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

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RATINGS: 1161   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mucom (35) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2005
Dark brown colored beer with endless light brown head, wow ... The aromas are sweet with roasty, nutty notes. The taste is rather rich in chocolate malts with notes of roasted hops. The overcarbonation is heretoo a negative note for our Dolle brouwers. I think to much sugar has been addes during refermentation in the bottle?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2005
fizzy carbonation; dark fruits (raisins & plums), rum with notes of apple and dough in the nose; vinous and chocolatey flavor, some roasty, toasted bread, molassas flavors, a hint of licorice; not overly sweet, bitterish coffee dryness for balance; tingly alcoholic palate magnified by the lively carbonation; somewhat complex and very interesteing Belgianesque stout (Imperial Belgian Stout?); the carbonation is a bit much, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
Pours a pitch black color with a thick off-white head. Aroma of liquorice and roasted malt. Flavor of liquorice, roasted malt and alcohol. Light to medium body, creamy texture, dry mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Very good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
Opaque dark brown colour. Lasting light brown head. The aroma is sweet - plummy and fruitcakey with roasty, nutty notes. Rather fizzy, and this distracts the palate from what appears to be good flavour underneath. What I can taste is rich black malt flavour, with hints of roast, toast and hop. There is a lingering roasty bitterness, but this too bows down before Emperor CO2. Sweet flavours, terribly body due to overcarbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2005
Pours deep black with a lasting tan head. Gushed a *tiny* bit on opening. Lovely port aroma with liquorice there too. Sweetish start that follows through to quite a dry finish. Oily texture too. Lovely bitter chocolate and caramel flavours, with some dark fruits and vineous characters. Spice evident as it warms more, and a very warming sensation too. Lovely stout. Top stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1089) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2005
this beer is, simply put, sexy. i wish i could pick a number higher than 5 to describe how this beer looks and smells. huge sticky foamy froth comprised of millions of bubbles that range from a millimeter or so to a whole 1/4 inch. smells like a sweet stout that got blended with an abbey dubbel--think bells stout cross-pollinates with corsendonk, or rogue chocolate stout and rochefort have a hybrid child.... apparently belgium CAN make stouts. carbonation is strangely high, but it just adds another note of intrigue....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gooner8110 (17) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Pours very dark brown/black, with a thick off-white head, which comes from the high carbonation. Extremely different from any other stout, due to the carbonation, but not weak by any means. A very meaty stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2005 Thanks to TChrome for this. Pours obsidian with a tan head. Aroma of malt, chocoff. Tastes malty, with big chocoff, and a slight rauchy, chocofy finish. Wonderful complexity and balance. Delicious. The whole is worth more than the sum of its parts in this case. This is like 1 part Westy 12 mixed with 1 part Weyerbacher Old Heathen, with some Belgian ale qualities.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Body is black, with a cream head. Aroma is alcohol, licorice, chocolate, espresso. My first export, almost like a cross between a sweet stout and a belgian strong. Taste is cherries, dried fruits, chocolate, coffee. Body is way too fizzy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Pours black with a huge long lasting head (actually had to use a second glass since the first was all head). Aroma of coffee, dark fruit, and alcohol. Flavor is roasty, fruity, tangy, and malty. Long finish with smokey taste. Warming with medium to full body.


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