TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Re-rate: I tried this one again and was not as impressed this time around. The more quality beers I try, the more discriminating my palate becomes.
Panzuriel (2138) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice American take on a German standard. A good Dunkel. Nice and flavorful but still thin and clean. A great Dunkel. Even better on tap.
Braudog (6630) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Las Vegas brewpub; Very dark red with chocolate foam head. Hearty but not overly heavy. Roasty taste. Adheres well to the glass. True to the German dunkles.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Smokey aroma...dark amber..malty crackers flavor and light bodied..smooth and refreshing
Ernest (7628) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted light bread,
nutty, caramel), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of plum and orange.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is
lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body,
watery texture, soft carbonation.
IslandHaole (1252) - Misawa, JAPAN - JUL 2, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the most unusual beers I’ve had in a while. It had several flavor stages, one I didn’t care for somewhat like a chemical taste, but the carmel and malt flavors were quite good.
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent enough Dunkel. Brownish/Amber in color. Small Beige head. Sweet caramel aroma with hints of spices. Sweet start. Top was thin. Finish was smooth with little bitterness.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 2, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Didn’t like the aftertaste. Otherwise moderately good. Dunkles? You can still see light shining through...
Aurelius (5255) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2004 (Atlanta) Grainy and worty aroma. Ruddy, deep tea color without a whole lot of head. Not too hoppy. Flavor was slightly tart, leaning towards the bready. Re-rated, 3/22/04 Miami: Fruity and somewhat musty malt aroma similar to what I associate with Kolsch. Good mahogany brew, good house glassware. Fairly sweet, somewhat tart, medium bittering - which is a combination of hops and malt, light diacetyls and caramel, very light phenols. Good mouthfeel and body, light astringency.
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich and dark with notes of carmel and coffee.Very smooth finish.