Black Walnut Dunkel - Perennial Artisan Ales
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3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Dunkelweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, slight alcohol, sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of sourness, and a hint of wheat. Overall, good appearance, body, and blend.
04-04-2012 15:18:15 | More by Tone
3.64/5 rDev -5.5%
Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a deep, vibrant, amber-nut brown coloring with a tall, frothy, dense, bubbly, off-white head. Aromas of rich sweetness, roasted nut highlights, toffee, and earthy notes. Flavors of roast and tangy sweet forward, with toffee notes, roasted nutty highlights, cream highlights, and some chocolate notes. Pretty layered on the palate. Lighter bodied, but smooth, providing a crisp finish to a beer that is almost velvety and light in mouth. The aftertaste is more of the tangy sweet, with caramel and toffee blending together. Very flavorful and tasty beer.
12-08-2013 03:21:14 | More by GarthDanielson
4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
750ml bottle poured into tulip 30/5/13, cheers MasterSki and Sean9689 for sending the bottle
A looks like cola in color with enough clarity to almost see the other side under the large and loose beige head, one thick ring followed by lots of random patches
S smells like chocolate chip banana bread with walnuts and caramel, that's about all I get but that's more then enough to please
T earthy herbal notes and the walnuts more noticeable and the banana breads toned down, tastes pretty solid but the nose had a little something over it, some raisin as it warmed
M lighter side of medium, a little airy at first and it flattens out rather quickly, long nutty banana bread finish
O interesting version of a dunkel, no real complaints other then a a few extra bubbles in the mouth, nose was the highlight and reminded me of Grandmas baking in a good way
I'd drink this again but I feel it would be better suited for that evening when the leaves first start to fall off the trees
05-31-2013 03:31:56 | More by wordemupg
3.99/5 rDev +3.6%
on tap at bainbridge barrel house
Deep almost cola brown colored pour, thin white head and mild retention. Spotty lacing streaks the glass while drinking.
Toasted walnuts, caramel sweetness and toasted grains in the nose. Hints of sweetness and warmth with a continuing notion of chestnuts on an open fire.
Extremely nutty up front, toasted, roasted and broasted hints. Meaty walnuts, bread crust and caramel. Fuller backbone, decently sweet and slightly warm in the finish.
Fuller medium body, decent carbonation, creamy and smooth on the tongue. How do you effectively prevent boring people with a traditional style - evidently you walnut the crap out of it. I was into this but I could see some not enjoying it quite as much.
04-16-2013 22:32:58 | More by xnicknj
1.98/5 rDev -48.6%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Brown and murky. Thin collar after a small head settles.
Smell - Oh dear. Smells like paint and walnuts. A bit of acidity.
Taste - Very nutty. The paint aroma now comes off as a chemical mushroom flavor. It's kinda gross.
Mouthfeel - There's a very slight tartness that accompanies the weird off flavors. Medium body.
Overall - Bad. No one else thinks this is bad, but it's bad.
09-17-2013 00:28:45 | More by Alieniloquium
3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
750mL bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Matt!
(A)- Pours a deep burnt sienna brown color. Some tan froth.
(S)- A nice richness meets and underlying nutty profile. Some subtle vanilla-like sweetness.
(T)- Quite similar to the smell. A nice nuttiness meets an underlying subtle vanilla sweetness.
(M)- A good carbonation level meets a smooth yet mildly sweet nuttiness overall.
(O)- An interesting take on the style. The walnuts really kind of take over the overall profile of the beer and adds that extra layer to the dunkel. Just a shame that I would like to see the beer's base come through more which would help this remind me closer to a dunkel than it is; more brown ale-like to me.
09-30-2013 23:27:27 | More by sweemzander
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
Big thanks to JLindros for sharing this beer.
A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a kinda clear dense hazelnut brown hue with a nice one finger mocha that left big lacing and a thick blanket.
S - Aromas of nice malty toffee caramel sweetness tons of caramel with nice background of roasted nuts. Nuts are nice and faint to start with lots of almonds (I know its walnuts though). Super inviting.
T - Lots of chocolate on this with more strong caramel, malts, ans toffee. Great toasty and roasty nuts come this out as it warms. Tasty enough but a little sweet.
M - Mouthfeel is good, not bad. Carbonation keeps it from being too heavy or syrupy.
O - Overall this was a cool beer glad I got to try it. Nice nuttiness. Quite nice and tasty, rather unique.
08-17-2012 22:37:10 | More by rudzud
3.84/5 rDev -0.3%
Dark, almost cola like brown with haze, moderate tan tinted head. Scent brings lots of caramel with some notes of roasted nuts and grain, some dark fruit also present. Scent is quite bold with sweet malt the star and an adequate amount of roast, some earthy and grassy hops - strengthens at the end of the sip. Medium bodied, light in carbonation. Another decent beer from Perennial.
04-15-2013 18:08:26 | More by rfgetz
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
Draft sample given to me by Phil and served at a beer dinner they were having later that night. Not sure if this one will make the tap list, but I sure hope so. Poured into tulip.
A - Pours a dark brown color, light brown/cream head, thin collar.
S - Sweet caramel malts, burnt sugars, walnuts, toasted bread. The sweetness and walnuts work wonderfully together and create an excellent nose.
T - More of the same here...caramel, sweet malts, walnuts, toasted bread. Again, the sweetness, malts, and walnuts make a spot-on combo. Really excellent.
M - Light body, good carbonation, sweet malty finish.
O - A wonderful Dunkel that was probably my favorite of the day at the brewery. The walnuts are at a perfect level in this beer and they really help balance the sweetness. Excellent stuff.
11-28-2011 19:49:42 | More by Sean9689
Black Walnut Dunkel from Perennial Artisan Ales
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