Brewed by Brouwerij Roman
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oudenaarde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OLoingsigh (4) - Clermont, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bread and salt. Not really a strong flavor and wimps out in the end. nice warming sensation however. Not a keeper for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (160) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 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; taste fruity and malty (nuts, caramel), rather high carbonation (a bit too high for this genre, if you ask me) and an ever so slightly sourish aftertaste with some warming alcohol. Not a masterpiece of the style, in my opinion, but true to its heritage nevertheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1107) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (62) - USA - JUL 7, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Excalibur123 (116) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3103) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlimHabib (123) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy dark brown with large beige head. Caramel and bread aroma. Medium body. Slight chocolate taste with smooth aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (270) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Helder roodbruin bier met veel schuim. Smaak is zoet met caramel en lichte rook. Smaak blijft lang hangen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJoer (645) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
Medium mokka head, black with a redish glow, sweet fruity peache flowery strawbery delicate like smell, medium to high tinteling carbonation medium coffee bitter and malty coffee chocolat like gentle taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandman (2059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
Brown body, offwhite head. Aroma has dark malts, fruits, some chocolate bit alcohol. Flavour has lightly roasted malt, dark fruits and bag of copper coins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2306) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg, serveringstemp. 13C. Søt alkoholaroma mens jeg sjenker i litt Duvel-glass, med højt storboblet skum og ny aroma av molasse og kirsebær. Diskret humle balanserer elegant sødmen, og den overrakende slanke munnfylden (for denne vinkelhastigheten) gjør den eminent drikkbar. En fin øl til bruk i godstolen sammen med lørdagsavisene.

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