nuplastikk (6420) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2008
500ml bottle. Thick, amber-mahogany color with a huge. lasting head. Taste is very mellow, with mild chocolate and caramel notes being the backbone of the beer. Very smooth and drinkable, a great lager. The aroma is nice and fresh with a light herbal touch to it. A very sublime, quality beer. BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 8, 2005
Today is my 6 month ratebeer anniversary.!!........500ml Swingtop. Saw this appear on the shelf out of magic at the local shop. Same place I picked up 2 other obscuro brands brewed a few years ago. Rare finds indeed. This poured a dark dark amber brown with a coca coloured head. Taste well balanced of roasted malts, chocolates and some nuts. Overall coffee feel with a nice smooth intro into the alchohol, add a lite fizz. YUM!. The lable says it best with a picture of some barmaid sorting me out with several large mugs of this. Yea thats happened before :-P Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of spice, chocolate, some toasted malt, some pepper. Tastes sweet and chocolatey with some tea, and dark fruit present. Rich mouthfeel and a very enjoyable beer. Hard to believer this is an under 5% beer. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2008
A Guinness pint glass provided an apropos vessel for this dubious dunkel... despite its lack of a cascade, Jubelfestbier provided a similar sepia body and a full, mocha head which fell slowly forming an intriguing reverse meniscus. An all-malt aroma procures low, roasty coffee notes amidst full dark fruit, earth and cookie. Semi-sweet chocolate flavor with pruney fruitiness carried in a smooth, full body. This is only slightly watery in the finish, although her flavor carries long. Slight mineral characteristics late. A delicious concoction, despite my assumption that this was going to be a Marzen due to its name. Plus, it cellared nicely for over a year. (And for those of you who may be questioning, the answer is: Yes. Possibly.) )))))
<font size=-4>1 pt. 9 fl. oz. bottle from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york/a Beverage</u></a>, Albany, NY 12208</font>CanIHave4Beers (4209) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2008
This gets major appearance points. It is a colour I have never really seen in a beer, like a deep ruby reddish brown when held up to the light... that wont even quite describe it. The head is fluffy, and leaves a delicate lace. Aroma is mildly oaky with some brown sugar, some cherry, and some yeast. Taste is a remarkable balance between a very woody dry hoppiness and a nice sweet malt. I swear I even taste a little smokiness on it, I would not be surprised to find out there was a small amount of smoked malt on this beer. I have been waiting to try this, and it indeed has been worth the wait. I will no doubt buy it again.
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2005
I love this beer! The flavor is so smooth, with malty and especially smoky and fruity undertones. Very nice light charcoal color and malty aroma. Very drinkable. A very nice beer. I found this in Asheville,NC. PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Pours a deep dark brown with a large tan head. Huge aroma! Thick malty scent, milk chocolate, spices, nuts, dried raisins. The body is nice with a creamy mouthfeel. Very robust for such low alcohol. The flavor is overall light, but firm. Has a very roasty malt character, slightly smokey. There’s definitly an earthy malt, and a slight metallic character. Subtle late spicyness. The finish is extremely late, it’s more like an aftertaste of burnt bitter raisins, metallic, and very pleasant. However the aroma is even more complex than the flavor. Nice beer. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle: Pitch brown, nearly black, moderate frothy light beige head, very sticky lacing. Subtle roasted malt nose, slightly bready, very minor fig/date as well. Smooth malt body, pale roasted malts, very clean, no residuals. Mouthfeel is fairly moderate tho. This one is too easy to drink, a true measure of how good it is. Probably one of the better ones I have had. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
This was awesome! Pours a deep reddish brown, with a nice rocky head. Almost porterish in the mouthfeel, with an ample amount of roastiness, chocolate and caramel with some tasty dark fruits. Not too heavy on the palate, but just right! Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Dark brown in appearance with huge beige head. Great lacing. Aroma is all chocolate up front. Plenty of toasted grain and roasted nuts. Flavor almost exactly like arom indicates. Nutty/roasted character comes through even more as it warms. Very subdued fig/prune flavor towards the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth, but thin at times. Not a dunkel fan at all, but this is pretty nice. Underrated IMO.