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

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RATINGS: 1167   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


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 (1092) - 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 (7829) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2005
Bottled
Opaque black, huge brown head. Aroma has black coffee, roasted malts and cardboard. Medium-bodied (hides 9 % extrelemely well). Dry, chocolaty with lots of roast.Overhelming complex flavors. Long roasted, slightly alcoholic aftertaste. This is like Guinness on drugs or Westy12 mixed with stout. Another masterpiece from DDB.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2005
An incredible stout. Pours as dark as night with a generous tan head. Tastes of dark fruit, and mocha. I’d like another.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Opaque brown, large head. Yeast and candied fruit aromas with a bit of malt. Slight toasty mocha and cherry blends in well with the funkiness of what you expect from De Dolle. Lots going on in this one. All this and 9% to boot! Sign me up for another!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2551) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Bottle. Black color with a foamy brown head. A strong ruby, dark wood and cherry aroma fortells a rich flavor with plums, bread, light chocolate, molasses. Oddly thin in some respects (bubbly and light on the tongue) but also robust in flavor and with a long aftertaste.


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