jbuskirk (925) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not sure Iíve ever had a Belgian Strong Dark Ale from a can before. Thatís just one of the things that makes DNR unique. Flavors are pretty damn complex. Fruit, spices, candy-like sweetness, and rich malts. Taste is smooth but youíll definitely notice the 10% ABV. Interestingly, Cattle Decapitationís "Do Not Resuscitate" played on my Pandora station at random while writing this review. The beer and metal stars are aligned, I guess.
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Aroma of caramel candy. Taste is a bit on the swet side, body is light. Decent enough.
Bealdavid (1) - Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Too Belgium & soft fruits. Appears beautiful Drank @ Tap Room 223 in Gutherie OK. High abv
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can @ home. Thanks, Bobby. Hazed Amber colored pour with off-white foam. Sweet sugar and candied fruits on the nose. A bunch of banana juice in particular. A whole lot of canned fruits/fruit cocktail. The flavor is like pineapple juice and canned pears. A whole lot of sugary garbage going on here.
unclemike (2666) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper with a small white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is wheat and yeast. Thin mouthfeel with a dry clove and banana with a lingering dry finihsh. Alcohol present but not overpowering, a good Belgian strong ale from Coop.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can in Spegilau tulip. For a "dark ale," it is not very dark, really a dark orange with reddish and brown when out of direct light with a bone white head. Aroma is rock candy, vanilla, mild to moderate phenols that come across like white pepper a bit of slight banana, slight pomme fruit and medjool dates. A bit of dulche de leche too. Moderate maltiness with flavors mirroring the nose. Balanced finish, slight alcohol at the very finish, but I would be hard pressed to peg it at 10%. Overall a nice, enjoyable beer. Had this been my own beer, I would have tossed some carafa III in it just to darken it up, the flavor is more "Belgian style dark ale" than the actual appearance.
ads135 (3690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty decent dark Belgian ale. Lots of dark fruit, candy sugar, and hints of cinnamon. Tried at the Lawrence Beer Expo in 2015.
tmoreau (3138) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 12 oz. cans poured to snifters, showing an orangey amber color, with a bubbly layer of off white head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was dried esters, some citrus as orange, subtle spice, and lurking alcohol. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste continued the fruitiness, was quite sweet, the alcohol remained somewhat cloaked, and there was a slight metallic/tinny hint that annoyed the finish. Otherwise, a decent Strong that didnít project a lot of Belgian yeast characteristics, imo.
jbruner (3154) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy reddish brown from the can with thin wisp of tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is big on the Belgian yeast and the associated dark fruit and clove esters, a big of banana. Taste follows, lots of esters, pretty standard for the yeast. Not a whole lot special, but doesnít miss any marks, alcohol is pretty well hidden.
Lukaduke (2769) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium to deep copper color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is sweet with lots of belgian candi sugar, hint of vinous fruit and spicy vanilla extract. Palate follows witha creamy mouthfeel and a nice balance of sweet burnt sugar and some grassy bitter hops. Malt profile is toasty with some vanilla cream soda layers adding to the complexity along with a hint of booze and peppery esters in the late palate.