mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Lasting malty chocolate coffee aroma.Medium brown appearance with big head.Tingling carbonation.Balanced malty hoppy flavor with some mellow caramel and chocolate.Dry hoppy chocolate finish. JPDIPSO (6296) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Clear color with a hint of orange when heisted to the heavens. Moderate foamy ecru head that seems to a smooth tight bubbled lid. Heavy vail of lace. Mild aroma of toasted bread and dry flower hops. Mild caramel and dark chocolate also invade the proboscis. Smooth lightly oily fell. Dry lightly nutty start followed by a touch of caramel and malt sweetness which is then swept away by a rather sharp herbal bitterness. The finish gets to sharp and distracts to much for my taste, but still better then many dunkels. Braudog (6898) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Poured a chocolate brown with a pretty big pillowy head. Very malty aroma with a bit of wood-chippiness. Flavor is lighter, a wisp of smoke, chocolate malt and a light fruity bite. Good. User37895 (3085) - - JUN 5, 2007
Another fine example of the dunkel style, one that is admitedly a little boring. The pour was standard chestnut brown in color, nice offwhite frothy head with excellent retention, just saw there, somewhat pillowy. The aroma was nutty and chocolate. The flavor was nutty, grassy, chocolate, herbal/earthy, caramel, and also had a touch of coffee. Mouthfeel was full for the style, yet well attenuated and somewhat dry even thin in the big scheme of the beer world. Nice stuff, probably close to amazing fresh on tap in Germany. jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle courtesy of the boss! Hey, she tried. A nice enjoyable, medium-everything dunkel. Nothing extravagent, but nothing to really complain about. Great appearance as it boasts a nice frothy two finger head. Flavor picked up a bit of caramel, toffee, and nut - as expected, with a touch of water. Overall, an enjoyable beer, and pretty much what I was expecting considering the abv.
FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2009
500ml bottle (BeerAngel.de)Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
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.
It’s mahogany red with a creamy, dense and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts and milk chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, nuts, a little dark fruits, and the finish is roasted and dry again with some dark fruits. A very nice dunkel. garmonbozia (450) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle from Halftime. Amber color. Taste was of dried fruits, and spices. Tasted litle banana. Nice caramel sweetness. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
10/24/2013. 500 ml. bottle. Deep copper color with a tan head. Aromas of grain and roasted malt. Caramel flavors, little sweet and light on hops. Medium carbonation. Not bad at all. Ernest (7886) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2017 Bottle (L7102, so Apr 12, 2017 bottling, perhaps?).
Head is initially large, frothy, rocky, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is clear medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread,
molasses, nuts), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet,
lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic,
moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Solid rendition, even if not super exciting (although it's apparently not very fresh, which will certainly have an impact on a beer of this type). Nice dark-toast bread-crusty malt, so very German. Good flavor balance as well, but a tad watery. Would love to try it fresher, but it's quite enjoyable as-is.