tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 Original Rating (11/23/2004 - 9-4-9-3-19=4.4): Apple-cherry-marzipan-dark fruit in the doughy, lightly spicy, aromatic belgian nose. Opaque brown with off-white/tan head head that recedes to lasting cover. Belgian yeastiness but does not overwhelm the dry stout character. Pleasant finishing roastiness. Bottle enjoyed with DYCSoccer17, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Omhper and Rastacouere.
Re-rate (27-Feb-05 - 8-5-7-4-15=3.9): Doughy orange-pine with a light burnt roasty character. Opaque black body is topped by generous and lasting fine-bubbled tan head. Plenty of yeast in suspension. Chocolate flavour is bettersweet with citrus and raisin fruitiness. Medium body with moderate carbonation that engages the tongue. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT and Olivier.
omhper (19380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Near black, rich head. Fruity, appley licorice aroma. Dryish with rich butclean mouthfeel and just loasd of licorice. Fairly bitter. Balanced for a Belgian stout.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black Coloring with Tan Head. Coffee...Bitter Chocolate Aroma... Smokey Notes... Roasts and Noticeable Alcohol...Which Seems to be a Trademark of De Dolle.... Dry and Bitter at The End...Not My Favorite Stout But Certainly a Decent One.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
omhper in Montreal #14 (with MartinT,tiggmtl,Rastacouere,DYCSoccer). Opaque medium brown, wispy foam top. Yeasty, darkly fruity nose, cherry-dominated but with hints of other berries, roasty mocha. Lively, juicy dark chocolate in the full flavor, baked fruits and light herbs and fir. Beautiful.
Rastacouere (6130) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muddy dark brown, gentle light foamy head is a bit small for de dolle’s standard. Incredible nose, I mean.. the complexity in this impresses me. Roasted berries, apples, blueberries, there is a whole fruit basket in there. Woody, roasty. Gentle yeast hints come out with a mild dust touch. Significant alcohol presence remains blown away by the fruits. taste: A good bite in a roasted toast on which you’ve added a complicated fruits jam with a chocolate syrup. Hints at vegetal oil, grassy hops, wood etc. Medium body, a touch too carbonated for my liking. A medley of flavor which has no comparables. Cheers Casey!
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2005 Obvious Belgian yeastiness and fruity (cherry, grape), vinous alcohol...Intense carbonation propels the union of roasted chocolate malt and green hop bitterness, but seems to encourange a background acidity...More De Dolle than Extra Stout, that’s for sure, but still one of my least favorite of theirs...
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark body with a huge, light tan head. The aroma is sweet and malty. It has some apples, ginger and cinnamon. Also a light touch of chocolate. The taste is bready with some apple pie, nutmeg and pepper spice in the finish. After drinking you also get some anise and coffee. The mouthfeel is slightly thin, but it is very flavorful. there is lingering chocolate in the aftertaste. Very solid.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2004
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn did i really love this beer. Sort of a cross between a stout and a sour belgian ale, with wonderful results. Poured black with a small head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is of coffee, port, raisin and smoke. Flavor is wonderful, woody notes, sourness, raisin, and some chocolate and coffee. Excellent pleasing mouthfeel. One of my new favorites
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 Smoky aroma. Looks like a frothed up porter in the glass. Smoky taste to match the smell. Burnt raisin and charcoal flavor, but thin palate. Not something I’d seek out again, but interesting to see the belgian take on a Foreign Stout.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
another great beer swilled with silphium; wonderful dark brown appearance; aroma was interesting (maybe a cross between a porter and a belgian style) with spices and smokiness; thin to medium palate; flavor was abundant of spices and fruits; a very impressive beer