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


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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3166) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3105) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3063) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3022) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2987) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2963) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2010
Bottled 33cl. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. The nose is remarkably inviting where notes of coconut, plum, pear, apple, candy sugar and lovely malt show up. Low bitterness. The plum components are rather pronounced in the taste. Full bodied. Very low bitterness. Relatively strong carbonation. A nice belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2813) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2011
A clear brown colored beer, with a big beige head. The aroma of caramel malts with fruits. The taste of sweet caramel with fruits and some bitter. The aftertaste is sweet with a little bitter.
Earlier Rating: 12/30/2008 Total Score: 3.1
A dark red/brown colored beer, with a big beige head. It has big voids. It disapears quickly. The aroma of caramel, malts, some fruits like prune and raisins. The taste of dark bitter fruits with caramel sweet. The aftertaste is a little bitter.

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