superspak (5584) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2016
330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/brownish color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light cocoa/coffee, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light cocoa/coffee, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light cocoa/coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from hop/roast notes as well. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice Munich dunkel style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering. nybol (2200) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
En lidt tynd "dunkel", hvilket er en skam da Einbeck normalt laver nogle gode bitre øl. Denne er lidt flad i smagen, dog med en god lang eftersmag.
Kom igen Einbeck. peponi (1858) - Hannover, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2015
Aroma: corn, roasted malts.
Appearance: clear brown color and beige head.
Taste: low bitterness, roasted malts, caramel, semi-dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation.
Overall: Poor stuff. Travlr (24656) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Draft as the trendier schwarzbier. Dark brown color, beige coca cola head. Aroma of malted milk balls. Taste has cocoa and coffee, light body. I guess we need a "trendy" tag. EvanFriend (592) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Caramel, a hint of dried fruit, bread, maybe some slight smoke or something like that. Very refreshing, but with some flavor as well.
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle, somehow put in their schwarzbier bottle. I get dark fruits (plums), caramel, and some roasted malts. Taste is sweet finishing dry. PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Root-beer dark brown with a 5-mm coarse, foamy tan head that lingers as a thin film. Aroma is lager, pumpernickel, with a bit of sour dough and a hint of raw sugar. Body is medium-light, watery, a bit starchy, with soft, light, fat carbonation of medium-light intensity with pretty much no burn. Flavor is whole grain bread, touch of pumpernickel and grass, some slight grain sweetness, bread crust on the exhale. Clean with minimal bitterness. I am very impressed with the multifaceted bready notes in this beer. Body is top notch. neur0 (1264) - GERMANY - JAN 23, 2015
(Tap) Es hat eine Farbe wie Ebenholz, mit einem bernsteinernen Einstich. Es ist klar filtriert mit einer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist karamellig und leicht röstig. Der Geschmack ist röstig, bitter mit einem leichten Einstich von Lakritze. Der Nachgeschmack ist bitter mit einem aschig-rötigem Aroma. cazort (565) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle here in the US, labelled as "Schwarzbier". Pours with little head. Quite dark, looks jet black unless I hold it up to the light, and then looks a dark reddish-brown. Aroma is strong, suggests molasses, caramel, dried fruit, overripe fruit, and a hint of vinegar. Smells surprisingly boozy, for the low alcohol content. Thick body, rich, heavy. Flavor a mix of sweet, sour, bitter, and savory flavors. Carbonation very slight, imparting only a hint of prickly sensation. I prefer lighter-bodied Dunkels. For how low the ABV was on this one, it was awful boozy and heavy, qualities I don’t like. I do like the complexity of this beer’s aroma, though. If you like imperial stouts, and you want something a little less alcoholic, this might be a good choice; this beer seemed pretty much like an imperial stout in flavor, aroma, and body. PsychoGunnar (201) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Dark lager with thick, creamy foam. Feels like silk on the tongue until a bitter brussel sprouts/ruccola-like aftertaste kicks in. The main taste is creamy, soft and sweet, in the middle between pilseners and red ales.