Dark Prophet - Funkwerks
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Reviews by biboergosum:
3.81/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750ml bottle, another awesome goodie brought back from greater Denver by doktorzee this past week. It's actually more near the diurnal opposite of everything espoused on the label. Oh well.
This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark red brickish amber colour, with three fingers of very tightly foamy, quite creamy beige head, which leaves a half-wall of broadly splattered soap-scum lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.
It smells of rather sweet caramel/toffee malt, astringently woody whisky notes, sort of stripped of their overt bourbon booze associations, though the vanilla and spicy does come through, with some faint dry red wine notes, and a soft black fruitiness. The taste is bready caramel malt, a muddled dark orchard fruitiness, faint earthy yeast notes, tame dry cocoa, and subtly woody oak.
The bubbles are rather soft and understated, the body a decent medium weight, and agreeably smooth, despite the intransigence of the wood and lingering acidic fruit esters. It finishes off-dry, the caramel and barrel essences providing a certain offsetting wavering sweetness.
An agreeable enough new world version of this veritable Belgian style, slightly enhanced (Iron Man style!) by the Yankee preponderance for gaming the system, what with the bourbon barrel treatment. Saying that, the mostly ethereal quality here is the near 10 points of ABV. Huh - good on them, I suppose.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2013 03:20:50 | More by biboergosum
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle opened on 7.17.13
A - Pours a dark medium brown with a large foamy dark tan head with great retention.
S - Belgian yeast, cola, spice, dark fruit.
T - Spices, Belgian yeast, hop bite, burnt toast, carmelized sugars, wood.
D - Good carbonation with a light body.
O - Belgian dark with lots of spices, lighter for the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2013 02:46:45 | More by HuskyinPDX
Dark Prophet from Funkwerks
82 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.