KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with a enormous (4+ finger) light tan frothy head that lasted throughout and had some excellent spotty sheets of lace.
The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt, a pine hop and a musty yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee and dark fruit (raisins and prunes).
The taste was nice and malty with a touch of toffee sweetness and a hint of chocolate from the beginning then proceeded to become mildly bitter and hoppy with a note of coffee and just a light presence of dark fruit towards the end. The flavor lasted a decent while after the swallow with a nice roasty hoppiness left lingering on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a shade or two under medium in body with a nice dry texture and an almost fizzy carbonation.
Overall an impressive roasty brew. Sweet, bitter and quite malty, it had it all going on...
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Dark in color with a pleasing bitter taste and a slight hoppy aftertaste. Might be a good dark session beer. Enjoyable.
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Bottle. Dark brown like stained oak. Virtually no head whatsoever after the first few seconds. The beer emits a sweet aroma and drinks with a easy-going dunkel character -- sweetly malty, with a tinge that almost crosses the line into cocoa, but not quite. Easy to drink, unoffending in any way, so most anyone would be OK with it. (#4472, 2/7/2012) Cybercat (5834) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Strong, malty aroma is slightly musky and has earthy, molasses and nutty notes. It pours a somewhat translucent sepia with a fairly thick, if not persistent, wheat-brown head that leaves considerable lacing. Rich flavor has a malty core and caramel, earthy, nutty and molasses notes. Firm-bodied texture is smooth yet rather tingly, leaving an earthy, woody finish. Eminently drinkable and enjoyable. bigguns22 (798) - Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
This is a great looking beer.Dark brown with hues of red.The head is huge,tan and creamy.This beer is lighter then you may think but still pretty good.Flavors lite and malty and just a touch bitter.
bryanm18 (48) - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 A little bit of bitterness on the finish. Nice dark brown with a slightly off-white head. Very palatable, but a little bit thinner than I like. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Aroma of roasted nuts, caramel, and hints of pine. Pours murky brown with a medium head. Tastes sweet with nuts, apple peel, caramel, and a bitter lager aftertaste. Decent autumn beer. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a dark amber color with a short tan head and little lacing. The aroma and flavor have a big rich, dark bready toast, caramel, nutty and coca character, that begins dry and then a sweet candy note rolls in before a mildy bitter and fruity finish. A bit thin in the mouth with a light body and mild carbonation. Very easy to drink and smooth.
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
A: the pour is dark brown in color with a finger of off-white head.
S: Starts off with a mild aroma of roasted malts. This is followed by hints of chocolate and a light coffee note. There are some hints of dark fruits, specifically raisins, along with a mild toffee sweetness and some toasted bread.
T: Coffee grounds and roasted malts are the first flavors I pick up. Those are followed by toffee and toasted bread, which provide a nice, subtle sweetness. There is jus a light bitterness and earthy hop flavor.
M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.
O: You don’t often see a Dunkel as part of a US brewery’s regular line-up, let alone a well done one. Solid beer. kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Dark wheaty aroma. Dark pour with a small light tan head. Lighter hoppy flavor with an overwhelming bitterness. Cold and quick mouthfell. Sharp bitter and cold finish. Sharp.