RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (6100) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 14, 2007
On tap at Stone. Murky brown with no head. Aroma of caramel. Taste of burnt toast and banana with a figgy sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Slightly hazy brown pour. Banana, light fruit, a bit of bready malt, and a hint of chocolate. This beer is easy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Inbreak (5043) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2016
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4537) - Holbćk, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4486) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3577) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3007) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (2946) - GREECE - JUN 20, 2016
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.

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