bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled as Brou Czech Dark. Pours clear brown with a fluffy, lacy light tan head. Noble hop and biscuit aroma. Light body and medium carbonation. Very light sweetness to the taste, nutty, burnt sugar. Crisp, floral and lightly bitter finish. Easy drinker, but I wouldn’t be against a little more malt presence.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
350 ml bottle from TJs. Clear reddish color with a fizzy white head. Malty aroma and bready taste without much else going on.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brou Czech Dark -
The aroma was Munich malt and chocolate with caramel through the moussy brown head. The beer poured brown with an amber highlight coupled to a tall small bubbled head which lasted well to lace the glass. The flavor was malty with a light bit of smoke in the chocolate, nutty and caramel world. The flavor was toasty and had just a bit of a grassy character. The finish was dry with lasting light bittering into the aftertaste. The body was medium, or just a skinch below, the carbonation was moderate and the beer was almost creamy on the palate. A decent beer, quite enjoyable to consume. 12 ounce bottle. Purchased at Trader Joes.
BelgianBeerGal (3979) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. A czech dunkel? Sounded strange but tasted great. Dark brown/amber colour. Aroma was sweet malt. Flavour was nice chocolate and malt. Slight bitterness at the finish. Well done
bhensonb (14765) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
As Brou Czech Dark; bottle from Trader Joe’s. Something of a brown sugar aroma. Dark mahogany color with a little tan head. A bit thin in body, and the carbonation is mild and fizzy. The flavor seems to be light chocolate and medium roasted malt. The slightly sweet finish has a decent amount of bitter, and coffee seems to be present now. Drinks well.
mjg74 (3072) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Very deep ruby in color. Lightly sweet sugary/chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate flavors. Some roasted maltiness as well. Pretty easy little sipper.
Quack-Duck (9368) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Dark reddish-brown colour, large and very persistent head, quite creamy. Full-bodied and malty, slighlty sweet with lovely bitter hops as a contrast. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Bitter-sweet character - brilliant!
andrewboss (137) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 Bottle... wonderful dark color with a light brown head. Superb aroma! Tons of character in the mouthfeel with a bitter finish. One of my favorite beers. Hugely underrated, in my opinion.
Maverick34 (3149) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Bottle. Really cheap (2$ bottle in manhattan) and pleasantly surprising. Dark brown wmedium head, some sugary notes, nutty aroma, & some bitterness to finish. Good value!
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown with light reddish highlights. Fast fading tan head. Aromas of toffee, toasted malts and toasted nuts. Clean with a slightly herbal character with notes of kettle caramelization or decoction. A bit of peppery ethanol that seems a bit out of place, but it isn’t too offensive. Light nutty flavour, some brown sugar/caramel and a soft herbal hop finish. It’s not the greatest dunkel, but it’s not a bad one either. It’s alittle bit minty toward the finish as well. Finishes quite dry and the body is a bit leaner than I prefer, but despite that it’s reasonably pleasant.