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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1326   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.: 9.0% Orig. Gravity: 1087 IBU: 50 EBC: 190


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle, Lowlander, Covent Garden: With my London guide, Duff. Black with a thick brown head. Slightly minty, orange aroma notes over a solid roasty base. In the mouth this explodes with big bitter coffee, roasted blackness, and a fiery alcoholic punch. It really penetrates every part of the mouth, yet somehow in a light, fuzzy way, like fairy-floss. Huge length, though if anything a little overcarbonated. Fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Muddy brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, some coffee, nuts, and citrus notes. Flavor is some coffee, slight chocolate, hints of dark fruits, and sweet malts. Lively carbonation creates a fizzy mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pours like a Pepsi, with similar coloration and carbonation. The lively head settles into a thin blanket of foam that stays the whole glass, reminds me of looking down into a cup of mocha. The nose is overrun with lots of woody and smokey notes, all of which are wrapped in a sweet chocolate aroma. Almost fudge-like in sweetness. A sublte hop presence balances the sweetness. The body is rooted with lots of roasted malts - that reveal everything from charred wood to coffee beans to more chocolate. Heavy mouthfeel is balanced with spritzy carbonation. The finish is long and smooth, with some mild yeast fruitiness. Very interesting and quite well done.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
I wasn’t very careful with pouring the beer and the head filled majority of the glass. Very rich thick flavor and mouthfeel with a rather salty flavor. A rather dry stout with definite coffee flavors mainly in the finish. A good beer, but not something I will go back to.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with an intensely thick head that took awhile to settle down. The flavor is interesting. A bit sweet, but with plenty of malts coming through with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Very lively with plenty of carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2168) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottled. Much bulky and faomy head, optimal persistence. Intense black color, impenetrable and full bodied. Much complex scent even if a lot top heavy. Determined alcoholic notes with rumors of coffee, licorice, burned wood and liqueur with coffee. Enough dry and dense taste, strongly impact with determined talk of licorice and torrefy coffee. Resistant end much and alcoholic one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2006
head, frothy foamy fresh, yes chocolate,, toasty and cool i like, a great dersert drink looks like chocolate syrup belgium is the fins ish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LearninBeer (458) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2006
The aroma was very interesting, smelled toffee, honey and a hint of coriander (or something like it). The appearance was frothy and creamy with a light brown head. The lacing was very good and the head was mostly diminishing. The body was cloudy and the hue was Black. The initial flavor was sweet and the finish was sweet and bitter and long. The body was medium, the texture was creamy and the carbonation was soft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2006
bottle. Man, the head on this stuff is just ridiculous. Very asthetically appealing brew here, the color of the body is a very rich brown with red highlights and the massive head is a firm khaki color. The nose is very Belgian with bright cloves, licorice,raisins, and light caramel sweetness in the aroma. It’s all very balanced, though it doesn’t smell like a typical stout at all to me.It’s been at least two minutes since the pour and the head is still mountainous and firm. I’m gonna put this on the counter for a little while. Okay, 10 minutes later the head has gone down to a managable level. Wow, this is amazing stuff. Very spicy and tangy with the whole complex Belgian yeast experience present, yet beneath that is a hearty chocolate/coffee stout. The coffee notes are very much like a good espresso with plenty of bittersweet smokiness apparent. The dry finish is like peanut skins. Great creamy mouthfeel, though not quite as dense as some of the most robust high gravity stouts. Overall, a very savory drinking experience.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 28, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. Pours black with a huge brown head. Head was, initially, so big I could not even get half into a 16 oz glass! Relaxes into a rocky brown, then finally becomes a thick cover for the beer. Thickest lacing I have ever seen! Head lasts to the last sip. Nose is chocolatey coffee, but with a fruity sweetness (raisins and cherries) and a underlying vinous theme. Flavor is medium coffee, bittersweet chocolate and a almost rum-like backbone. Finishes slightly dry, lightly bitter. Body was right on. Beautiful, unusual stout from a great brewer!


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