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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.: 8.0% Orig. Gravity: 1087
IBU: 50 EBC: 190


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2006
Didnít seem all there this one, so maybe it hasnít traveled well. The aroma was a mix of raisins, chocolate and cleaning products. On tasting it was fairly sweet and quite thin, considering the abv. A shame, really, because itís probably a very good drop.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2006
A collision of two great worlds: stouts and Belgians. Boy, this one was a tough pour and the head was huge and concave up (yes, thatís a geeky term, but go stick it if you donít like it). Nice dark brown / black color underneath that head. The aroma was sweet and of chocolate mostly. The flavor started out like chocolate and was sweet with a touch of candy sugar. Finish was of coffee. Man, coffee, chocolate, and candy sugar all in one beer. Outstanding. Creamy and thick mouthfeel. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3373) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Nice deep, dark aroma of chocolate and nutty tones. Taste is a complex blend of chocolate, coffee, malt, some bittersweetness, and assorted spices. Dances around a bit on the palate with a nice crisp and dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3253) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2006
Deep black color, with a rocky tan-colored head, leaving nice lacing, yeasty fruitiness nose of raisins, plums, roasted malt accent, hint of molasses, chocolate milkshake, with a note of mocha in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied with a yeasty acidic dark roasted malt character, with a black roasted coffee beans accent, burnt toast, hint of sweet dark fruitiness, leading towards a burnt roastiness bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2006
I was very pleased in myself for ordering this beer, mostly because it was somewhat expensive, and I had the money to do so (but even better was it wasnít included on my check at the end of the meal!). At any rate, it poured very dark, black really, Aroma wasnít terribly sweet, but of coffee and yeast. Flavor was quite bitter, I wasnít really expecting that, I thought it would be more like LIon Stout, but it wasnít. Palate was a little thin, but definately a great sipping beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - MAY 25, 2006
this was a bit surprising. pours a chalky dark brown with a massive greay head. aroma is chocolatey and has a bit of burnt tartness to it. Flavor is very much like that of BiŤropholie Impťrial Stout...chocolate covered strawberries, slight coffee, and like zeswaft says...a bit of belgian yeast funk. Mouthfeel is smooth and starchy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1646) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Interesting stout. Has a sweet kind of dark chocolate and woody aroma. Had a huge grey head and black color. Flavor is burnt coffee bitterness and a little belgian yeast. Pretty foreign, though itís my second.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours a rich, deep black body with a massive gushing brownish head. Iíve been waiting to try this for a while now...Pleasant aroma of bread, chocolate, toffee, and a touch of anise. Smooth chocolate and very bitter bitter roasted coffeee flavour. The carbonation is actually quite high but there is still a big flavourful punch in this poignant body. Alcohol is well masked and along with the big bitternesss there is some sourness from the malt. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Deep, dark ruby-brown with a huge tan head. Very unique aroma - notes of chocolate. coffee, and licorice with a distinctly Belgian yeast note in the finish. Body is quite carbonated, very lively as the commercial description says. Flavour starts sweet, with some chooclate and molasses, but turns dry and almost bitter very quickly, finishing with roasted coffee, licorice and yeast notes. I can see why some people wouldnít care for the dry/sour character, but I really enjoyed it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Stout opaque with an off-white head and strong retention. Nose is sticky sweet with ginger, cinammon, and a darker chocolate finish. Palate is a little cloying and grainy in texture. Flavor begins with the sweet dark baked goods and mellows with an espresso dryness that is rounded out with a light hop bite. Deep, complex, and rich this is a top-notch stout that is reined in a bit by its too grainy sugar sweetness.


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