dnicolaescu (2108) - Chișinău, - JUN 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head: beige, medium, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: amber-brown, clear.
Aroma: malty/bready, very faint, possibly some fruitiness. Taste: quite dry and bitter, very little malt sweetness. More like a coloured lager than a dunkel.
Kleg (87) - The Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Turkey. Clear dark mahogany pour with a khaki head and good retention. Good lacing. Very pedestrian taste. Not a lot of any flavor. Smooth. Lightly roasted malts. Not bad but a little weak for a dunkel.
petewhitley (531) - Nagoya, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
roasty, coffee, chocolate, toast, black, minimal head, light sweetness, medium body, creamy. Deep chocolate, coffee aroma. Fairly sweet, medium bodied. A lot of chocolate in the taste. Quickly disappears from the tongue. Full-flavored yet not overpowering in any way. Nice.
monk191 (1835) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad for a domestic, but not great overall. Pours a pleasant deep Amber with little head. Smells malty. Taste is quite malty and a little watery. Had in the bottle in Istanbul.
shrubber85 (10877) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Roasted barley, toffee malt, and hay aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Sweet molasses, toffee malt, and lightly bitter dry grass flavor. Decent body. A year past its ’best by’ date but still not bad.
Foxbush (1855) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2016 330 ml bottle. At the President Best Western in Istanbul. The beer poured deep dark black color with a tan head and modest lacing. Some nice notes of chocolate. The medium body beer has average carbonation. This is a nice everyday dunkel with some chocolate in the taste. The beer finishes smoothly with no bitter aftertaste. This is my first Turkish beers.
prawlie (1506) - ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Istanbul. Pleasant malt aroma. This is a fairly easy to drink dunkel without the best elements of the style and the usual limitations. Its malty, clean and a little slick, but better than I was expecting it to be.
Rotin (1040) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 21, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.33l. Clear, brown colored. AROMA- low, toasted malts, chocolate. FLAVOR- lightly sweet, chocolate. Light bodied.
Ascelja (1039) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 21, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.33l, 5.5%abv. Clear dark brown body, minimal beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate. Taste is sour and sweet. Chocolate, toasty tones, malts. Light body, medium carbonation.
jpkeskinen (491) - FINLAND - FEB 17, 2016
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Tastes almost the same as regular Efes. A bit softer and a bit sweeter while looking dark.
hauxe (476) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a fluffy head on a reddish-brown body. Caramel malt aroma. Mildly sweet, a little artificial tasting. Quite light bodied. Textureless. Disappointing.