Travlr (24880) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Draft. Hazy brown color, thick tan head. Aroma of black pepper and caramel. Taste is bittersweet caramel. Not bad. ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Had under the alias "Monk’s Christmas" at Holy Grale, Louisville. Real nice malt profile with caramel, raisins, pineapple and light chocolate, but without the overbearing chocolate/caramel of many Dunkels. Appearance was reddish cola brown with bone head. Flavor matched the nose, but with the wonderful toasty, nutty finish that I enjoy in so many German beers. Palate was soft and chewy. Fantastic beer. jb (3254) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Under the Christmas label, this is very nice. Auburn color, sweet malty notes in the nose. Not very complex as befits a dunked. thegreenrooster (4406) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Pour is a dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Flavor is decently roasted caramel malt with a little earthyness left on the tounge after the swallow. A decent no frills dunkel. Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle at home. Pours a deep chestnut brown colour with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of bready yeast, biscuity malt, Weetabix, caramel and grassy hops. Similar biscuity flavour with a little grass again and light woody and earthy notes. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. Nice and malty with a chocolate linger.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 17, 2011
(500 ml labelled "Monk’s Christmas" from Bootleggers) Pours mostly clear dark tea brown with a large, lasting tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, vanilla and chocolate with some initial sourishness. Mouthfeel smooth, fairly full but filtered-feeling, borderline creamy. Flavor of chocolate, brown sugar and vanilla, a bit restrained but good. Turns more chocolatey as it warms. Pretty pleasant dunkel bier. madquacker (1143) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2011
Sweet and raisen like. Some prunes and a reddish hue. OK but noy really my thing. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Draught at TND: Aroma of malt, hops, and dust. Poured copper/amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, leaves, and marzen-like flavors. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, leaf, finish is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. thewolf (12599) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Bierzweg.de.Embrouille (2853) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2011
Pours clear chestnut with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, light caramel, some liqourice, grass and a hint of chocolate. Highish carbonation, dry and light mouthfeel. Flavour is mild sweet, some toasted caramel, softly roasted. A bit of chocolate. Good malty and grassy bitterness. Nicely drinkable.
Bottled 50cl. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. Lost the tasting notes unfortunately. Another delicious beer from this brewery.