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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3416) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Bobby. The pour is light haze golden ruby with a small off white head. The aroma is caramel sweet malt, herbal medicinal yeast and a general spiciness. The taste is the caramel malt nicely integrated with the general yeast notes. Nice round flavor. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, low carbonation level and a mineral finish. Nice one, thanks for sharing Bobby.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8772) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. Ripe peach malt and alcohol aroma. Amber with moderate head. Musty/spicy ripe peach/banana, toasted malt flavor. Light tannic finish. A nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours cloudy brown with a small, off-white head. Scent is slightly nutty....cinnamon Taste is vanilla, slightly bittered.....nuts and wood. Very nice....smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3372) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. Tart peach, musty, alcohol aroma. Amber with a small off white head. Fruity, toast, oaky flavor with light bitterness and some spice in the finish. Also some fusel flavor. Medium body, light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Thanks to Beerboy9960 for another fine Sooner beer! This one wasn’t quite on the level of some of the saisons but then again, maybe I’m just not feeling BSAs a whole lot these days. Oily, frothy dark copper pour with plenty of sticky lacing in the tulip. Aroma was sweet with hints of bitterness, palate was a bit waxy, traces of heat. Flavors were a bit nutty, and well hopped (if a bit faded), making this overall a pretty good dark strong.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3762) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
amber with medium head. dubbelish with banana and clove, but also other sweet fruitiness. some booziness as you might expect.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
750mL bottle with a 29mm cap into a tulip. Pours a light copper color with a good bit of visible carbonation and a single-finger off-white head. The head fades a bit quickly into a thin cap, and that has some good staying power. The nose brings some light pepper and fruit notes with a touch of pear. Faint spice in the background. The flavor is a bit more pungent, with some pretty-strong notes of red pear. Nice cream character to it as well, as the body is a bit chewy. That’s unconventional for that style, but it somehow works here. Just a touch of alcohol through the finish. Overall, pretty good, but nothing that really took it to the next level. A bit too much malt, though the nice fruity notes make up for that.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Pours from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. This has a hazy apple cider color; there is an amber tint to a caramel colored beer. A fast-fading off-white head leave just a ring around the edge of the glass. The aroma is apple cider, caramel, ethyl alcohol, and vanilla. The flavor is fairly harsh. Apple cider, autumn spices, banana, clove, and Belgian yeast. The finish is funky and off-putting, with a vinegar and slimy bitterness. The body is medium, with a bubbly creamy carbonation, a strong booziness, and some strange oily and sticky sensations.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Nose is nice - lots of estery Belgian yeast, banannas, clove. Light, clear amber yellow with a hint of white foam. Taste starts off pleasant. Banannas, clove, but finishes really odd. There’s a skunky stale aftertaste that is unpleasant. Palate is a little under carbed. Overall, not something that I enjoyed.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle provided by Matt, thanks for the Oklahoma tick! Copper in color with a very minimal head formation. The head is off-white/light yellow in color and somewhat soapy in appearance. Nose is full of spice and Belgian yeast, some dark fruit. Flavor is off-putting to start, it’s big time spice, like almost pumpkin spice? Cinnamon, nutmeg, Belgian yeast, and dark fruit. Decent carbonation, medium body, and no booziness. Not a very impressive beer, hopefully their other offerings are better than this.


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