits in perfectly as a hugely malty German beer that is not overly sweet (a product of decoction mashing perhaps). A touch of salty, smoky peat is noticeable as part of the complex malt profile. There is a touch of sweetness here, it is almost fruity with hints at berries and even something like pear. Solid, freshly baked, crusty, caramelized bread notes and a light biscuit character round out the malt notes. A lightly spicy hop note is here in the flavor as well. It almost, in combination with the sweet malt notes, adds something like cinnamon flavor to the beer. Definitely there is a nice spicy hop character that at times is herbal and takes on a light, yet balancing bitterness in the finish. This is definitely a nice beer, I think it might not be as fresh as I could like, but it is still quite tasty.
clear brown with no head and no lacing. flavor is burnt toffee, coffee, tea. caramel aroma. nice. Strykzone (7799) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Hopefully this is the beer I am drinking. Pour is dark brown with red and a nice smooth tan head. Aroma is rich sweet malt. Flavor is also full of that malt. Notes of yeast, cloves, and banana, as well. Some caramel. The occasional prickly feel. Finish offered a bit of chocolate but was muddled. Still, a sweet and rich beer that was so easy to drink. Well done. hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Bottle. Small tan fizzy head that mostly diminished, murky, virtually no lacing, minimal carbonation, and a medium brown hue. Nose was malty, caramel, semi-sweet, dark fruits, some bready notes, and brown sugar. Flavor was sweet, malty, caramel, thin, dark fruits, and buttery taste. Mouthfeel was thin and fairly smooth. Light body. Decent Dunkel, very quaffable, and worthy of a try.