arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2010UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2015
On tap at the Fountainhead, Chicago. Smells warmly malted and toasty, like a malted milk ball hovering over Rochefort 10. Flavor is unassuming at first, slightly fruity and quite bready malts riding a medium and refreshing dunkel body. Slightly oily right after the swallow, this settles into a long and pretty subtle oak finish, getting woody and dry very slowly with a lingering trace of vanilla throughout. The wood is not overdone at all, which is surprising considering the style of beer carrying it. Very smooth and drinkable, I’m sure this would make an awesome food or cheese pairing if done right.
On tap at Joe’s Place in Iowa City. Arrived in a pint glass.
Appearance: A deep reddish-brown with coppery tones, capped with a somewhat beige head less than a finger thick, which dissipates rather quickly.
Smell: Caramel, toffee, some faint traces of oak, and a bit of walnut / pecan wafts out of the glass.
Taste: Superbly malty, this is a a festival of caramel and toffee, buoyed up by some notes of pecan and walnut. Here and there, slight traces of fruit appear, like a green apple. The finish is primarily toffee and nuts.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, on the light side of medium-bodied, and with just enough carbonation to not feel flat.
Overall: I enjoyed this dunkel. Will repeat. gopherfan99 (1776) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Tap; pours amber with a beige head; aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, and hints of wood; taste is fairly sweet with caramel and malt with hints of toffee, nuts, and wood; finish is dry; not bad GuenSmith (28) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Poured on tap red, amber, blush, smells of malt, spices, has a crispy/toasty note as well. Tastes of malt/toast, finishing clean and smooth with a pleasant warming aftertaste badgerben (5119) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Dark brown color with a small head. Light malt aroma. Flavors of yeast and sweet malt. Somewhat buttery character. Gets yeastier as the pint goes. Nuffield (4167) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
I saw the ratings before I ordered it, and I should have trusted them: this is a fine but somewhat underwhelming beer. Some basic dunkel flavors, yeasty and bready, with good sweetness, but a thin flavor profile. I had some in my glass quite some time later, and then there was a nice fruity note hiding in there. Still, not especially enticing. Tap at brewpub.
Nero55 (935) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Draft. Amber/brown with thin head. Aroma of light stone fruit, malt sweetness, and a hint honey. Light body, medium sweetness, fruit, toffee, and a sweet finish. jackl (8022) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Keg @ Surly. Deep reddish brown with a small head. Plenty of toffee and toasted brown bread on the nose. Nice toasty dry cocoa flavor. Plum and chocolate with a touch or orange. Easy drinking. Medium body, soft carbonation. AWISLguy (3016) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Tap from the Firkin for the Surly Tap Takeover. Reddish brown pour with a orange head. Aroma has stone fruits, chocolate, light nut. Taste is of stone fruits, sweet fruits, some nut. A light barleywine? Also a bit of wine cooler to it. Not like any other dunkel I’ve had. 13.2 vikingguy (1101) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2015
Dark hazy Amber. Sweet bready aroma. Taste- sweet bread dough and some mild spice and molasses. Nice
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On tap at Surly. Can’t complain..........................................