balloonbuffoon (752) - - DEC 27, 2017 Fatehunter (2641) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a pint glass. Dark, opaque brown color with minimal head.
It smells like walnuts, if only faintly. A little candy smell comes through too.
Wow. It tastes exactly like root beer for the first 2 seconds. Then the flavor "waters" out a bit. Some dry bitterness at the end.
Smooth texture, medium body and moderate carbonation.
If nothing else it is interesting with the walnuts and the taste of root beer.
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 Only editing to say that I have tried about eight different beers from this brewery. This is their standout. Float Trip is also alright - just alright. Everything else is very much regrettable. The review below is very kind, considering this would be a bottom choice for beer drinking in any situation. Yet, I've had it multiple times, but may not ever again. Okay I hinted at that below, so I'll make it official that this brewery is on my block list. In other words Ill never drink another beer from this brewery again. This goes for $2 Float Trip pints that I might encounter.
12floz can, no date, $1/75 unit cost, nonic glass. This is a dunklewiezen based beer. It's hazy brown with a a head that sets to a ring for an appearance (not pretty). Black walnut exhibits much character in the nose and in the palate. Decent forage, woodsy, taste - bark/tree limbs/moss/dirt. A good mainstream-ish/production brewery approach to going native in brewing. I'll give credit and bonus review points there, in reality it's just pretty decent/alright/okay. I'll likely have this again if they keep making it, but will with less frequency than in the past. The past being about 20 times in the last five-ish years Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Can. Clear reddish brown color. Off-white head. Malty sweet aroma, brown sugar, nutty. Candy sweet flavor, light toasted notes. Bit nutty. Finishes a bit sweet. Light body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone OzarkElmo (329) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Canned Jan 11, 2017. Pours a dark brown, mostly clear with subtle aromas. Little head and lacing. Malts, bread, nutty forward. Smooth, easy drinking. Finishes a bit dry, little carbonation but not flat by any means. Subtle in every way, not in a bad way. Good offering - Prost! Ratman197 (15628) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2017
16 oz can poured a clear reddish brownwith a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of wheat, caramel and light black walnut. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, caramel and light black walnut with a smooth lingering nutty caramel finish. solidfunk (9734) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Some roast and light walnut aroma. A good Missouri beer. Soft raw grain aroma. Light chocolate. Velvet texture. Nice smooth, easy drinking beer. Tap at Springfield airport.
Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2016
Can from Whole Foods in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dark copper body with a thin, khaki hued head. Aromas include malts, earth, nuts. Sweet with a thin body. Mediocre. kambei70 (1136) - - MAR 27, 2016
2016 can. Pours an actual clear black walnut color with little head and lacing. Aroma is clean dark berry and nutty. Flavor is toasty with walnut and a slight bit of grape skin.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jeremyh70 (1115) - Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Pours an actual clear black walnut color with little head and lacing. Aroma is clean dark berry and nutty. Flavor is toasty with walnut and a undercurrent of grape. Bif (2394) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2015
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a dark brown color with a nice tan head. Aroma of Malt, wheat and nuts. Taste of malt, nice nuttiness and grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth and quite flavorful. Enjoyable beer. vyvvy (6839) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Pours deep brown with a soapy tan head. The aroma has rich nuttiness, toasted wheat, some bananas and phenolic spice. It has a medium smooth body with mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with very smooth wheat, nuttiness from the walnuts, minerals and spice. The finish has some vanilla creaminess and more spices. Pretty good.