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Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Foreign Stout
Diksmuide, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Of dark almost black chocolate color. Nose: musky, slightly sweet and spicy, Lots of chocolate , coffee and some hazelnut notes on the palate intermingling with notes of licorice. Very lively on the tongue! It finishes with a dry explosion of black espresso flavors. Special Extra Export Stout Notes: Malts: Roasted malts, chocolate malt, pale malt, caramel malt Hops: Nugget; Yeast: De Dolle Arabier yeast; Others: Dark candy sugar Alc./vol.: 9.0% Orig. Gravity: 1087 IBU: 50 EBC: 190


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2005
The aroma was smokey, slightly roasty w/ dark fermented fruit and alcohol esters. The flavor had smoke, raost, dark fruit, and an alcohol sweetness. The beer poured a dark brown color w/ purple hues; thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was full and creamy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Pours dark with a great brown head. Flaver has notes of liqourice an malty sweetness. Tasted more like a belgian ale, than a stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Black with a touch of red. Nice ligth brown head. Aroma is a bit shap with notes of yeast and spices. Sparkeling with note of burnt malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
Light brown head on a black body. Roasted malty aroma with a sweet chocolate note. Flavor has some roasted malts with liqourice and some chocolate sweetness. Warming alcohol finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1347) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2005
11.2 oz. bottle. Hazy, thick dark-brown pour with HUGE effervescent dark-tan head. Roasty malts, chocolate, anise, plums, pears and alcohol in the nose. Carbonation is VERY high. Starts off with roasty, malty sweetness along with some hints of licorice and chocolate. Finishes with some bitterness and yeastiness. Pretty warming alcohol flavors throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2005
When I poured this beer it looked a beautiful ebony black with a thin tan head. The aromas were a rich chocolate with a fainter scent of caramel malt. The taste failed to impress me though, as it wasn’t like a stout at all. The flavor was malty sweet with very high carbonation. There was also the strong tate of alcohol as if someone was trying to make a champagne version of a stout beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2005
dark brown, big foamy light brown head. fruity aroma of fruit candy, pears and dark chocolate. Flavour starts yeasty and fruity of apricot and pear but dry bitter notes of chocolate and black chocolate is getting more appearent in the finish. Long bitter, burned and yeasty finish. A delicate stout!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
Not yer typical stout by any means, there’s a great Belgian laughing under this heady foam. Dark as night, full of delicately burned notes, De Dolle can pour me a stout their way any day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 Liquorice flavored dark Chocolate with a bit of spice and roasted caramel. Big massive viscous nectar. Cocoa and plum notes with that wonderful late spice finish. A bit to smoky on second bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2005
Dark brown,almost black with ruby highlights and a large tan head. Aroma of chocolate and nuts,fruit,roasted malt and yeast. Starts sweet finishes dry, very malty,fruity,high carbonation on the palate. Plums,rasins, chocolate and bitter.


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