Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Pours like a Dr. Pepper, cola with ruby red, light fizzy head. The aroma is all about the malt, chocolate and some coffee. Cocoa powder is the strongest taste, but there is some burnt nuts and coffee in there too. The end has a few notes of alcohol and lactose. Aftertaste is very light, but some lingering coffee and oak flavors. Body is rich and creamy, but this is negated by high carbonation and a slightly buttery texture. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Bottled beer of the month. Average dunkel. Had a nice sweet malt taste to it. Nothing special. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Slightly tart, but also toasty aroma with a hint of fresh grains. The body is a muddy red/brown with a diminishing tan head. Fairly tangy, tart fore with some mild chocolate notes. Some sour citrus notes int he finish. Seems pretty off and my bottle was fresh. MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Deep red, thin off-white head. Nice nose, chocolate, cocoa, a bit bitter. Very creamy and rich, sweet and thinly roasty, a bit of smoke. Some bitterness. A mite thin at the end, but starts with excellent roasts. Good stuff, but a bit heftier than I’d expect for a dunkel. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a creamy head. Nice, rich aromas of chocolate and roasted grains. Taste is sweet with a bit of grittiness in the mouthfeel. I wish the flavor was as righ as the aroma though.
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2005
A bit skunky scent but I can pick up some tart fruits in there. Appearance is deep redish brown with a thin off-white head which dissapears quickly. Slight carbonation. Taste is sweet and malty with the tart fruit blending in nicely. A strong bitter finish but little to no after taste. Pretty good but nothing special. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Dark crimson, clear. Roasted malts, some chocolate in the aroma. Rich malty base, slightly nutty. Buttery taste with some brown sugar as well. Finish gets bitter, slight hops. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2005
Murky reddish-brown. Somewhat stale nose, with a hint of dusty chocolate (crumbled), a touch of roast and a hint of brown sugar and fruit. Flavor is heavily sweet, malt accented, full of Munich malts, caramel, chocolate and light hops on the finish. Pretty agressive, well extracted malt flavor with a nice balance between the malt and hops, but it’s so thin and watery in the mouth, which effects its score. Terminus (3739) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2005
Dark with a thin head. Looks like a thin porter, but this dunkel hits you with a combination of malts that works well together. Nothing super special here, but it delivers what it says it does. ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Head peeks, goes bye-bye. Smells like clean plastic diaper, mouthfeel blasting right into an unrelenting supersour battery-chemical burn on the finish--no middle ground, no mercy. Down the drain, you go!
Do I have a bad batch here?