ClarkVV (6100) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught sample at ABF on 6/16/07
Milk chocolate-colored body shows a medium clarity, with a light tan head that is short-lived, fading to cover, and allowing minimal lacing.
German chocolate cake in the nose, with hazelnut and dry roast, not too sweet (despite the cake reference), but then, not very lagerish either. I suppose there is a bit of mineral-like, crispness, but it seems a lot more like a brown ale to me. Some brown sugar sweetness creeps in with warming, but a toasty dryness is there to balance it. Esters, as others mention, are present, though I dont think it was out-of-control with them (shouldnt have any, though). Medium strength of aroma, no flaws (though esters are kind of a flaw for the style).
Rich, chocolate and caramel sit up front, slowly drying out with a touch of coffee and lots of breadiness. Decidedly more crisp than expected on the end, with dry yeast and yet a fruitiness lingering on, which I’m not so sure is not just derived from the malt. I didnt get any heavy banana and bubble gum. Body seems too soft, with the carbonation not doing enough to keep it from being a little too much on the sweet side. A great beer; I just wouldn’t pick it out as a dunkel.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stone. Murky brown with no head. Aroma of caramel. Taste of burnt toast and banana with a figgy sweetness.
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy brown pour. Banana, light fruit, a bit of bready malt, and a hint of chocolate. This beer is easy.
Inbreak (5043) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2016
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
13.09.2016, tap @ UNA:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish roasted, weeds, minerals, dark malts, unripe banana, paper, bark, grass, sawdust, yeast. Taste is slightly sour-ish mineraly, weeds, sour grass, bloodlike minerals, bark, roasted grain, paper, yeast, almond essence, unripe banana. Medium, sour-ish mineraly mouthfeel. Next!
stouby (4537) - Holbćk, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Himmeriget. Hazy dark brown to black with an off-white head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, roasted). Flavor medium sweet, light bitter. Light to medium body, soft carbonated.
Maakun (4486) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at La Rovira. Deep reddish brown with beige head. Caramel, toffee, dry cocoa, raisins, dry dead leaves. Light sweet and bitter. Under medium bodied. Not bad.
alexanderj (3577) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at San Clemente location; poured a brownish color, somewhat light. Aroma of yeast/bubblegum and a light caramel/chocolate malt presence. Was a little disappointed in this one; flavor was similar to the aroma, but just didn’t stand out for me.
WeeHeavySD (3383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Stone World Bistro. Pours light brown with a thin white ring head. Light sugary sweet malty aroma. The taste is both light and rich at the same time. Very tasty dunkel lots and lots of flavor. This beer shows the PP know how to handle Junk in the Trunk.
JohnC (3007) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2007 On draft at Pizza Port San Clemente
It pours a muddy brown with a small head. The flavor has lots of fig, dates and other goodies. The nose has lots of banana and clove in it..nice brew
rouhlas (2946) - GREECE - JUN 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Sour & Bitter #3, Copenhagen. Unclear dark brown to black color with off white to beige head. Malty and yeasty aroma, roasted, bready, caramel, fruity, banana. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.