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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: 1341   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.: 8.0% Orig. Gravity: 1087
IBU: 50 EBC: 190


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Bottle. Pours opaque brownish black with a mighty tan head. The aroma is very woody with hints of alcohol.... a lot like a cellar, actually. Wow, where to start with the flavor. It is ultra-earthy, with obvious chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. Up front it is tannic yet sweet and it works its way to bitterness in the finish, which is quite dry. Some licorice and tree bark flavors are in there, too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5276) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2005
[RBG Low Countries 2005] Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, some hops. Black coloured, almost opaque. Brown, lasting head. Taste is sweet with a decent bitterness. Roasted coffee malts, some rye, some fruit. Overal, quite straight forward, but good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
No#69. No idea what to exzopect from this, de dolle has become one of my fav brewary’s over the cource of this weekend, however this maybe noth thier best offering. Aroma seems bitter, with coffee wresteling with grassy dry hops. Taste is very similar and drier than expected. Leave the stouts to someone else maybe and stick to the goodness they make otherwise maybe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2005
I’m a big fan of de Dolle brews, and although this is not their best, it certainly is good. Dark opaque with a medium brown head. Strong aroma of rye, roasted malts. Taste is not that strong, but with a good balance of chocolate and dark and roasted malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12359) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
Pours a huge frothy head. Opague. Roasted malt, licorice and tropical fruitin teh rich aroma. Sweet flavor with an upcoming tartness. Loads of licorice. Roasted malt. Some tropical fruit. A total abundance of flavors in this great foreign stout, with very much an own character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2005
What an interesting beer! Pours the classic motor oil black color that I expect from a stout with a perfectly shaped thick off-white head. Aroma is NOT typical of most stouts. Sure it has some coffee and chocolate but there’s also an almost cheesy smell in there as well. WAY too much carbonation. I prefer any stout I drink to be somewhat subdued when it comes to fizz and this one is extremely fizzy and violent on the tongue. Still, plenty of roasted coffee flavor to go with hints of molasses and chocolate. Some alcohol in the finish. The carbonation keeps this beer from breaking the "4" point mark in my opinion. It’s a shame really.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2006 Re-rate: Chocolat aroma with some sweet coffee. Chestnut color, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, coffee, roasted, strong licorice, laurel, light bitter, full bodied. Alcohol well hidden. Bottled. October 2005, 3.5: Bottled at Kulminator. Aroma of vanilla and light licorice. Black color, ligh brown head, good lace. Light sweet, vanilla, light roasted, light coffee, medium body. Very nice beer but doesn’t have the complixity you’d expect from a 9% stout from de Dolle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
Black-brown beer, creamy brown foam and coffee aroma with burned malty touches. The taste is soft burned bitter. Finish is very tasty and classic stout like.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Perhaps I got a bad one, but I do not like this stout at all. Metallic taste out of a bottle. Very acidic. Semi-burnt aroma. I’ll try another one in the future, hopefully in Belgium.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
smithlrs2003 (11) - washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2005
draft. deep brown/black. chocalete hints in flavor. strong, but drinkable. foamy head, little lacing.


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