MartinT (9535) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Wet newspapers envelop caramelized cereals in this otherwise tight and rich Dunkel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the deep shiny amber.
-This bottle was well oxidized even though it was more than a month before its ’best before’ date. A mistreated bottle, or simply a beer that doesn’t hold up that well?
-A rum coulis is imagined riding the soft bubbling.
-This is my first and only Schönram disappointment. Will try again for sure.
mateuszk (2424) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours deep brown with beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, mellases, raisins. In taste sweet at first but that disappears and leaves you with nice herbal bitterness. Very nice dunkel, not sweetish in aftertaste, drinkable, tasty.
crossovert (11796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Amber pour wiht an off white head which quickly fizzes away. It is still within it’s "best by date" but only by 2 months. Good dunkel aroma, some spices, dark bread, and fruits. Flavor is dark fruits, hint of coffee, nicely dry, bit of water character. Not bad, fwiw the first time I’ve seen it on the shelf was today.
hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 Pt., 0.9 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Reddish brown with a small off white head some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, bread and maybe even some chocolate notes. Taste is sweet, and very malty, a little bit of roast and caramel. Interesting, enjoyable and drinkable.
Headbanger (3942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9oz bottle 7/12/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-38° in Lager Glass-Pours a clear medium brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and toffee. Taste of the same with a bit of brown sugar coming thru. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.
Koelschtrinker (18349) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild malziger Antrunk, stimmig, schnell steigende Würzigkeit. Hintergründige Bitterkeit, etwas Karamell. Dann eher herb, alles in Allem weich und stimmig. 11/10/11/10/12/11
drmet (881) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
-pours a clear copper with a medium,foamy,offwhite head
-low-medium carbonation visible
-caramel,nutty,plums,raisins,spice,to the nose plus cabbage and slight roast
-medium body,medium carbonation
-Very nice Dunkel
GoufCustom (1765) - HONG KONG - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Clear copper amber colour; One and a quarter finger head and crumpety off-white foam which last for 90 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of pretty rich dark malt, with moderate roastyness, sugar, caramel, strong toffee, faint coffee, light mustiness, dark bread, light lemon and strong grass; Medium sweet taste of dark malt, with very strong metallic, strong roastyness, strong musty, strong caramel, sugar, dark chocolate, dark bread, yeast, lemon, fairly strong bitter hops and strong grass; Close to medium body. Slick and slightly thick palate; Mouth feel is strongly roasted and pretty rich dark malt, with mouthful of dark bread. Sweetness and metallic was strong initially but subsided with further sips, but mustiness remains. Caramel and toffee formed its backbone, rich and slick. A bit simple, but all ingredients are in heavy attack mode. Pretty good!... Hoppiness is lemon and strong grass in nose and more so in taste. Bitterness is moderately strong for an abrupt, grassy malty- bitter finish; Slightly dry after taste. Bready and toffee-ish to mouth.
Comments: As I said, every ingredients and taste in this beer go all out to maximum effect. The result is simple-minded to some other top Dunkels (i.e. neither lively nor creamy), but it’s old-fashioned, honest and malty as hell. Enjoyable as liquid dark bread, literally!
DYCSoccer17 (3663) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle purchased at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. The aroma has a pleasant sweet toastiness, with just a little chocolate roast, too. There is a bit of a weird floral vibe to this, however. Transparent amber colored body with a medium, strong cream-colored head present. Starts with a bit of a sweet, toffee-like flavor. Lightly toasted in the middle with some caramel malts. Finishes with a bit of a swampy character before more toast comes in at the finish. This is good, but seems like there is just something that is off.
MichaelAwesome (6486) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - APR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Die Balance zu halten zwischen Malzigkeit und dem dumpfen Abgang danach ist recht schwierig und gelingt hier auch nur ganz knapp. Diese Schwere, die sich im Abgang entwickelt, die ist nicht jedermanns Sache. Aber an sich ist das Bierchen süffig ohne Ende und bei entsprechender Kühlung lässt es einen mit der Zunge schnalzen.