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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
750ml and served in a Duvel snifter: Pours a medium brown hue with a mostly lasting frothy off-white head and little lace. The aroma has notes of rustic caramel and toffee malts, some red wheat and char, very heavy walnut and plum vapours along with a dash of black pepper. The taste is malt forward as expected with a utterly nutty and earthy overtone. Rich caramel and light fruity tones as well. What I would have like to have seen is a bit of the weizen yeast character which would have added depth IMO. The mouth feel is lively and medium-bodied with a sticky finish. Overall a solid dunkel but leans far to much towards that side and not enough weizen character for me. I could buy again, a nice fall/football brew.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle... Poured dark brown with a big, light tan head. Probably past its prime here. Lots of attenuation and sweet, fruity, esters and yeast presence. Dark fruits with a hint of walnut. Not my favorite from these guys but still unique, drinkable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2264) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at home for Pats Thursday night game. Pours dark with big three finger head that slowly dissipates. Nose is red berry and dark fruits as well as malt. Tastes of walnut for sure, some cran raspberry, Asian plum sauce, malty, tobacco, and wheat. Nice lively and smooth palate. Leather palate in very nice way.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Dark brown color, fluffy beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of caramel brownies. Taste is nutella on toast. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1732) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Sweet, murky, robust, tart. Blueberries and Belgian quad with a refreshing palate of a dunkel. Tastes old and aged, complex, but also sweet and crisp.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9553) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle... Pours murky and brown with a small, frothy, khaki head. Decent retention. The bouquet is a malty swirl of caramel, toasted nuts and milk chocolate. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is nutty and a hint chocolaty with a mild component of awkward, lactic acidity. Finishes tangy and sweet. Infected? Bottle supplied by biggsbowler!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kokobucks (15) - - JUL 11, 2014
Pours dark amber. Nice sweet nose. A good take on a dunkel style with malty walnut. --- RATED

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2014
750ml bottle in a teku. Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate/darker malts, some light notes of wheat and walnuts, some caramel and toffee notes, and light dough. Flavor doesn’t blend perfectly. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefcon (1420) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Cherry cola, medium sour, some nutty, earthy malts. Not as rich as I hoped, but drier and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1539) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draft. Medium brown, cloudy to murky, thin head. Soft palate medium carbonation light finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HellesBunny666 (214) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Aromas of sweet red berries, red fruit. Pretty sweet smell and taste as well, at first sip. Earthy, woodsy. Round and smooth. Candied nuts.


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