PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Glowing ruby brown with a rusty orange hue and an off white film of head. Clean toasted Munich malts- dry with a lightly sweet bready heartiness. Creamy light body. Clean flavor with toasted rounded Munich malts. Some mild raisin & brown sugar maltose character. A standard flawless classic Dunkel profile, but nothing standout.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tiffany’s in Kalamazoo, MI. Dark brown with red tint and medium, creamy beige head. Aroma is slightly sweet and red fruit with some grain, a little bit of stinkiness, some nuttiness. Flavor is medium sweet and minerally, red fruit, grain, bread and nuttiness. Medium to light body, slightly watery with chalkiness. No bad, a little off though.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a near-perfect, for a dunkel, clear, slightly red, dark brown with a fantastic thick tall foamy beige froth 4.5. Aroma of hay, munich malts, sweet and nutty, hint of chocolate. Flavor follows, dark but light and drinkable, not terribly sweet either, earthy, chocolate, bread and hay, nutty, fairly bitter finish. Watery body, med/light, slightly heavy but with low carbonation and no stickiness making it easy to drink. Satisfying.
alexanderj (3577) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; poured a dark auburn with a khaki colored head. Aroma was quite nice; doughy, caramel, nuts with a bit of cocoa dust. Flavor was not as good; dry and malty. Alot of chocolate malt with a good dash of mineral water. Some earthiness and caramel, with a small, but noticeable hop presence in the finish. Palate was at times a bit on the watery side. Ok, but expected more after the solid aroma.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a mahogany body with a tan lacy head. Dry fruity floral body with a lame caramel malty sweetness and earth y bitterness. A bit of dingy chocolate malt dry and a bit grain y. Thin and simple.
bierkoning (12788) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Caramel and milk chooclate in the aroma. Caramelly malty flavor with a chichory bitterness. Just a bit sweet. This beer is a bit of an old mans’ drink.
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (BeerAngel.de)
Deep red, large doughy head. GRainy nutty arona. Full palate. Big roasty toasty taste, almost buttered, with a dollop of cream and jam.Pleasant bitterness too, this is full-bodied, and tasty, yet delightlyfully refreshing. Dunkel as it should be.
v8powered (146) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good carmel nutty flavor and filled with malt. A little bit of bitterness but it is well balanced with the flavors in the beer. Some good earth flavor tells you it is a German beer. The finish tapers off quickly but is still very enjoyable.
TBone (16438) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (Beerangel, BB 07/2009, alc. 4.9 %).
Clear dark ruby color, good creamy beige head. Nutty-caramelly nose with some chocolate in it too. Soft palate. Starts milk chocolate and toasted, but in the finish there is also some bitter flavors. Good maltyness in this enjoyable dunkel.
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle. Pours a nice umber/mahogany shade with a creamy beige head. Leaves some fine spotty lacing. Aroma is nutty with some fresh baked dark bread and caramel. Toasted grain flavor with sweeter toffee/caramel notes. A little bit of earthy character and a slightly metallic note on the finish. Light and dry, but could use more body. Finish is on the watery side. Smooth carbonation, easy to drink. Decent dunkel but not robust enough.