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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Black Walnut Dunkel is our first foray into German-style beer. Originally brewed for an underground beer dinner with our friends at entre, BWD is a rich, malty Dunkelweiss with 250 pounds of Missouri black walnuts. Game birds, such as quail, pair nicely with the unique, earthy character of the walnuts.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 oz sample at Waldo Pizza. Pours a dark black. Aroma of black walnuts, caramel, raisin, peat. Flavor is much sweeter than I imagined. Black walnut, raisin, molasses, peat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3210) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2013
~12 oz draft pour at Martin City Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is dark brown, block with a 1/2 inch tan head. Nice lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is big on the walnut, along with malt sweetness, some brown sugar and a hint of the Dunkel yeast. The taste is the nose, big on the walnut, the sweetness of brown sugar and malt, and lightly leafy earth soft herbal banana yeast. The palate is light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a dry nutty earthy finish. Surprised by how much walnut character this showed. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2013
On tap. Pours a dark brown with red highlights and a small tan head. Aroma is walnut, caramel, and dark chocolate. Taste is nutty with some sweet caramel and a little hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with thin tan head and some lace. Nose of sweet and tart dark fruits - black cherry, plum, and brown sugar, walnuts, candi sugar, caramel. Light body, well carbonated. Finish is slightly tart with some roasted malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft at Torst. Pours brown with a beige head. Nutty malts and medium sweetness, with lighter fruity banana notes. Pretty easy to put back.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Very dark cola-colored brown. Short tan head atop it. Aroma is nutty and chocolaty with an earthy note to it and hints of dark fruit. Taste is toasted malt, chocolate covered nuts, earthy hops, roasted banana, dark fruit and caramel. Body is medium with soft, bubbly carbonation feel on the palate. Ends with more chocolate covered nuts, chocolate banana, caramel, toasted malt, and earthy hops.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
Draft at Baileys range. Pours brown with a half inch of Khaki foam. Leaves a bit of lacing. Has the walnut notes On the nose along with some of the yeast. Has a but of the bubble gum mixed with the nuts. It’s almost like a black cherry. I don’t know who thought to pair these two but they’re fucking delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1022) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2013
This beer’s aroma has a strong black walnut profile with toasted malts and banana coming through as well, and the appearance was a reddish dark brown with a small, white, and foamy head. The taste was mildly sweet, slightly umami, and a touch sour, which was really enjoyable, and the palate combined a medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, and an abrupt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013
Aromatics were slightly sour in note. Taste was malty, caramel and nutty. Overall lots of carbonation and a solid palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2013
750 bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid dark brownish black with fizzy tan head. Nose is earthy nutty and brown sugary, with notes of fig, raisin, and fine tobacco. Tastes earthy, complex with a HUGE walnut flavor, brown sugar, vienna-ish malt, and a nutty brown sugary molassesy finish. This one is rock solid.


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