crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2003
poured a deep brown color with a long lasting tan head. Really enjoyble nice malty tones of chocolate and coffee with a mild hoppy taste to it. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Dark brown color. Large white foamy head. Aroma is coffee and toffee. A medium bodied Dunkel. Malts are nutty, chocolate and sweet. Hops are grapefruity. It’s a little hoppy for a dunkel, but it has a nice malt sweetness and balances out well. Smooth taste. Nice drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Holdwine (1240) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Nice drinking beer, with a blast of malt. Deep cherry brown in color. A little heavier than most dunkels, but that is not a problem. Pleasant going down, but rather simple. No complexity leads more beer. goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Pours a deep chestnut, with a large tan head that mostly recedes, leaving sheets of lace. Aroma is of dark roasty malts, backed with a slight fruitiness and a mild hoppiness. Flavor is of roasted malts, middle has a bit of fruitiness, and ending has a slight spicy hop finish. Medium bodied, smooth with a low carbonation level. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Looks like a dark smooth molassas, with a small bit of foam on its top. Smell is malty, with a tad roasted hint to it. Flavor is 'safe' : Not so strong to scare most beer fans away, but too simple to make a lasting impression.
Frank (4262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2003 Coca-Cola brown with a small ring of white foam on top. Nose of dark malts--dark chocolate, coffee--with a slightly bitter age. The same goes for the flavor as well, though an interesting citrus not also develops. Very slightly tart. Medium bodied with somewhat sharp carbonation. A bit too hoppy for the style, which is a negative in this case; the over-aggressive hops hide a good deal of malt depth. As I sample more bottles, they become progressively less tolerable. Dogbrick (14344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Pours a dark ruby-brown with a thin light tan head. Very thin and quick lacing. Aroma of coffee along with a bit of chocolate. Medium body as well. This beer is a little sharp on the front buy mellows a bit later on. There is a blend of sweet malt, caramel, coffee and some hops in the flavor, but none in abundance. The finish is mildly bitter. Overall this beer seems kind of lackluster. tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Not overly impressive - a decent malt base with a hint of a hoppy finish. Dark red/ruby color & a thick head. Body is a bit thin. alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2003
first time having a dunkel. Thick creamy and tan head, lasting a while. Smell of malt and hops. Flavor is good, malty and hint of hops and some sort of fruit. Dry finish. All the reviews say that this is not a dunkel. I cannot attest for that, but I can say that I think it is a damn good beer. bgarrigus (36) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2003
I'd put this one somewhere between a Dunkel and a Schwartzbier, personally. There's a bit too much sweetness to be a Dunkel for me. Great look, but the combination of sweetness and earthiness just doesn't work for me on this one. I've had it on tap and from a bottle, several times, and both times I've been left thinking that there was something missing.