justsayswell (285) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Transparent mahogany pour. Light coffee colored head that swells but disappears quickly. Little lacing. Nose is molasses, faint coffee, nutty malt. Light bodied. Taste starts out nutty with a little watery coffee, then some corn and cereal peeps through. Finishes malty and a little tangy. It’s ok for what it is. nealblind (2007) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2015
yellow brown pour tan head. Aroma grain, caramel. tastes mild choco. this is a purely functional brew for people who want a watery brown beer. Obfuscate (607) - Minneapolis, - JAN 14, 2015
Pretty decent session beer. Really drinkable like most Schell’s beers. Sweet caramel with a light bitterness. The ’Firebrick’ is better, try that. alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours amber brown in color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild toasted malt, light caramel, light cocoa, some earth, seems like a watered down porter, nothing really bad just flat and boring. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a brown color with off-white head. Caramel and roasted malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malt. Light bodied for a dark beer.
MNAle (234) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Not sure what to make of this. It is different. I bought a couple of bottles on a whim. Really, really sweet. Its OK, I guess, but I doubt I will buy it again. fattybladdy (830) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle, pours a dark ruby amber. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is toasted grain and dark malt, a bit watery. WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2014
This is such a strange beer for any sort of respectable beer geek. I guess it fills a niche, this is the sort of beer that a pale lager drinking grandpa would drink a few times per year when he was feeling exotic.
It’s not really ’dark’ - more just overly sweet tasting. It’s not awful, and with the right food pairing it might work. But it just comes across as adjunct forward and bland, without any depth really. "Fair to middlin" ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2013
The beer flavor and aromas are sadly lacking. This is about as bland as a dunkel can get. Tried at the brewery with Vaughn and Amanda. northropfrye (3731) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
Thanks GV for the one. A pretty basic dunkel here. Dark brown, some roast notes but overall pretty subtle.