Sureshpa (312) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Yeast, chocolate, candy, bit of booze, woody, syrup Appearance: Dark brow, red glow, bug bubble beige disappearing head, medium lace Taste: Mild dry, dark chocolate, light sour, wood, hint of candy, chocalate, mild dry finish
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark with mahogany highlights. aroma is spicy and fruity with some choco/exrpesso notes behind. taste fruity/spicy as you would expect from belgium with hints of dark fruit caramel malt, expresso, and chocolate. the later two flavors are mostly expressed in the finish. this is really a blend between abbey dubbel and stout but still good.
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge tan head(chilled!). Scent of nutty burnt toast. Opaque brown-black. Salty, chocolaty coal taste. Strong cigarette afternotes.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown appearance, little head on it. Smells of sweet malts. Taste is very thick, slightly hot. Some decent complexity, but something I wouldn’t drink again. Not too much fun as a sipping beer.
Handypaul (300) - - APR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Novari Res. Pours black with a lasting creamy beige head but leaves only a bit of lacing, Aroma is caramel, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee in that order. Medium to thick body, average carbonation, medium to heavy sweet, light bitterness in taste, oily texture and a dry bitter and sweet finish. Excellent.
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark chocolate brown with a thick dark tan head. aroma of dark chocolates, malt, caramel, and coffee. Initial taste of chocolate and coffee sliding into a medium bitter coffee finish. Has vineouss notes as well. High carbonation. Finish lacks bitterness, but the complexity of flavor more than makes up for it.
Moolesen (293) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mnoud (292) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013.02.10 - De Dolle Extra Export Stout - 11.2oz bottle in goblet glass. Bottle cap marked "Bottled JUN2010".
Pours a very nice deep chestnut brown which becomes dark brown to black when the glass is full. Huge 1-2 inch foamy caramel head settles to about a 1cm lacey foamy head.
Aroma is basic Belgian earthy yeast. You get some peppery notes, and some roast aroma.
Mouthfeel is medium heavy. Carbonation seems adequate but possibly a little light. A bit of a creamy feel but it's mostly from remaining foamy head, though some is from the malt.
Taste is nice. Malty sweetness is evident on the front end, and then carbonation, roasty malt and a bit of tang on the middle. spicy and perhaps a bit pepper on the middle. Little to no alcohol for 9% abv. Maybe a bit of licorice as other reviewers noted.
A nice Belgian stout.
Aroma 6/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 7/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle a dark brown with a big airy brown head. Aroma was of roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of hops and a hint of licorice. Flavor was roasted malts, chocolate, and a sweet coffee.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
head, frothy foamy fresh, yes chocolate,, toasty and cool i like, a great dersert drink looks like chocolate syrup belgium is the fins ish