Bov (12530) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
red-brown colour, few head, malt and chocolate aroma, buttery, thin body, sweet with a short dry finish - lacking of character
crossovert (12253) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine Austiran dunkel. It is sweet and malty, but super drinkable. notes of cocoa and subtle hosp adorn the tongue.
Rune (12061) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown red-tinged. Tight head leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Malty to the nose. Taste of malt, caramel and a touch of mushrooms. Well balanced.
Sampled at a drinking session in Tromsø 10.06.2006.
kevnic2008 (11837) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, reddish amber color and minimal head. The body was light and slick. The flavor had notes of malty sweetness.
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Molasses and chocolate malt aroma. Dark reddish brown color with moderate tan head. Slightly sweet molasses and light chocolate malt flavor. Lighter body. Pretty good.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: dark brown, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, nice earthy balance,
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, touch of sweetness, well balanced by the earthyness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Minneapolis picked up in KC. Pours a dark brown appearance with a thin light brown head. Somewhat nutty, rich caramel, a big herbal nose. Candy caramel, chocolate, a bit nutty flavor. Not super fresh but alright.
pivnizub (10451) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (diky, Quack-Ducku !): Deep ruby-amber coloured with a quite persistent, fluffy beige head; moderate to stronger, dryish roast-malty nose with a sweet caramelly background; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; solid caramelly, but mainly dry roast-malty finish. A fine, fine Dunkel, absolutely not cloying.................
Fin (10300) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at Elferhaus, Innsbruck 31.05.12 Pours reddy brown with good clarity and a light tan head. Very soft and smooth in the mouth, quite subtle compared to a typical German Dunkel. Some caramel and a little bitterness are the underpinning characteristics of this beer. A little mushroomy on the nose, fruity (dark fruits) with a slight tanginess. Good but no great shakes.
A6 A4 T6 P4 Ov13 3.3
KyotoLefty (9973) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Vienna, 2006.
Very dark brown, almost opaque. Good head. Faint aroma, a hint of roasted malt and caramel. Tastes more burnt and coffee-like than any other Austrian dark I have tried to date. A dark lager, but somewhat stout-like. Only slightly sweet, not a whole lot of hops either, but well balanced. Great malt.