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

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RATINGS: 1202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2005
Appearance: Thick (3 fingers) loght brown head. Very foamy. Cloudy dark brown body. Some medium particles at bottom of glass. Head lasts a long time. Aroma: Very sweet malty. Earthy scotch (peaty?). Hint of alcohol. A bit light on the aroma. Palate: Watery, dry, good carbonation. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor: Light coffee, dark chocolate backbone. Belgian yeasts. Very sweet up front. Get a slight sourness on the finish. Spicy. Slight unlit maduro tobacco taste (not smoking yet). Interesting belch flavor. Overall: If this didn’t cost $4.49 a bottle (singles), I’d definitely drink more of these. I am very pleased by this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13798) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Bottle. Sweet, spicy liquorice aroma. Unclear, almost black colour. Very big, stable, creamy, light brown head. Very flavourful, roasted coffee. Also quite fruity and salty. Sweet coffeeish aftertaste, also very bitter. ABV is noticable in the finish, but not very clear before that. Very high carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Sampled March 2005
As I pour this beer I get aromatic notes of raisins, rum, and figs. It is quite well carbonated and pours with a light brown head that sits atop a dark black beer. When I go in for a deeper smell I get rich malty notes intertwined with notes of sherry, and a dry vinous note that reminds me of an earthy red wine. It is interesting how the aroma of this beer is similar to some rich red wines, I get notes of berries, almost jam like and a rich woody earthiness.

Upon first sipping this beer it literally froth on my tongue from the ample carbonation, so I swirl a bit of it out. The taste is sweet up front with notes of burnt raisin. It finishes a bit hot from fermentation by products, which actually form an astringent almost bitter component that helps to balance the sweetness found at the beginning. This beer is really light on the palate, almost refreshing in character. I must say I am quite enjoying this beer, there is a nice roast coffee note in the finish that only appears after the beer has been swallowed. There is a combination of carbonation and yeast derived notes that give this beer a spicy, prickly, and perhaps a hint of a vegetal note. All in all this is a nice beer that really is quite intriguing and makes for a contemplative, complex tasting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4863) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
Bottle: Poured a medium black color ale with a super huge bubbly head with excellent retention (maybe even so much retention that I regretted using a tulip glass to poured this beer). Aroma of subtle coffee and chocolate with great malt and Belgian yeast which give this stout its own personal aspect. Another great beer from De Dolle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2535) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2005
Black colour. Huge brown head. Liquorice and toffee aroma. The body was surprisingly light. Dry, very rostay flavour with notes of coffee. Bitter finish. A nice Foreign Stout, but I’ve had better.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Another huge stout: near-black pour with a minimal lightish head. Bold aroma of malt and fruit, approaching red wine. Tastes like strongly roasted malt with a wine/alcohol finish. An excellent stout!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Very dark brown color...opaque, with a medium light brown head. The aroma was unique...Belgian candy sugar, whiskey, dark (tart) chocolate, cough medicine, and some earthy tones. The flavor was more of the same with a distinctive roasty/smokey aftertaste. This reminds me of the first batch of Avery The Czar Imperial Stout...with it’s Belgian Ale/Stout characteristics. The feel was a litle thin for me...coating finish, but at the same time kinda dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Very dark brown color with a medium light brown head. Strong coffee, belgian candy sugar, chocolate, malt and bourbon aroma and flavors. Fairly thick feel with a slightly dry finish. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 22, 2005
This bottled brew poured a very large sized light brown colored foamy fine to medium sized long lasting head that left behind a opaque dark brown colored body with no visible carbonation and an excellent lacing. It had a mild dark malt aroma. The mouth feel was thick tingly and malty with a lingering tingly aftertaste with a nice malt bite to it. The flavor was malty with brown malt notes and some roasted toffee mild coffee notes thrown in.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2005
At ZBF 2005 Caramel-brown, creamy head, fully lasting. Tawny body, excellent lace. Light malts in the aroma (typical stout). Lightly sweet, heavily bitter initial flavour. Moderately bitter finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation.


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