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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1341   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


3.8
   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 Bièropholie Impérial 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 (1659) - 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 it’s 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. I’ve 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 (3183) - 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 wouldn’t 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2006
A huge black body, heavy tan head that dimishes quickly. Heavy coffee basis for the aroma, nice malts and licorice. A nice spicy body, almost like a chipotle pepper. Very effective and unusual, typical from Belgium. Warm ending on the tounge.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (12883) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2006
100% black with a big frothy off-white head. Traditional roast stout aromas of licorice, chocolate and coffee as well as some fruity notes of dates, raisins and perhaps cherry. Complex dark flavours follows the nose, some acid, some bitterness and a touch too much alcohol prescence. What the commercial description happily calls "very lively on the tongue", I’ll call too much carbonation that takes away from the flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2006
Huge frothy beige head on a dark brown body. Spicy sweet aroma. Sweetness, coffee and chocolate in the taste, but it’s the sourness rather than any bitterness that makes this stand out from the crowd. I just knew the Belgians would produce a beautiful stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Black pour with a dark tan mocha head. Aroma is tangy sour dark chocolate and mild roast. Flavor is chocolate and mild roast and some of the sour that appeared in the aroma. A nice belgian style stout. Aren’t too many of them, but I like them. This and the jolly pumpkin are nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2006
From tap. Delirium cafe, Brussel. Dark, almost black with a tan head. Smells sourrish with a subtle coffee aroma. Tastes initially sourrish moving to a more sweet flavour with coffee and chocolate. Finishes more sourrish and a bit fruity. Nice, almost world-class, but a little too sourrish for a stout imo. Gets much better when warming up!(3.3-3.7)


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