SanfordBrewer (1512) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lucent brown, thin white head, creamy medium body, high carbonation.
Aroma: roasty munich malt, minerality, sweet vanilla, wood, earthy hops.
Taste: munich malt, minerality, vegetal hops, notes of oak as vanilla pudding and dry wood.
I’m not really a fan of munich malts, nor therefore dunkels. The oak character, however, is very good. Strange pairing though.
Capa (2861) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Earth, light pine, wood, toasted malts, and caramel in the aroma. Flavor is similar- starts with a medium roasted malt, and moves to the pine, leaves with a bit of light molasses. It’s a decent brew just a little shallow.
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at barcade - lagery dry & grainy. Tasty. Tingly carbonation. Crackery malts, sweet caramel with a touch of toffee, grassy and pine hop flavors and slightly bitter.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an amber brown color with a creamy beigish head. Nose is light nuts and vanilla. Palate is smooth and silky with a light sting in the swallow. Heavy nuts with light caramel sweetness.
dchmela (3022) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Redlight. Pours a deep red brown with a thick off white head. Vanilla and roasted grain aroma. Taste is roasted grain, vanilla and toffee. Good session brew.
freekyp (1982) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a weak one-finger tan head. Lacks any lacing. Dark toasty and caramel aromas waft from the glass. Very earthy. Some light coffee with cream and toffee creeps in. Starts lightly metallic with deep earthiness and a slight coffee sweetness. Hop bitterness rises at the end of the swallow. Very clean finish and well balanced.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the 1974 Montreal Canadiens. Thanks Habs!
Pours a lackluster mahogany with cola-like body, both in density and liveliness. Aroma is light roasted nut and a hint of caramel. Light cigarette ash in there as well. Flavor almost note-for-note matches the aroma but instead of cigarette ash it features wet cardboard box. Watery and flimsy on the tongue. Major disappointment. No oak or woodiness to speak of in this one. More like a watered-down dunkel than anything barrel aged.
hopscotch (10708) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft… Deep, dark copper ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The nose offers medium roast grains, toasted pistachios and walnuts. Medium to full-bodied with playful carbonation. The well-balanced flavor leans mildly bitter, but mostly bland and uninspiring. Finishes lightly bitter, tongue-numbing and Mojave dry.
auto (163) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Prtty solid brew. Didnt blow me away and didnt move me to rate it badly either. Intereating concept w the100 barell thing. More novelty points knowing ir drinking a rare brew!
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with little to no head. Smells of roasted malts. Taste is a bit burnt with some malty tastes in there. Not a bad dunkel