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


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RATINGS: 1315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobs_ols (452) - LATVIA - DEC 3, 2014
Black, strong brown head. Some sweetness and roastiness, strong chocolate and coffee. Nuts, chocolate and coffee - sweet more than bitter. Finishes chocolatey bitter. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Hot damn! I’ve been waiting for something new out of these guys. This tastes like an Imperial Stout, with a ton of fruity and roasty flavors. Tastes strong, but not too bitter. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (443) - FRANCE - OCT 9, 2015
Nez démonstratif. Nougat, réglisse et café en bouche. Assez liquide et mousseuse. Des notes herbacées et épicées aussi ( genre cardamone ... ) Du fruité confit ( griottes )... Pas mal d’arômes, mais avec un côté aqueux ... Presque une porter donc. Pas si équilibrée que ça ... Bien, mais je ne sis pas fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2010
bottle .. Deep brown pour , huge beige head , good lace . Slightly sweet aroma , lots of coffee and chocolate notes with a touch of spiciness . Flavor is very roasty , burnt coffee bitterness , chocolate smoothness and a liquorice bite . Medium bodied , medium to high carbonation . Slight alcohol in the finish .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Sample at the Corkscrew, Urbana. One of the better European stouts I’ve tasted. Rich and thick, notes of fudge and roasted coffee on the palate. Prune and date meets belgian yeasts for some added funkiness. Good balance of hops and malt. Fine work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2007
Pitch black with nice brown head. Coffee, malt, liqurice, toasted and chocolate. A bit high acidity but still very pleasent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rask0lnikov (434) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2016
Dark brown colour. Light brown medium head. Dark bread and roasted coffee beans in the aroma. Salty caramel at first. Black bread and coffee. Bitter finish. Not oily. Rather medium bodied. Medium carbonated. Well balanced and convincive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Pitch black pour with a big beige head. Wonderfull aroma with hints of chocolate, coffee, wood, liquorice and roasted malts. Same hints in the taste. This beer has a near perfect balance. Good hop finish. Great brew!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle, courtesy of me. Pours pure black with tan head. Strong roasty malt aroma, toffee, caramel, chocolate. Alcoholic nose. Flavor is heavy on the malt, more roasted and burnt flavors than other stouts I’ve tried. Almost a sharpness to the taste, but balance by malty sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Ohh but for the carbonation this beer would defy all others. Dark...dark...dark beer. Head is massive, khaki. Nose softly wafts into the nose. Musky roasted malts, clean, clean yeast. Exquisite. Cocoa. Interesting when this one hits the tongue. This is as carbonated as most belgian strong ales are and that really cuts in between the folds of flavor. First a musty roasted grain, then a slight cheddar and sweetness. This comes to a sweet flavor coupled with alcohol. Lots of alcohol. Too carbonated I agree but from this brewer it isn’t all that strange. G

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