shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. Nutty chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut brown with moderate tan head. Slightly sweet chocolate malt flavor with a lightly bitter herbal hops finish. Nice body. An excellent dunkel. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle. Black bread and chocolate malt and prune aroma. Chestnut with a small, quickly dissipating tan head. Dark bread, sweet chocolate malt, and prune flavor. Smooth medium body. I really loved the chewy dark bread flavor going on in this one, and found it going down far too easily. This is one I could drink a little too much of if I wasn’t careful. Evolutionary (503) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle from beer of the month club. Dry smell and very malty taste. Smooth mouthfeel. Dark color and good pour.
---Rated via my mouth Patrickctenchi (6592) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Pours dark brown with tan head..
Scent is dark fruit, cola.
Flavour is Bread, raisin, chocolate, roasted malt...
A very tasty, semi-sweet, smooth beer...
Definitely one I want to have on hand in the cellar.
Simple, but excellent. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 6/18/10. 12oz bottle picked up in Findlay, OH. Poured into a mug. Pours a dark sweet tea-looking color with a thin tan head resting on top. Little retention, less lace. Scents of dark fruits, raisins, faint alcohol, and warm pumpernickel.
The body is of moderate depth. Carbonation level is decent. Good crisp feel. As far as flavor goes, this is one of the best of the style I’ve ever had. They really nailed it where it counts. Great bready flavors abound, some faint molasses, and plenty of chocolate malts. This reminds me at times of a chocolate drink. Very well-done. I could have another, no problem. Recommend.
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
Not much head, and a very dark amber color with deep hints of red. Good malty flavor up front that fades quickly. zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 9, 2012
Pours rusty to clear brown with lots of carbonation and medium beige head, aroma of nuts, cookies, dough, chocolate, flavor of malt, roasted malt, nuts, sweetness, light bodied, nice chicowv (478) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2012
12 oz bottle via Benny: Pours dark, mostly black with a nice tan head. Taste is complex with toasted malts and a light spruce hop. Palate is smooth, bubbly and very complex for a lager. Very nice offering. rondphoto (4455) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Clear ice tea color with fast disappearing head and no lace. The taste is the surprise: a nicely balanced caramel malt and effervescent bittering in the finish. Smooth drinking, sessionable, altogether a decent brew for a light evenings work. GnarlyGnome (770) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle: pours a nice dark brown color with a small off white head. It has toffee, roasty rich and sweet aromas. The flavor is nice and full with lots of brown sugar and roastiness.