Dark Prophet - Funkwerks

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 10
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: denver10 on 02-21-2012)
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3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent hazel color with 3+ fingers of tan head. Copious lacing & head retention , hazes up a bit as the bottle is drained

S: Dark fruit & Bourbon, plums,

T: Follows the nose, nice figgyness & raisins, dryness up front. Oaky dryness, faint coffee, vanilla & Bourbon notes as this warms. Finishes oaky, figgy with Bourbon, & faint coffee notes

MF: Medium, bodied, slight carbonation, very warming, carbonation turns a bit creamier as this warms, Dry & warming as it wraps its big dark arms around you

A good slant on thse style, bottle says you can let this cellar for 5 years, I believe it has at least 3 good years to be sure, but I don't usually have the patience for that. Yours will be rewarded I'm sure if you do, still damn tasty as it is now. Split this with 3 or 4 friends, this beer is a load!

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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.

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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.

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Dark Prophet from Funkwerks
82 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.