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

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RATINGS: 1215   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Pours like a coke, with a lingering head. Aroma is fruity, cola, leather, earth. Flavor is earthy, dust, roasted malt, dark fruitiness. Finishes very nicely, with roasty stout, fruit and sourness converging into an awesome ending. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Black with a touch of red. Nice ligth brown head. Aroma is a bit shap with notes of yeast and spices. Sparkeling with note of burnt malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Dark black beer, aroma is of roasted malt and alcohol. Very sweet taste, with that Belgian yeast in there as well. Licorice is the main flavor I detect. I would prefer more hops in a beer of this type (i.e. American Imperial Stouts are more my speed).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Pours dark brown with thick tan head. nose is different than that of traditional stouts. Burnt malt with a slight hint of chocolate. Flavor is very robust with raisin and plum notes, but most of all the alcohol grabs the tongue. Finish lingers with alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2006
VERY heady beer. Pours a deep, dark brown with a HUGE head on it. Sweet and slightly pungent aroma. VERY awesome on the tongue. Sweet and tangy with a slightly sour then smoky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Vintage 2003 Pours jet black with a creamy, dense, tan head of one-inch. Several arching smears of lacework reveal as the beer drinks and a solid surface coat sustains. Roasted malts, nougat, cloves and citrus lead off the nose. Mildly sweet and plenty chocolaty, with a substantial orange marmalade essence. A hint of red wine follows through. Dark rum and raisins. An interesting blend of fruit, chocolate, and vineousity. Creamy and velvety mouthfeel. On the thick side of medium and a bit chewy. Milk chocolate, citrus-spiked rum, and sugar-dusted bubblegum lead off the pallet. Some mild vineous notes follow through along with dried cherries,plump raisins, clove-spiked bannana, and estery yeast. Finishes warming and sweetish with some lingering chocolate. A really interesting take on a stout, and the De Dolle yeast really shines through. Tastes more along the lines of a strong dark Belgian rather than a stout. A lot of complexity for a five year old brew

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (267) - - APR 1, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2005
When I poured this beer it looked a beautiful ebony black with a thin tan head. The aromas were a rich chocolate with a fainter scent of caramel malt. The taste failed to impress me though, as it wasn’t like a stout at all. The flavor was malty sweet with very high carbonation. There was also the strong tate of alcohol as if someone was trying to make a champagne version of a stout beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2005
bottle, this is fricken awsome. the apperence is pitch black with a slightly off white head. thick fluffy head i got like 4 inches just pouring slowly. smells like a standard belgian but then you drink it. it even tastes like it smells sweet kind of musty a slight bitterness, sweet, but then you get a little chocolate. not really a stout but quite good nonetheless. i would recommend this to anyone. just plain good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2008
ZBF 2008: Extremely dark brown with big tan head. Aromas of dark malts with sweet bread dough. Chocolate roast with an herbal twang. Tree bark and green twigs. Bitter on the tongue with roast and green bitterness (possibly herbal). Sweet pasty dough sprinkled with ground coffee. Seemed better in the past. Was there a recipe change?


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