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

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3409) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Backlog...late 2011/early 2012...bottle...pours deep amber/ruby with a thick and foamy tan head. Aroma is very fruity...candy sugar, fig, raisin, some candied fruits. Flavor is very sweet with candy sugar, plum, fig, and a touch of leather. Mouthfeel is full and sticky with an earthy/leathery dry finish thatcuts the sweetness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2010
750ml bottle, courtesy redlight. Pours a dark, lightly hazy, rusty amber hue with a small, smooth head of off-white foam. Wet spotting marks the glass. The nose is that of an under attenuated, overly boozy Belgian strong ale, rife with fermented figs and stewed dark raisins. Hints of honey and caramel lender further, unnecessary sweetness, as a weak hop billing makes a futile attempt at balance. Flavors follow suit, again based in boozy raisin and fig, with perhaps some golden fruit in there as well. It’s as overly sweet as the body is overly cloying, and the alcoholic heat and moderate-plus carbonation prove to be detractors. I’m really not a fan of this one. Way too much sugar and booze going on.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3288) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Pours dark brownish color with tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Sweet dark raisin and fig flavors with some doughy yeast. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3067) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2009
brown coloured body with a off white head a yeasty sweet fruity aroma a sweet yeasty karamel taste with a yeasty bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2010
Amber brown body with lasting off-white head. Sweet aroma, dried fruit, sugar and some light spices. Taste is not a lot different to the aroma, starts to get a little heavy towards the end though didn’t really pick up on the alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3048) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2010
very fruity with as nice mellow caramel maltiness. there is little hops. very fizzy. brings a great flavor. works well

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3019) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Pours a dark brown color with a tan frothy head. Aroma of plum,raisin,and toffee. Flavor of plums, raisin, alcohol, and toffee with a hint of alcohol. Quite a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3019) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2008
Darker brown coloured beer with rather little carbonation and a small off-white head. Not much aroma, some light malty touches. Full palate, with some clear sprankling. Finish is light bitter, malty with some sweeter touches near the end. Rather short ending. Not bad, but nothing special either.


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