BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dense opaque appearance, thick head formation. Intense almost overwhelming rich fruity aroma, charred raisin notes add balance. Sweet jammy, red wine flavor, slightly burnt, blackcherry and cassis. Moderate roasty dryness comes in late but stays sweet, almost syrupy, throughout.
jerohen (2076) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque black, brown head. Roasted malts, really bitter flavour. For such a heavy stout not really that complex.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque brownish black with a mighty tan head. The aroma is very woody with hints of alcohol.... a lot like a cellar, actually. Wow, where to start with the flavor. It is ultra-earthy, with obvious chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. Up front it is tannic yet sweet and it works its way to bitterness in the finish, which is quite dry. Some licorice and tree bark flavors are in there, too.
skortila (4850) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[RBG Low Countries 2005] Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, some hops. Black coloured, almost opaque. Brown, lasting head. Taste is sweet with a decent bitterness. Roasted coffee malts, some rye, some fruit. Overal, quite straight forward, but good.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No#69. No idea what to exzopect from this, de dolle has become one of my fav brewary’s over the cource of this weekend, however this maybe noth thier best offering. Aroma seems bitter, with coffee wresteling with grassy dry hops. Taste is very similar and drier than expected. Leave the stouts to someone else maybe and stick to the goodness they make otherwise maybe.
caesar (5824) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m a big fan of de Dolle brews, and although this is not their best, it certainly is good. Dark opaque with a medium brown head. Strong aroma of rye, roasted malts. Taste is not that strong, but with a good balance of chocolate and dark and roasted malt.
bierkoning (11206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a huge frothy head. Opague. Roasted malt, licorice and tropical fruitin teh rich aroma. Sweet flavor with an upcoming tartness. Loads of licorice. Roasted malt. Some tropical fruit. A total abundance of flavors in this great foreign stout, with very much an own character.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What an interesting beer! Pours the classic motor oil black color that I expect from a stout with a perfectly shaped thick off-white head. Aroma is NOT typical of most stouts. Sure it has some coffee and chocolate but there’s also an almost cheesy smell in there as well. WAY too much carbonation. I prefer any stout I drink to be somewhat subdued when it comes to fizz and this one is extremely fizzy and violent on the tongue. Still, plenty of roasted coffee flavor to go with hints of molasses and chocolate. Some alcohol in the finish. The carbonation keeps this beer from breaking the "4" point mark in my opinion. It’s a shame really.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2006 Re-rate: Chocolat aroma with some sweet coffee. Chestnut color, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, coffee, roasted, strong licorice, laurel, light bitter, full bodied. Alcohol well hidden. Bottled. October 2005, 3.5: Bottled at Kulminator. Aroma of vanilla and light licorice. Black color, ligh brown head, good lace. Light sweet, vanilla, light roasted, light coffee, medium body. Very nice beer but doesn’t have the complixity you’d expect from a 9% stout from de Dolle.
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black-brown beer, creamy brown foam and coffee aroma with burned malty touches. The taste is soft burned bitter. Finish is very tasty and classic stout like.