otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: garnets and rubies, relatively dark but definitely not brown. Khaki head leaves a minor bubbly collar bordering a thin blotchy head of foam. Swirls more bubbly than puffy.
Nose: grainy and a bit hard. Overall faint, requires work to dredge up any discernable aromas. Old dry wood. Stale pumpernickel crust. Minerally in the back; limestone.
Palate: much sweeter than the nose implied; borderline saccharine. Pumpernickel in the finish with a lingering saltiness. Sadly even more one-dimensional than the nose. Old dried wood underneath. Maybe a bite or two of dark fruit meatiness mixed in with the pervasive sweetness which is taking on the persona of candied sugar sticks ala rock candy.
Final Thoughts: green bottles are so wrong, though clear bottles are even more wrong. I wouldn’t go so far as to say skunked, but definitely there was nothing appetizingly dunkel about this beer at all. I’ll stick to my Ayinger, thankyouverymuch.
TaxiDriver (1775) - Stadland, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The Dunkel smells flowery, a little bit citrus and grapefruit. The medium white creamy head stays normal long. The body is dark red. The taste is light bitter, a little bit of chocolate, medium duration. The body is light to medium with a light creamy and dry texture, the carbonation is medium.
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma, is slight, nor as strong as some beers but it is skunky, with a malty coffe smell. Taaste is watery, malty, good balance slight skunk. Nice dunkel color. dark and brown, lovely actually. slight head no lace.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color is brown with a white head. Taste is roasted wet malts. Finishes with an unpleasent feel on the palate.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(on bottle) The colour is very not-dunkel; strangely amberish in stead. Has a vague nose and a watery finish. But inbetween, the taste, is interesting, with a rounded, creamy carameld smoothness.
DerWeg (1659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautifully smooth and integrated DL - very clean yeast, crisp acidity but very little reidual bitterness. Very nice!
ghawener (1601) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - JAN 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Second rating from this brewery, so far, pretty avg beers. Funky, cool bottle with a big belly and long neck! Food Pairing: Liverwurst.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich very rich toasty aroma,ceral grain ,you can smell the slight chardness of the malt, almost an amber like color,flavor is the dark grains and just that little hint of something,that makes me think of German Chocolate cake,with that little tease in the swallow,distinctly German dunkel,light ,drinkable,especially for a dark, clean,satisfying aftertaste. A great change of pace brew when you have been sipping pale lagers all day
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Det här var en behaglig upplevelse efter att ha druckit min kroppsvikt i pilsner-, lageröl. Välbalanserad öl med en förskitig maltighet i smaken och en behaglig sötma. Men framförallt skönt med något annat än lager.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(330 ml bottle from Rising Tide) Pours clear tea brown with several fingers of light biege head. Aroma of brown sugar, chocolate and vanilla . Palate is fairly smooth but a little weak and watery. Thin webby lacing. Flavor of chocolate, brown sugar, tea and vanilla - nice but mild. A bit ho-hum. I prefer a beefier, maltier dunkel.