crossovert (12253) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle best before March ’12.
It pours a nice looking dunkel reddish brown but the head is sudsy and dissipates immediately with no lacing.
The smell is mostly grainy with some caramel and a hint of raisin.
The taste is sweeter and surprisingly more bitter than most dunkels. It isn’t the perfect balance though. It is hinged upon more cloying-like sweetness and more flavorless bitterness instead of that sweet but subtle sweetness and balancing hop flavor that a good dunkel should exhibit. Nevertheless it isn’t bad, but it certainly could be more refined.
Rune (12061) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle shared with Finn in the biergarten at Viktualienmarkt, München. Clear ruby brown with a filmy layer. Sweet malts dominate the vague smell. Roasted, but not burnt malt in flavour plus sweet toasty notes. Maybe a bit too sweet. Medium bodied (18.06.2007)
kevnic2008 (11837) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with an off white head. Caramel aroma. Sweet caramel taste with chocolate as well.
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. From Germany.
Dark reddish colour with small off-white head. Sweet caramel, some butter and roasted malt in aroma. Weak sweetish caramel, butter, dark fruits and malt in flavour.
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Coffee malt aroma. Dark brown color - moderate head. Nice coffee malt flavor to match the aroma - just a bit on the weak side but otherwise very nice.
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Uncle Chris’ house in Fürth. Clear, dark orange appearance with a nice, light brown head. Quite toasty, somewhat herbal/woody, lightly nutty, mild caramel malty aroma. Nutty, mild toffee, grassy, herbal, toasty malty flavor. Pretty decent.
Desverger (10512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bar, Copenhagen - fuzzy brown pour with beige head. Medium sweet bready malty aroma and taste, caramel and nutty, brown sugar, light roasty, some toffee, decent enough.
KimJohansen (10484) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, rye bread and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and hints of chocolate. Finished sweet.
pivnizub (10451) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep amber coloured, big fluffy brownish head; aroma: coffee, vinous, roasted malts, traces of dried plums; slightly sweetish beginning, but hoppiness comes through in the finally dry taste; bitter-sweet finish; lacks a bit a fuller body, but all in all O.K., nothing more....
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a creamy head. The aroma has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt and caramel. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt, hints of coffee and caramel. It’s an uncomplicated and nice dunkel.