martjoobolut (1209) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33L bottle, BB 06.04.2016. Pours dark ruby with light tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, burnt sugar. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, burnt sugar, malt, yeast. Finish is sweet and dry bitter with hints of alcohol and woody notes. Overall: rather simple, but not bad.
guiroul33 (161) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brussels Beer Weekend 2014 - Arômes of caramel, dark fruits. Probably a good desert beer but too sweet for me.
mjik83 (775) - - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl flesje bij café De Gouverneur, Maastricht
Alcoholpercentage van 8,5%
Uitgeschonken in originele glas
Uiterlijk: donkerbruin/rood met blijvende witte kraag
Aroma en smaak: caramel, zoet, donker fruit
Conclusie: smaak is niet verkeerd, maar kan voller
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mainuh_man (256) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
0.33L bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a huge, rocky off-white head. Aromas of mineral, particularly iron, bready malt, hints of cooked vegetable.
Mild cereal malt sweetness at beginning, with hints of the iron that is on the nose. Transitions to an almost salty flavor, with some soy sauce and dark spice. Long, herby hop finish with alcohol warmth and sugar sticking to the back of the throat. Medium to full-bodied with sticky mouthfeel and active carbonation. Overall, not my favorite beer. Haven’t experienced the aroma of this beer very often, and it’s fairly heavy both on the sugars and the bittering hops.
mikske79 (1276) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Niet mijn smaak. De oud bruin van Adriaen Brouwer is goed, maar dit is mij tegen gevallen
Alengrin (2815) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Roman belongs to those old-time breweries that traditionally produce the local brown beer (’Oudenaards bruin’) and this one, created in 2008, is essentially a rerun of the former Roman Dobbelen Bruinen, but with a more contemporary look. Tasted under both the current "Dark Gold" name and the former "Finest Dark" name, but it’s the same beer, they were obliged to change the name after a complaint from Anthony Martin’s, creator of the "Gordon Finest" range, for plagiarism. Thinnish, beige, stable head, dark mahogany colour, nose of caramel, dates, nuts, passion fruit, vaguely some iron, chocolate, gingerbread, liquorice, dried banana, ginger powder; taste dryishly fruity and malty (nuts, caramel), rather high carbonation (a bit too high for this genre, if you ask me), bitter chocolate maltiness, lightly roasted coffee bitter touch in the finish, slight sourish accent, some leafy hops and some warming, bourbon-like alcohol. Straightforward, but true to its heritage, I suppose.
prawlie (1227) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Cafe Belge in Leuven. Dark brown with a bubbly-foamy head, although it collapses quite quickly. Light spice, toffee, meaty notes, slight alcohol burn. A bit Abbaye de Rocs. Light aroma, which seemed quite pleasant but was hard to review due to the smoker on the next table. Quite a tasty brew.
lightbias (231) - USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
You could just assume by the name, that this was going to be a dark gold pour, and you would be right. The head, a soft beige, billowed out of the top of the glass before I could catch it. The aroma spilled with it, an almost metallic, burnt caramel with yeast lingering in the afterward.
The carbonation is just comfortable; not too fizzy, just right to carry the flavors forward. All in all, this is extremely drinkable. if I didn’t have available one of my regular go tos, this would definitely be my next best bet.
Excalibur123 (237) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muestra color ámbar claro, media capa de espuma beige de retención media; aromas a malta tostada, albaricoque, caramelo y licor, en boca entrada potente y maltosa con cuerpo y carbónico medios; notas a especias y naranja amarga, amargor muy equilibrando tornado a dulce en el pos gusto; buena ale de doble fermentación.
sic1314 (4252) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a beige froth. Aroma of vinous fruit, light caramel malt. Medium, smooth body, flavour is medium sweet, light spice. light coffee, some dark chocolate.