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


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RATINGS: 1242   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Pours with a black body topped by a medium thick, brown head with some lacing. The aroma is bitter yet malty with notes of alcohol adn a touch of sweetness. Rather mellow flavor...itís a little bitter and malty with a slight roastiness. Full bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
An enormous initial head, many moments later..aroma of coffee grinds. But this worked -the malts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
light cocoa aroma over a black body & brown head, this stout is slightly hoppy & easy to drink. sampled at the pizza port belgian fest 2005

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Rocky balooning head that sticks around for the whole beer. Dark, but not a black hole by any means. Musty sour aroma with some hints of dark malts: chocolate, roasted, maybe Special B. Some alcohol presence ... not quite a stout, but not quite a belgian dark ale -- the roastiness makes it a definable stout. An interesting juxtaposition of two favorite beer countries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Dark brown body, large fizzy tan head. Interesting roasted "sweet and sour" (?) aroma containing creamy toffee / butterscotch, berries, chocolatey tobacco. Flavor... rich roasted chocolate malt, espresso, vanilla, anise, tobacco. I donít know what that flavor is... roasted tobacco anise? It reminds me of a large component in the Westvleteren 12 in a way; maybe its from the yeast? Too carbonated for me... its a pet peeve. Either way... great flavor and aroma... good complexity and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2005
The color is strange - black but somehow orange. Not ruby, orange. Quite bready and sweet nose - cola, nuts, bananna, alcohol vapors. Tastes somewhat like cola at first, giving way to a nice bready/nut thing. Refreshingly dry but a bit much on the alcohol. Cherries and wood in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Bottle. Huge tan head that was mostly lasting, small-medium sized bubbles, fair lacing, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a black hue. Aroma was malty, chocolate, roasty, and coffee. Flavor was acidic, lightly bitter, malty, coffee, and chocolate. Very tingly palate. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2005
Black. Fruity aroma. Very soft mouthfeeling. Quite malty with coffee notes and a slightly burnt bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2005
Bottle. Black with large brown head. Malty-sweet, roasted, plenty of coffee, bitter-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
mmmm.... de dolle. POursa deep black hue with a begie head. Aromas of chocolate, espresso, and a light hop presence. Flavors of the same with a light bitter finish.

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