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


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RATINGS: 1200   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (514) - - JUN 14, 2014
33 cl bottle. Quite possibly a 2010 vintage. Pours a dark brown with beige head that was nearly "gusher" level that faded to a thin wisp. Aroma is sweet malts with yeasty bread notes. Flavor is dark fruits, leading with prunes, plums, and slight coffee bitterness. Finish is slightly dry and bitter, with lingering black cherries. A certain Belgian yeast complexity is prominent throughout. A favorite for many years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3063) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Black with a huge frothy brown head and some lacing. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, roasted malt, liquorice, chocolate and grapes/winey notes. Taste is also quite Belgian with yeast, liquorice, roasted malt, chocolate, grapes/winey notes and light bitterness. Medium body. Moderate/medium carbonation. Slightly mouthfeel. Long lasting fruity (mostly grapes) finish with a touch of alcohol. Good complexity as itís almost always the case with De Dolle. Quite tasty. Balance isnít bad either. Interesting for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle, bottled jun09*<jun10. Pours black with a big dense creamy mocha head. Aroma Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa and oak barrels, as well as vanilla, coffee and muscovado. Medium body with soft carbonation. Massive flavour with tart burned malts and dark fruit, as well as tobacco, liquorice, oak and burned burned wood. Lingering burned and malty finish, with dark fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (561) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a jet black with a very foamy off-white head. Aroma is oak and malts. I also get a very strong oak flavor, as though this was aged in bourbon barrels for a while. There are some roasted malts, chocolate, and a decent amount of bitterness. While I do like this, it also comes off as a bit much in terms of the combination of oak and bitterness. Thereís a touch of sweetness that goes too far, in a way, but another part that makes it a very nice sipper as it warms up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1494) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Aroma: iron, toasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Appearance: dark brown/black, medium creamy beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: quite some bitterness expanding, turning dry in three average-long finish. Overall: great Foreign Stout, nice dryness. Pint at The Times, Ypres.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (2022) - WALES - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle, 18 months old. Dark brown with a huge foamy beige head. Aroma - dishwater, yeast, slight smoke, touch of booze. Body - medium to light, low carbonation, quite foamy. Taste - dank caramel, sweet date, red berries, milky coffee, finishes dry and tart with some alcohol. A bit weird - it has a sharp tartness that I assume isnít meant to be there. Drinkable (slowly).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2269) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 14, 2014
on tap @ Taste of Belgium / Cincinnati OH --- Opaque black/brown with a full 3" head that never goes away, wisps of lace. Taste is musty sweet malt, but it quickly becomes bitter roasted chocolate, adding effervescence in the finish. A full bodied brew, great for sipping.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
domienS (129) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2014
Pours a dark stout with a nice stable beige head. Smells like coffee and roasted malts. Has a bit of liquorice also. Tastes sweet and burnt. Has a really nice and interesting after taste. Great stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deu (723) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Pours an almost black liquid with little head. Very easy drinking for a stout and the aftertaste is almost never ending. Tastes of coffee, and burnt barley - maybe a little too bitter but pretty much bang on. A very good example from such a varied brewery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2014
11.2 oz bottle. Black beer with brown head. Coffee and alcohol aroma. Coffee and chocolate taste. Boozy and bitter aftertaste.

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