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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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Serapac (216) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle from Malting Pot. Pours dark with huge brown creamy head. Minimal lacing, low carbonation. Aroma coffee, chocolate, roast malts. Medium to full body, somewhat harsh texture. Taste milk coffee, chocolate truffles, cinnamon, first sweet, later turning into malty tartness. Nicely complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (219) - Granada, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2015
Negra, con una buena capa de espuma marrón que desaparece lentamente. Aroma a torrefacto, ciruelas pasas, algo de oporto y un toque ácido. Buen cuerpo, oleosa y bien gasificada. En boca chocolate amargo con final licoroso. Muy buena. Bottled: 2014-04

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (549) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle, pours black with a large tan head. Aroma: earthy, chocolate, liquoriceTaste: Chocolate (lots), toast, soy, espresso, some citrus. light-medium sweet, moderate bitter, lively carbonation, medium body, oily texture, long chocolate bitter and hoppy finish. A hoppy stout with some saison like traits?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (738) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown not quite opaque with a huge dense head and some legs. Aroma is fresh dark rustic bread with toasted crust. Flavor is roast. a tad lactic, cocoa, licorice, fairly mild sweetness and bitterness. Alcohol is totally hidden Feel is very full and lively but ends watery. Really nice and balanced. Not especially complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (504) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
Black with creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and soy saus. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee and with a bitter metallic aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Robv (60) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2015
Wauw, this beer is powerful! It’s very bitter (that’s what I like) and you can compare it with dark chocolate of 80% cacao and coffee. It also contains a little bit of soy in the taste, which realy completes this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1541) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
(GUSHER! BEWARE!) 33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a huge tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, yeast, herbs, nuts, and liquorice - with a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maarten1993 (485) - - DEC 23, 2014
Drank with Tijs, Thierry and Rik at home 21-12-2014. Beer has lots of carbonation. Taste is fairly one dimensional, dark like coffee and chocolate. Taste is fine but not that comprehensive or rich.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ooggetuige (4) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
From bottle, bottled mar 2014. Pour very frothy. Very dark and syrupy. Chocolate, toffee and espresso flavours. A beer for wintery evenings. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moolesen (319) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Black with a brown head. Coffee nose which also is very present in the mouth. Very high carbonized. Disturbing., simple too much. After some rest I tasted it again, and now the chocolate and coffee flavours are much better. Medium length.


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