Berliner Kindl Bock Dunkel - Berliner Kindl Brauerei
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Reviews by IchLiebeBier:
3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
Appearance: Dark chestnut; cream colored, big head
Aroma: Malty; dried fruit
Taste: Sweet, malty, creamy start with a semi sweet, slightly bitter finish; not complex, but drinkable
Remarks: Probably a good session beer
Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
06-15-2013 02:15:22 | More by IchLiebeBier
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United Kingdom (England)
3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
500ml brown bottle, obtained in Berlin and flown home to review at leasure. That review day has arrived: poured into my lovely Wolnzacher Brauhaus glass tankard, the beer having a best before date of 11/11, some 5 months away.
Deep ground coffee colour (without milk), a tanned foaming head sat on top, half an inch initially, but thinning as the tasting progressed, but trying to stay the distance.
The beer was well chilled, so no smells at first: I willed the beer to give off some esters I could talk about: to be truthful it didn't give up a great deal, some chocolate and coffee I suppose.
Mild dark chocolate and roasted Kenyan coffee flavours, with a slightly burnt toffee semi-sweetness in the aftertaste. The beer getting sweeter as it warmed.
Mouth/body feel was fine, neither rich or creamy, but certainly not watery. The 7.0%ABv sitting nicely within the brew and hardly noticed, the carbonisation was just right, making it easy to drink and enjoyable.
This isn't a blow your socks off Bock, but it is well worth having if you can find it.
06-22-2011 18:26:17 | More by BlackHaddock
3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
500 ml bottle, bought at KaDeWe, Berlin. Dark reddish brown colour, large tan head. Pleasant roasty and malty sweet aroma, notes of dark chocolate, prunes and leather. Lightly roasty and malty flavour, hints of chocolate, pumpernickel bread and mild coffee. A pleasant and easy-drinking bock.
05-17-2006 19:45:15 | More by Sigmund
3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
Purchased from an Ulrich's in Berlin.
Pours a mahogany brown with bits of red shining through. It has a large off-white head that dissipates to a few millimeters over duration of the drink.
Aroma is slightly subdued. Mainly biscuity, bready malt character for me.
Taste is of that chewy malt mixed with hints of chocolate and perhaps dark cherries on the finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation.
Overall, full-flavored and clean, which allows the grain bill to shine through. No way to tell it is 7% abv! I will be having more of these.
02-09-2012 19:53:11 | More by FloppyDog
4/5 rDev +6.7%
Straight fours for this one...
Bought at Kaisers in Tempelhof and poured into my Andechs Williebecher glas. Pours dark brown with some ruby when seen through the light. Head is fine and dissipates after a few minutes. So much for my theory that German beers always have nice heads.
Aroma is sweet and slightly earthy. Flavor is almost like a rich british ale, but theres this cleanness in the aftertaste, like a good lager. Still it is sweet and chewy, tasting mostly of malt without being too overbearing. Slight bitterness from the hops as aftertaste, as well as some malt grist in there.
Mouthfeel is thick and yummy. Nicely carbonated. While there are better bocks out there, this is one good effort from the Kindl Brewery. It still retains a hint of that malt grist taste characteristic of the Brewery's other beers.
03-29-2006 12:28:07 | More by twilight
3.9/5 rDev +4%
Dark brown beer is almost black. Creamy off-white head fades quickly to a film. Bits of raisins and dark malt in the aroma. Low to no carbonation with a bit of fizz in the finish. Smooth drinking beer is mostly dark roasted malt flavors with few raisins and a drop of caramel. Nice, easy drinking dark beer with a good bit of alcohol.
06-17-2007 21:01:24 | More by HappyHourHero
3.48/5 rDev -7.2%
Served from a bottle into a Berliner Kindl goblet in Berlin. This brewery loves its goblets.
A: Black with an average head for the style.
Sm: Chocolate, toffee, maybe caramel.
T: Caramel finish. Opens into the body, which is a surprisingly well balanced mixture of chocolate, toffee, hints of caramel, hops, and beneath-the-surface undertones of barley. Well built for a dunkel, though it's strange how German dunkels seem to partially mimic (perhaps "share characteristics of" is a more historically appropriate expression) stouts. Dunkels are growing on me as a style.
Mf: Nice coarseness balance, but could use supplementary dryness on the climax. Major drawback is the syrupy alcohol finish.
Dr: Hides its ABV very well. Price is alright for Berlin. Give it a go, lads.
03-10-2011 21:57:23 | More by kojevergas
3.88/5 rDev +3.5%
Dark beer with minimal head and a very earthy smell which could use some more notes to it, the taste is of raisins and coffee and toasted malts--a dark rich clean sweetness--and the mouthfeel is chewy but well-carbonated.
It's pretty drinkable but not necessarily the most complex bock you're going to have in Germany.
01-07-2010 00:32:17 | More by lstokes
3.83/5 rDev +2.1%
I have bought this beer in Reve in Berlin-Friedenau. That said, in this shop they have decent beer choice, even some dark (dunkel) ones. It gives some chocolate taste, and some fruity, and its pretty bitter. Decent beer and decent value for the money.
03-19-2013 15:10:13 | More by mikiboj
3.78/5 rDev +0.8%
This week before New Years I've decided to sample a variety of German bocks and schwarz biers. The Kindl Bock Dunkel is a nice start to this variety I'm sure to enjoy. Poured into a couple of old-fashioned highball glasses (I'm sampling with a friend) it shows a lovely deep brown-scarlet color when held in front of the light. The aroma is slightly nutty to me (I'm learning my nose isn't as adept as some). There's a good balance between malt and hop in the taste with a slight carbonation on the middle of the tongue, the malt hits more at the back. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy, drinks wonderfully and gets more malty with each sip. I would drink this with a good German stew!
12-28-2009 18:08:11 | More by KatieCorwin
Berliner Kindl Bock Dunkel from Berliner Kindl Brauerei
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