triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Pours a clear brown (dark lighting so hard to see color), thin creamy head. Moderate malt aroma, no hop. Good malt flavor, some sweetness. Medium body, light hop bitterness. Pretty good, but their Alt is better. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
On tap at Herkimer Pub & Brewery. Dark brown, ruby lowlights and a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark malts, and a hint of chocolate and caramel. Thin bodied brew finishes up dry. In between it’s uninspiring with roasted malt and light chocolate. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
On tap @ Herkimer. Dark red/brown appearance with a light tan head. Sweet brown malty nose. Slightly hoppy, somewhat nutty, brown malty lager flavor. kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Appears darl brown, cloudy, reddish tint. Holding tan head. Aroma of light nuts, pecan and almond. Flavor is mostly of a toasted malt, some coffee, a tiny bit of toffee and sugar. Mostly watery, coffee palate. Not reminiscent of a dunkel, but rather a dunkel gone scotch ale or stout. Light, carbonated mouthfeel, heavy coffee taste on the finish. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2009
On tap at the brewpub on 05/31/2009. Clear dark brown body with ruby highlights and a creamy tan head. Sweet roast and chocolate aroma. Roast, chocolate and mild bitter flavor. Light body with moderate carbonation. Nearly a porter really.
BVery (11209) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 TAP: at the Herkimer, 2.1.09. Pours a dark black, maybe a little red on the edges. Some toffee/malt on the nose, but the taste was not appealing. Overly dry. pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2009
On Tap. Dark brown color with pretty small head. Decent lacing. Sweet malty aroma. Rather sweet beer overall. Flavor is sweet malt and chocolate some roasted nut. Little bit of hops in the finish. Pretty decent dunkel. Service at the bar could be a little better though. ForeverNovice (7) - , Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2008 does not count
This looks like my kind of beer. It even smells and tastes like my kind of beer. Lots of fresh (not burnt) malt with a nice balance of hops and just a dash of vanilla/toffee. The trouble is that it tastes like they took this nice beer and then mixed it with water. There’s a good beer in there, but it takes some work to find it. Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Sampled at ABR 07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pours a semi-hazy dark brown brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and white ring. Aroma of roasted multi-grain malt, some flowery hops and a touch of vanilla. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of dark roasted caramel malt, some flowery hops, some mild fruit character and a touch of vanilla. Finish is light, semi-dry with a multigrain malt aftertaste. Probably the best sampling from Herkimer at the ABR. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2007
ABR 2007. Dark brown body with no head. Roasted malts on the nose and similar taste. A little ight on the finish.