DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
Hazy effervescent brown pour. Big bubbly head that is short-lived. Aroma is of dark caramel and corky yeast. Bitter roast is the main flavour, although it is quite weak. I get no chocolate or coffee really, but there is a yeasty quality. Finish is mildly bitter, short and dry. The body is quite thin. Lacking complexity, lacking body, this was a disappointment for me. alexsdad06 (10434) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle picked up at Party Source from notes. Pours brown with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, watery coffee,mild earth, thin, just ok and not something that I would do again. olio (10286) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
Sample @ HBF2013.phaleslu (10271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Pours dark brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts and toffee. Flavour of malts, nuts, dark fruits and hay. Ok.
Bottle at Minibar in Queenstown. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is malty, with roast, hops, and caramel. The flavor is more of the same, along with some wood, molasses, and herbal notes. Medium bodied. Dry and roasty finish, with a roasty aftertaste. Good example of the style. marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
This brown ale poured with a creamy head that starts flowing when the bottle is opened. It tastes like a porter in that there are chocolate and roasted malt flavors. The malts are not cloying or sweet but rather nutty with a good deal of carbonation in the mouthfeel. It’s a seemingly underated beer.
deanso (10141) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JAN 2, 2013
37.5cl bottle shared from Annam, Hcmc.
Thick off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Nice Dunkel. JorisPPattyn (10003) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2008
Slight haze, ruby-brown beer, beautiful; very good yellow-cream head, stable. Roasted, near roasted coffee beans aroma, just a touch earthy. Good! Coffee, coffee cream. Like a light coffee stout, when bottom-fermented of course. Light, but not at all empty; slick, creamy even. Nice! Very good light, stout-like beer. More and more Baltic porter are top-fermented, here’s a beer tasting like a stout for all the world, bottom-fermented. Great find, Stef! onceblind (9689) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Dark murky brown with a little bit of a ruby highlight, under a foamy light khaki head. Aroma had a stronger note of biscuit than I expected, but also had a light touch of cold toddie coffee with a light chocolaty graininess. Flavor was nicely subtle but still nuanced and well rounded. Smooth dark earthy toffee mixed with some biscuity yeastiness and some toast, with just a hint of earthy grainy chocolate sweetness. Overall kinda drier than I hoped, but this is a nice lager experience. 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 bottle-conditioned 33cl 2013 batch. hazed dark brown body with a fine-bubbled tan head with some retention and lacing. malty aroma with a lot of toasted grains and black patent char and dry licorice notes, but also a subtle gaminess (wet dog hair, animal scat / soil). medium-light body, medium sweetness, mild bitterness. very much in the vein of Czech tmavy: lots of chewy dark caramel malt and charred black malt but absent the roast of German-style schwarzbier. crunchy, toasty and lightly husky malt flavor. good calcium / mineral character plays nicely with Munich-like cookie batter, caramel, vanilla and nut character. rich, chewy, round, enjoyable malt savoriness. thankfully the early gaminess goes away after some time, or I get used to it enough that it’s not an issue. quite good, but for the price I will buy Session Black in bulk and be happy enough. laiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
33 cl bottle @ HBF’13
Aroma is rather nice with cocoa and roasted malt. Flavour has cocoa, roastd malts and coffee. Feels like a schwartzbier that feels like a stout. And it seems that this is actually a dunkel...