DrWally (50) - - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, 33cl, at home. caramel coloured with a foamy head, foamy texture. Medium carbonation. taste: light sweetness, subtle bitter finish.
Marduk (2749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark brown color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Looks fizzy. Prunes, caramel, toffee, sweet, brown sugar in aroma. Fruity, metallic hops, dry yeast, brown sugar, plum stones in taste. No real signs of alcohol. Quite high carbonation. Dry yeast in aftertaste.
suurjuust (1068) - ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nut brown beer, creamy beige head. Nose is caramel, dried fruits, malt, toasty notes. Flavor is fruity, malty-toasty notes, sugar, fruity tones and metallic hints, yeast in the background, some sweetness. Alcohol and dried fruit in the finish. Prickly carbonation. Simple, but balanced.
martjoobolut (744) - 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 (54) - 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 - ArŰmes of caramel, dark fruits. Probably a good desert beer but too sweet for me.
mjik83 (145) - - 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 (145) - 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. Havenít experienced the aroma of this beer very often, and itís fairly heavy both on the sugars and the bittering hops.
mikske79 (1242) - 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 (1824) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roman belongs to those old-time breweries that traditionally produce the local brown beer (íOudenaards bruiní) 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 itís the same beer, they were obliged to change the name after a complaint from Anthony Martinís, 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.
prawlie (1151) - 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 (107) - 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 didnít have available one of my regular go tos, this would definitely be my next best bet.