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Dark Prophet - Funkwerks

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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Funkwerks visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 02-21-2012)
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a snifter.

3.75 A: Deep caramel brown color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is pretty good, especially for the ABV and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Overall, I'm not a huge fan of Belgian beers being aged in bourbon barrels, but this one seems to have a good balance. The bourbon adds just a light leathery component with hints of earth and mineral. The base gives mainly dark fruits - currant, plum, raisin, figs, and dates. Molasses, caramel, and brown sugar. Oak and vanilla underneath. It's good, but I'm not sure the barrel makes this any better.

3.0 T: The taste sees the bourbon take a larger role. Instead of complementing the brew, it interferes with the base flavors. It just doesn't work. Boozy with leather and mineral. A moderate amount of astringency as well. The dark fruits found in the nose are there, but they fall second to the bourbon. Same goes with the molasses, caramel, and brown sugar.

3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Nice creaminess. This would be great here, but the astringency lingers on the finish.

2.75 D: Another example of a perfectly fine beer being overrun by a barrel. Belgian and bourbon rarely works well and this is just another example of this.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 01:15:15 | More by DavoleBomb
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T: musty and funky with just a touch of oak and bourbon; tart and fruity and cheesy; some bready malts but there's some definite musty funk here with a spicy finish

F: Medium body and pretty creamy

O: A musty, funky, malty Belgian--another solid beer from these guys

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Dark Prophet from Funkwerks
83 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.