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.
mnoud (297) - 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
RomanW70 (296) - 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.
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.
Helsdon (290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ah Boston a town free of, well, the LCBO. Bottle from Charles Street, my new favourite place in the world. Ya De Dolle! Pours as a stout should dark opaque finger or two of tan head. Rich smell. Sweet molasses, roast caramel malts, little fruity red wine, touch of booze. Taste big booze, little sour wine, lot of roasted malts, nice balance. A stout brewed in Flemish beer country. Not your standard stout, but that’s OK with me. Suck it Guinness. Tiki you should try this. Tee hee.
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
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle pours extremely dark brown with massive light-brown head sporting all sizes of bubbles. It eventually fades into a creamy 1/4 inch. The aroma is highly acoholic and smells much of dark chocolate, raisins, melted sugar and brandy. It’s bouquet is complex and surprisingly enjoyable to take in.
The taste is mostly black coffee. I can taste the hazlenut and chocolate too, but faint. Flavors are slightly disturbed by an off-putting sourish metallic finish and then ruined. Palate is slightly smooth, slightly thin, quite creamy leaving a fatty feeling in the mouth. Carbonation is good.
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle. Poured dark brown with 2-3 fingers’ worth of beige head. Smelled of fruits (probably dried), chocolate, light anise and vinous flavors. The taste was of the same but it has a strange tartness to it. Finished a little funky. Needs more body.
poech73 (278) - Braine, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière brune à la robe noire opaque et au un beau col beige persistant. Son nez fort épais est gras, très parfumé développant des senteurs de réglisse, de malts chocolats avec des relents de café expresso fraîchement moulu, des effluves de pain de seigle allemand et une pointe fleurie. Ce nez élaboré détone un peu avec un bouche pesante: son maltage torréfié, quoique complexe, reste assez lourd en saveurs de café caramélisées, gras au palais et fort rond. Une sensation lactée accentue cette onctuosité avec une petite pointe fruitée surette. En finale, je reçois les saveurs d’orge grillé sur des notes aigres que houblonnage accentue un peu laissant la langue rêche. Bière à la signature régionale caractéristique.
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark black with a massive tan head! Strange aroma of sweet roasted malts, black licorice, chocolate, and a rubbery sour smell. Wow, even for a stout the Belgian yeast jumps right out with a strong citric, acidic, sour finish. Strange pairing with this chocolatey coffee initial taste from the stout... Nice full body with a little dryness on the finish from the alcohol. Sips a stout, swallows a Belgian.