KyotoLefty (10810) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2013
Gravity at GBBF. Amber-orange color with a thick, fine head. Rich chocolate malt flavor, caramel. Richly layered malt flavors, bready chocolate. Nicely done. McSherman (684) - Aachen, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2016
Schönes mahagonifarbenes Braun mit beigem Schaum. Malzig schokoladiger Geruch. Geschmack ist leicht süß, sehr malzig mit Noten von Karamell und Schokolade. Kaum Hopfen. Stimmiges süffiges Bier. beerstar88 (587) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2017
Dunkles Bernstein, Rotstich. Unglaublich süffig, röstmalzig mit guter Würze. Piepenhenrich (1290) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only. hauxe (1024) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2017
Pours brown from the bottle. The frothy light tan head slowly subsides. Aroma is caramel and roasted grains. Taste is very mildly bitter up front with a strongly roasted character. Hints of grains, tobacco and ash. Body is medium, carbonation is mild, there is a subtle warmth at the finish. Overall a pretty decent dark lager.
NikitaDE (125) - Minsk / Schweinfurt, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2018
Dark brown color, moderate, short-lasting foam and specific aroma - fruits, caramel, a bit spicy. In taste - malty, a bit roasty, not metallic at all.Light body, oily texture, and bitter finish.
Among the best Dunkels, that I ever tried. jonas (8281) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2016 Rerate from bottle. Red neon chestnut. Light roast aroma. Medium full caramel toast base, earthy, hay, minerals - herbal grassy finish.
BottleDanielBrown (4567) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
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Dark chestnut, low creamy head.
Strange sweet perfumed toffee aroma.
Very sweet caramel base, oak, carbonized/smoked notes underneath.
Medium body, mellow mouthfeel, oak and caramel aftertaste.
Gravity at the Swan and Rushes annual German Beer Fest, Leicester. A bit of sweet choc and a smooth, clean Lager feel. Easy drinking and a nice enough flavour. Not too complex, or deep in flavour, but pleasant. chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 On gravity dispense at London Drinker Beer Festival, March 2005. It was being sold as simply Vierzehnheiligen Dark Lager but I guess its this beer. Mid brown colour. Butterscotch is quite noticeable in the aroma. There’s something a bit sweaty going on too. Butterscotch carries through onto the palate too. There’s toffee as well. OK, but I found it a bit on the flabby side. Not much hop presence. (5/3/6/3/11).
RE-RATE: On tap at Battersea Beer Festival. I can never remember which of these german beers I’ve had before. In this case, duplication wasn’t a big problem because the beer definitely presented better than before. Attractive dark oak colour. Slightly bready with a decent dry, woody finish.
omhper (25958) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2008
Bottled. Mahogany colour, firm head. Molasses and hazelnuts up front. Medium sweet and mediu bodied with rounded mouthfeel. The concentrated roasty flavour with licorice and chocolate makes it almost porterlike.