Johnsense (1556) - - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour, 2 fingers of off-white head. Lots of lace here. Aroma of fresh bread, Caramel, toasted malt. fresh bread up front, rye, caramel, very slight hint of yeast, Malty, toasty, Slightly spicy. Medium body. Getting better as it warms. Wish I had some schnitzel to go with this - a fairly good liquid-bread dunkel. *bumped up a point as this is getting very drinkable as it warms.
Sammy (11845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with an enormous lasting big bubbly head, leaving lots of lace. Bold malty aroma. Smooth creamy, easy drinking dunkel. FInishes sweet. Although not spectacular taste, I enjoyed it. Dry sugary aftertaste.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark pour with a tan head. Brown sugar and candied dark fruit aroma. The flavor is surprisingly different, yet also very good, than the aroma. Roasted malts and bread with a hint of yeast and spice. This is the best of this style that I’ve had, I wish I had found it sooner.
alexsdad06 (9938) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear cola brown color with a large yellowish beige head. The aroma is light but has some doughy bread, grass, light fruits. The flavor is malt forward; lightly toasted bread, dough, light fruits with a subtle spicy note. Not bad.
Huhzubendah (3689) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another thoughtful tick from drabmuh. Thanks Matt.
The beer is dark chestnut with russet highlights when held to the light. The head is light tan colored and leaves sparse lacing on the pint glass.
The aroma is mild, but I get faint whiffs of brown bread, biscuits, lager.
The flavor picks things up a bit, with some grain, bread, a touch of alcohol, and a dry finish. Some fruit and nut characters emerge as the beer warms.
Light in body and pretty smooth sailing, with a lingering lag presence. A touch of bitterness in the finishes adds balance.
Overall, this was ok.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-24-2012
onceblind (8930) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark nutty amber with a lush pillowy light-khaki head. Nose of bittersweet deep maltiness, earthy roast, dark toast, and dough. Flavor had a nice malty earthiness with toast and dough, dark sweetness, a gentle kiss of bitterness, just a little kiss of molasses, and a doughy finish. Lovely little dunkel.
italianjohn (3068) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost clear dark deep brown chestnut pour with thin off white head and light lacing .... aroma is roasted and nutty with light caramel malts .... taste is nutty and roasted with a dark fruity yeast and a light spice/bitter hop bite .... light roasted simple and good
tmoreau (4164) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a SA pint glass showing a clear, dark mahogany hue, with a modest layer of tan froth & bubbles, and ribbony lacing. The aroma presented a toasted, almost roasted nature, with smooth maltiness, cocoa, and a touch of nuttiness. A bit of treacle, moderate, earthy bitterness, and maybe just a hint of sweetness followed the aroma notes into the flavor. With a medium+ body, and appropriate carbonation to accentuate the flavor notes, the finish retained some of the mellow, hop bitterness together with a crisp dryness. A very presentable Dunkel, and a worthy member of this last season’s Longshot medal winners.
Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Smells of dark roasted malt with hints of caramel and dark fruit. Tastes of thickly roasted malt, molasses, brown sugar, and barley with a hint of dark fruity esters. Thick body and fairly smooth -- though not perfectly. Fairly good.
JDBaker11058 (2071) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: mahogany brown, with lovely dark red highlights. Aroma: caramel, dark toast, chocolate, toffee, cherries, plums, and roasted nuts. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: smooth, sweet, a little fruity, and with a bit of toasty spices. Notes: Very drinkable, pretty sweet, and nicely tasty. Not bad at all.