Drjohnrock (739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12 ounce bottle bought from The Veggie Wagon in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, tasted on August 8, 2013. Nice dark brown/ruby hue, sweet malty nose, flavor like the aroma but with a chemical taste that causes me to significantly lower my rating. I feel 3.1 is being lenient. Unless I got an old bottle, can’t understand the overall high marks this beer gets.
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour of dark caramel brown with foamy off white head. Aroma of toast and caramel malt. Taste of sweet malt with touches of walnut and brown sugar sweetness. Med lightly carbonated body with a clean and a touch bitter finish. Over all balanced drinkable beer.
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jcnielsen (3302) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with white head. Caramel, nutty, malty aromas. Caramel, brown sugar, syrupy, malty flavors. Pretty good American version of a dunkel.
obguthr (5918) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Walnut, charred oak nose. Hazy ruby brown, medium head, some lacing. Sweet barley malt flavor, mild walnut accents. Finishes earthy. Medium body. Serviceable.
theisti (3980) - Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle at the Bucket Shop Cafe in Atlanta, Georgia. The pour is a light haze copper orange with a minimal off white head. The aroma has some nut and soft toast malt. The taste is clean, fresh solid Dunkel flavor profile. The toasted malt is the main character, with some softly sweet nut behind. The palate is light bodied, soft carbonation and a clean finish. Simple, well made, easy to drink.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Marriott Airport in Atlanta. No glass pour so not sure what it looked like. Obviously dark. Aroma was mild with bread, toffee, and caramel. Little leather smelling. Taste was less exciting than the aroma. Rather light in the toffee and caramel that can make a Dunkel so good. Mild carbonation. Medium body. Finish was a little chalky. Mediocre.
firemarshal (206) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into lager glass. Dark brown color. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, herbal hops, earthy. Chocolate taste with coffee, malt, nutmeg accents. Thick feel, long finish. Not as advertised to me, but really good nonetheless.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bready aroma, with some dark malt aroma. Nice, light body with taste of pumpernickel bread.
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells a little corn-y. Other than that a delicious dark lager. Excellent malts that pair well with food, sessionable flavor that keeps me going back for more. There is a nice roastiness that stands in to balance the sweetness. The corn aroma is only aroma, I don’t get any in the flavor.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ TacoMac, Cumming. Dark brown color, tan bumpy foam. Aroma of toasted, roasted grain. Tastes of burnt toasted bread. Hints of chocolate malt grain. Tart wheat notes. Charred grain bitterness in the finish. (3910)