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

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RATINGS: 1156   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (551) - - SEP 19, 2013
January 2011 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a dark brown/black with a big mocha head that subsides rather quickly. Aroma is yeast, prunes, raisin, molasses. Taste is raisin bread, licorice, and roasted coffee with chocolate and bitterness in the finish. Sweetness is cut by the alcohol bite. Thin medium mouthfeel with some effervescence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PapaVillum (384) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
33 cl, flaske, 9,0 %, nydt på Ørsted Ølbar, 15. september 2013. Rating no 100 på ratebeer. Kaffesort imperial stout med højt flot moccafarvet skum, ca. 4 cm. Det tætte skum minimeres til ca 1/2 cm efter et par minutter. Meget skøn aroma, som minder én om en belgisk strong ale med mere frugt end kaffe og indeholder noget friskt. Syrlighed og sødme i skøn symbiose i smagspaletten! Masser af smag af den gode gær. Uhm, denne øl er lige efter min smag... Middel kulsyreindhold. Lang halvsyrlig eftersmag. De Dolle har gjort det igen: givet en fantastisk øloplevelse! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
found this one in a pub. poured a dark brown colour with a small brown head. aroma is sweet with coffee and chocolate and some caramel. taste isn’t that strong bit of a watery coffee, with some dark fruits, caramel, raisins, hints of smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3300) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
33 cl. bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, fruit, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, and licorice. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2013
0.33 l bottle. Black colour with s thick light brown head. Roasted caramell and malty sweetness, hints of hops. Caramell, dark fruits, roasted and coffee flavour. Mediym body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jabic (405) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Ar: Acedic sourness, some dark caramel. Ap: Deep brown, lots of chunky yeast, with an enormous and rocky light tan head with great retention. T: Acedic sourness up front, with a cherry and leather quality - some cola and plum - the sourness and acidity really dominate. P: Medium body with exceptionally high carbonation - finish is very dry. O: It is difficult to find the stout in this beer as the sourness has almost completely taken over.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (823) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Poured from a bottle dark brown with a tan head aroma is interesting smells strong and sour. The taste is sour as well hard to Detect anything but sourness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3020) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a massive tan head. Was a bit of a gusher. Metallic caramel nose. Flavors of plum, licorice and raisins. Very effervescent mouth feel. Moderately bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
Drank this on the Manitoba bridge in Bruges in honour of fallen Canadians who took Bruges in WW2. The aroma has a smoky wood note with tons of coffee, licorice and espresso. Bitter and heavy with a bitter chocolate and tons of roasted malts and espresso. Not balanced at all but very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Pours brown to black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, honey, caramel, caramel, dried fruits, flavor is dry with malt acidity, roasted chocolate, fruitiness, medium bodied


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