Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark caramel color with a creamy head formation and a malty aroma. The taste is slightly nutty, with hints of caramel, a touch of chocolate, and fresh malts. Nicely balanced finish with a subtle touch of hops.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle sweetness in the aroma and carries through this brew. Finishes to the sweet side. The verdict is still out on this one.
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap from Old Chicago over the Oktoberfest celebration. I was quite impressed with this beer. Although not "quite" as malty as I expected, it was very good. The malt was balanced nicely by the hop bitterness, with little hop aroma. The body was just a little bit light. Overall, a very drinkable beer.
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small beige head atop clear mahogany body. Aroma is sweet, nutty, and caramel. Taste is caramel, nutty, mediuim sweet. Medium body.
ElGaucho (2400) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Old Chicago. Unsweetened molasses aroma at first whiff. Some sweetness emerges at second whiff. Clear dark reddigh brown in color. Small, off-white head that mostly diminishes. Not much lace. This is a maltfest. Significant alcoholic mouthfeel which is somewhat surprising given only 4.9% ABV. No bitterness whatsoever, although I suppose one shouldn't expect any from a German Dunkel. Not much sweetness making this a bit boring and one-dimensional.
Dorwart (2578) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent head that is creamy on top. Nice lacing. Aroma is a little earthy with some roasted malts. Color is a nice dark brown. Flavor is a little bland but refreshing for a dark beer with some more malts. Finish leaves a slight metallic aftertaste but is smooth. An ok dunkel but nothing special.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
licorice, dry soy, not good. ruby body, small white head. dry, grainy, roastey and soy. flat and funky
jgb9348 (6044) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown in colour with a thin white head. Fragrant cherry/cranberry aroma with a perfect amount of maltiness. Light-bodied; Mild flavour, a bit of sweetness in the taste. Aftertaste mild as well, not showing much character. Overall, smells and looks much better than it actually is! I had this pint on draught at the Old Toad in Rochester, New York on 20-October-2003.
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite uninspiring really, not very strong flavour and chemical aftertaste. I was disappointed.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a dark brown with almost no head. Aroma was faint and of malt. The flavor was smooth, but a bit thin. I had hoped for a more robust beer. Not bad, but I probably won't get it again.