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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, 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 (1108) - 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 (8001) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
Nutty banana clove roast nose. Pours hazy brown off white head. Flavors of banana nuts darker wheat malts. Smooth soft yeasty spice finish. Nice lively carbonation. Easy drinking and flavorful. Thanks foppa!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2641) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 18, 2013
750ml bottle. Aroma of roasty, chocolate malt, some fruity, spicy yeast esters, nut (walnut, hazelnut), caramel, dark brown sugar and faint vanilla. Clear deep brown in color, head is fine and lasting. Nutty, roasty, lightly sweet malt dominates, with more brown sugar, hazelnut, toffee, bread, and more peppery, spicy yeast showing up at the finish, along with a certain tanginess in the background. Smooth mouthfeel and low in effervescence, body is medium-full. Very nicely balanced and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1883) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2013
April 17, 2013 - tap at Soha. Muddy brown pour with nice head that lasted and lacing. Aroma was malt, banana, clove and nutty. Taste was consistent with aroma and had a nice nutty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1444) - Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2013
Tap - big foamy head, dark amber color, sweet malty raisiny aroma an flavor, mild hops, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2120) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 16, 2013
On tap at Bainbridge Street Barrel House in Philly. Pours a dark brown with three fingers of light tan head that recedes into a dense cap with no lacing. Big aromas of chocolate, cocoa powder, nuts, and sweet malt. The flavor is also a bit sweet at first, with flavors of dates, bubblegum, and some dark fruits. Some nutty and roasty flavors follow by some biscuity breadiness. A mild hop profile sneaks in athe the end to balance things somewhat. The feel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
On tap at Tørst with Max, Ramy, GT & Whitney, Andy, Pearl, James, J-Dad, blipp and Ashley. Pours a lightly hazed amber brown with a thin white head. Smells of sticky old bananas. Chewy malt and even more bananas. What is this, a banana bread with walnuts? Is that why it’s called black walnut? Bananas! More bananas, chewy old banana bread that has dried out while sitting on the table waiting for someone to eat it. I guess it’s drinkable, but I’m glad I borrowed this glass from blipp and didn’t have to drink it by myself.


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