djd07 (13517) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a sweet malt with yeast and caramel and toffee. The taste is a light malt, a bit watery with caramel and toffee. A decent dunkel from Hofbrau.
BeerFanDan17 (1098) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average dunkel from Hofbrau. On draft from Mr. Dunderbaks. Nice malty and caramel balance--smooth and not too strong.
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A reasonable pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a fat-three-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a reddish brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, deep red color that has touches of copper to it when held up to the light. The aroma is nice and malt focused with a mix of toasty malt and caramelized notes. Sweet toffee, a soft note of butterscotch, aromas of toasted crackers, sweet bread crust and sweet raisins aromas can be picked out. The aroma is pretty sweet and seems to be missing a certain richness that should be here, but it is certainly far from objectionable.
Not as sweet as the aroma might have suggested, though there is certainly a thin malt sweetness to this beer. Toasted bread crust flavors as well as whole grain cracker notes play a fairly prominent role here. There is a hint of hop bitterness in the finish, and the beer finishes fairly thin over all. The malt has a weird, almost chemical like note to it some how and there is perhaps a hint of vegetal DMS. The finish of this beer is just somehow objectionable and I can not quite put my finger on it.
This beer could be so much better, it was given to me for free, so I can not really complain, but I certainly will not be drinking this on purpose again.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber brown with an off-white head. Aroma largely malt, with grain thrown in for good measure. Taste is the same, with a sweet characteristic and the beer remaining smooth and drinkable throughout. Not spectacular, but very very solid.
kubeckj (9) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very rich dark brew with many flavors that just messed and a great creamy feel to it, great beer one of my favorites
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an amber brown with a tan head. Sweet caramel malts, simple with a bittersweet hop finish. Lightly flavored by dark fruit dates, fig and sugar. Decent beer.
milewide (2168) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brownish color and medium body. Carmel flavor up front, but good hop bitterness for a Dunkel lingers.
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coppery-amber color with a little off-white head. Aroma is of noble hops and dark malts. Taste is a creamy chocolate-nut maltness with some roasted malts and a surprising amount of bittering hops coming through to balance. Really good stuff.
ComradeK (1188) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now this is an impressive beer. Beautiful, rich, dark red-brown colour. Sizeable head. Possibly just the tiniest bit too thin, but this does not detract too much overall. Long, smooth caramel flavouring, with the slightest hints of coffee and chocolate. A very good beer.
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2010 Pours dark amber/brown into the glass with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt with a hint of roast. Flavor is full of honey and caramel notes with a deep burnt malt backbone.