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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This Belgian-style dark ale is the culmination of central and western European malts, Noble hops, candy sugar and a traditional Trappist yeast. Notes of dried fruit, cinnamon and vanilla make DNR a very complex experience to be enjoyed in moderation.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2444) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3290) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Pretty decent dark Belgian ale. Lots of dark fruit, candy sugar, and hints of cinnamon. Tried at the Lawrence Beer Expo in 2015.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2784) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
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 didn’t project a lot of Belgian yeast characteristics, imo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2828) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
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 doesn’t miss any marks, alcohol is pretty well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2521) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 16, 2014
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Atom (1630) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2014
12oz can pours an amber/brown with a thin off-white head. Sweet aroma of dark malt, candi sugar, and Belgian yeast. Alcohol kinda over powers everything here, dark malts, light orange, dried fruits, yeast. Nope.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3382) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle; poured a dark orange amber color with a whitish head. Aroma of candi sugar, fruit, dark fruit and pepperoni. Flavor had same notes with a bit of heat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhilJackson80 (461) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 12, 2014
12 oz Can. Tasted on 10/11/14. Beer From Moore Liquor. The beer had an overly sweet aroma & taste to me. I'm not a huge fan of this type of beer but this was still a pretty. Ice beer. Needs some aging to mellow the sweetness. Will try again in a year to see. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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