Tim Webb (442) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - JUL 8, 2012Icedwarf (1624) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2017
500 ml bottle at Krah-Krah in Vienna. A beer than illustrates neatly the limitations to the term Dunkel. Near-black, heavily caramelled with a touch of black asphalt, but not too sweet. Bitterness virtually absence but a bit of hop aroma. A must-have in Austria.
Donker bruin bier met schuim. Smaak is zoet en licht bitter met iets van chocolade, koffie en noten. Wendigo (467) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 16, 2017
0.5l bottle. Malty aroma, roasted malts, caramel, light coffee notes. Dark brown color, ivory head. Malty taste, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, light sweet, light to medium bitter. Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation and bitter-sweet finish. Good. Ritzn (1311) - GERMANY - MAR 5, 2017
Mahagoni with medium beige head. Aroma is intense phneolic apples, bubblegum, some sweet malt stuff. Taste is sour citric juice with slight sweet malt. Quite heavy but very sparkly. Meh. Bif (2235) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2016
On tap. Pours a dark cola color, with a good head ad ample lacing. Aroma of caramel, bit of roasted malt and nut. taste of roasted malt, caramel, with trace of coffee. Fairly mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Moderate body, quite smooth with a subtle malt character. Nice beer. PowY (699) - AUSTRIA - SEP 18, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2017 500 ml bottle. Pours a clear chestnut brown with a beige head. Aroma of sweet malts along with ash and some sour notes. Medium body with medium carbonation. Medium sweetness with a light bitterness towards the finish. Flavor of overripe apples and pears, cardboard, wood.
herrklemann (213) - Graz, AUSTRIA - SEP 17, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2016 Pours a dark red amber with a big, frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet toffee, roasted grains, grapes and raisins. Taste is rather sweet with only a hint of bitterness. Light, slick body with very soft carbonation. Pleasant, but very sweet. cheap (5794) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Bot, finally a chance to taste the notorious hirter dunkle. 11 oz bottle, how come those euroguys always try to rip us yankies off for an ounce? In my little sniffer this has a very mild malt nose. Nice and dark, looks like a dark american lager. Personality is a little more than a typical mild dark lager, has a tad of that baltic thang goin on here. After I get over the initial baltiness of it all it then settles down to stripped shucked attitude about it. In the background, I may detect a hair of smoke, but now I think I just imagined it. AH! I think I taste the soft mountain spring water used in the brewing which has been left to mature in a none GMO prolonged aging process, go figger. I’m liking these mild darker beers, so much more enjoyable than a stupid baltic, foreign imp stout porter, heheheh. Orange_times (290) - UKRAINE - AUG 14, 2016
Pours in dark ruby color with off white 1 finger head. Aroma of bread, caramel. Ligthly bitter, medium sweet. Medium body, thick feel, nice sweet aftertaste. hrabren (1175) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 30, 2016
On tap at Krah, krah, Vienna, Austria. February 2014. Shared with lovely Anja. Dark red to dark brown color, lasting off-white head. Faint aroma, malts and caramel. Strong toffee flavor, nuts, caramel, some bitterness in the finish. Light body, soft carbonation, drinkable, a bit bland. Good Dunkel and a drinkable brew. Patrickctenchi (6552) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2016
Red-brown with a frothy tan head.
Caramel malt, chocolate aroma.
Taste is dark bread, caramel malt, raisin.
An older bottle, so a bit of oxidation in scent and flavour.....and a little flat.
Nothing exciting......probably pretty solid when fresh.