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

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RATINGS: 1185   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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Bottle from City Beer Store. Dark brown color, dark khaki head with massive bubbles--the beer looks alive. Huge pungent aroma with yeast, bananas, nuts. Tastes starts off Belgian yeast and fruits and finishes with a huge kick of smoke, nuts, very dark chocolate. One of the more complex beers Iíve ever had (if unsubtly so--the flavors hit you over the head)

1.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
I found this beer so repugnant I poured it out. The first problem was extreme overcarbonation, such that i couldnít get it properly into a glass, and eventually was forced to suck foam. Worse was the taste. I like sour beers like Flemish reds. And I like dark, bitter stouts. But I didnít like this creepy combination of sourness and aspirin-like bitterness, with an alcohol burn to boot. While it smelled OK, I noticed no complexity--just sourness and burntness. It was too thin. (of course, it may be, like others with similar low ratings suggest, that this was a bad bottle.)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2008
pours muddy dark black with a large rocky light brown head. Aroma is moderatly malty of dark bread , grain and roasted malts. lightly hoppy of pine and lemons, heavily yeasty , barnyard, grapes, apple and port. Flavor starts balanced nice roasty flavor on the sweet side with an interesting yeast flavor finishes more sweet but same malt profile. medium bodied, creamy and fizzy. Way to much co2 for style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Mahogany with a awesome beige head that you could float a penny on.Dark fruit,currants,rum soaked bread all present in the aroma.I started to drink to cold and its really tasting like a dark belgian strong but as it warmed the roastiness is awakened from its cold induced slumber.Its a little overcarbonated and quite explosive on the tongue.Its got some burnt roastiness in the swallow.Definitely a sipper Well done De Dolle!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Burnt caramel sweetness like a really dark treacle on the nose. Taste is similar with a strong sweetness married to a roasted earthy note. Fades to strong dark caramelised dark fruits helped along with smooth carbonation. Very tasty and enjoyable for a cold winters night.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (187) - Toronto, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
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 thatís OK with me. Suck it Guinness. Tiki you should try this. Tee hee.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Big nutty chocolate aroma. Great head retention. Mouthfeel coats and blossoms. Quite dry. Full of complex flavors nutmeg, chocolate, figs, and slight dark fruits. Outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Pours a very dark black with an off white head. Aroma is of fruit, berries, dark roasted malt, very complex. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, maybe some coffee, some bitterness in the finish. Over all not my favorite of the De Dolle line but still very drinkable enjoyable stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma is more like Saison, the taste seems to be bit on the plane side and bit dry.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (184) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown, nearly black, half finger nut brown head. Aroma is slightly roasted, burnt figs, hint of ripe banana. Some grass and acidity. Taste is slight sweet and then more and more roasted and finish is bitter from the dark malts and dry roast mouth. Body is medium.


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