tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2009 Tap at the pub. Pours mostly brown with some nice lighter colored edges. Nice clean malty toasted flavors and aromas. Easy drinking body. I really love well made German style lagers from American breweries. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Flossmoor, Illinois. Hazy dark brown pour with a foamy, tan head, a light malt and soy sauce nose. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, soy sauce and cherry dominate this one. Soft finish. Nice! tmoreau (4752) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Served to plastic at Flossmoor’s Oktoberfest celebration. Poured a dark brown with ruby tones showing through. The head was a medium tan with creamy foam and as clingy lace as plastic will allow. The aroma was a full dose of toasty malt, light grain, and malty sweetness. The flavor exposed more with hints of chocolate, caramel, toffee, and even maple? Some roasty characteristics and subtle hop bitterness/dryness were also present. Fairly full body and creaminess to the mouthfeel made this a very enjoyable brew, especially for the occasion. msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Had on tap at the Oktoberfest party at the station. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Almost like a stout or porter. Aroma was caramel and chocolate, yeast, and roasted malts. Flavor was toffee, caramel, sweet and bready malts with some chocolate and some light spices. Have only had a couple of dunkels but thought this was a pretty solid brew. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Sample at Flossmoor. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty and fairly roasty aroma; does not smell like a lager. Roasty and caramelly malt flavor that is tasty and also is not reminiscent of a lager. Won’t get any complaints out of me there. I like dunkels that taste more like American browns.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Draft on tap at the Flossmoor Oktoberfest celebration (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a a brownish near opaque pour with a nice offwhite that is thick, laces fairly well. Aromas are sweet caramel anf toffee malts, bread, faint chocolate. Initial is sweet malts, caramel and dark chocolate, sweet, malty, with very light bitterness in the finish. A sweet brew, decent bitterness, not necessarily sessionable in my world. A bit thick, a good sweetness, malty, faint bitterness. Ok, overall. Not necessarily my thing. BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Tap at Flossmoor. Dark brown pour with red highlights. Offwhite head. Aroma of caramel and toast, malty taste. Pretty good stuff. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Red-brown, beige cover. Sweet sugar, burnt caramel aroma. Taste is again burnt sugar, toasty, nuts. phaleslu (10907) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a brown copper color with a beige head that laces the glass. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, sweet roasted malt, hops, banana, and dark fruit. Flavor matches the nose pretty well, with more of a yeasty, malty, bready character to it. Medium bodied, with a roasty finish. In the midst of sampling all of the beers available at the brewpub, this one didn’t stand out at all. But I should admit that dunkels are not my favorite beers, and this is not bad at all. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Too sweet by half and very, very cloying even to my old, played-out tastebuds. Very sweet caramel flavors, toffee. chocolate, and just a hint of hop bitterness in the very far distance. Just not easy to drink.