Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - JUN 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Dark brown, almost black, yellowish head. Toasted, chocolate, "espresso" aroma. Taste is toasted, full bodied, quite sweet. It’s a big, fat stout.
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep black color and foamy beige head. Licorice, anis and alcohol aroma. Taste of coffee, anis and alcohol aftertaste. Good stout.
Bière de couleur noire opaque avec un bon collet beige. Odeur d’anis et d’alcool. Au goût, c’est le café (expreso), l’anis avec l’alcool en arrière goût. Bonne stout, pas mal robuste.
smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark, big tan head, roasted and can taste the prunes and plums. Has the de dolle signature flavor - I think they are our favorite brewer. Delicious and im not a huge stout fan
Leepe_steven (158) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with creamy tanned head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits, candy sweetness, coffee. Taste is chocolate, candy sugar, coffee, bitter aftertaste. Very well balanced.
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours Dark Black. The largest tan head I have ever seen. a quarter glass ’boiled’ over the top of the glass! It was even worse than Duvel. Ok, aroma, sour and alcohol. Flavor is mild sour with some roasted malts coming through. Good flavor, but the sour is a bit overpowering. Mouthfeel is bubbles on bubbles and champagne thin. I think I got a bad bottle. Same as yobdoog and crizay. I can tell it would be a good brew if the sour and (not so) tiny bubbles were taken care of. I wasted 5 dollars on this one.... ARGH!
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black with long lasting beige head. Signature aroma and taste of a Belgian including dark fruits, roasted malt. Very nice stout.
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like Guinness on Belgian steroids--foam exploded in my Imperial nonik glass with the first few drop I poured... this one had to settle for 5 minutes or so. Just a beautifully rich every so slightly sweet flavor - chocolate and roasted malts! Pick it up if you find it!
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex, sweet aroma, huge off-white head that hangs out for a really long time. Dark brown/Black in color. Sweet malty, chocolaty, coffeeish, toasty, roasty, nutty flavors. I’m not a gigantic stout fan, but this is one of the best I’ve ever had.
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not yer typical stout by any means, there’s a great Belgian laughing under this heady foam. Dark as night, full of delicately burned notes, De Dolle can pour me a stout their way any day.
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is absolutely beautiful in the glass; black and with a brownish head. It actually resembles an espresso with proper crema..... Burnt aromas mixes with dried fruit and a sour note. Also evident notes of De Dolle house yeast. In the mouth the flavours of dried figs and dates are almost - but not entirely - overwhelmed by charry notes. In the aftertaste the bitterness is very dominating. By the way, this beer is not just full bodied - it’s massive!!!!!
Kudos to De Dolle; once again they’ve made a very individual and spectacular beer.