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


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RATINGS: 1313   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2006
Pours almost black with one hell of a HUGE head (and we’re talkin John Holmes tackle) the damn thing took 10 mins to pour. Aroma is chock full of coffee and the darkest of chocolate, a lively mouthfeel and a big espresso bitter taste with no hint of the 9%. Stouts are not my fave style but this is amoungst the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Many thanks to Secret Santa. Brown/black color with red edging when held to the light. Small tan head. Aroma is grainy with roasted nuts decomposing fruit, and coffee. Flavor has a fair ammount of coffee, sweet caramel and more nuts. i didn’t get any chocolate out of this. Body was quite thin and the flavors didn’t hang around long on the palate. Quaffable for a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moolesen (405) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Black with a brown head. Coffee nose which also is very present in the mouth. Very high carbonized. Disturbing., simple too much. After some rest I tasted it again, and now the chocolate and coffee flavours are much better. Medium length.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Glass: snifter, tulip Purchased at: Canal’s Discount Liquors, Burlington, NJ (Thanks, Mike!) Price: $4.27 Size: 11.2 fl oz ABV: 9% IBU: n/a Estimated Calories: 200 C RateBeer Rating: 96 Aural: opening is a long chore. carbonation is overstimulated, pour takes five minutes. Aroma 8 out of 10 Intensity: strong Balance: sharp Impression: a bit off Malt Flavor: alcohol toffee chocolate roast Hops Flavor: earth resin Other: a bit chemical Notes: alcohol dominates the aroma Appearance 5 out of 5 Color: black Clarity: opaque Head Retention: persistent Notes: Deep black body under a great tan head. Flavor 10 out of 10 Intensity: strong Balance: sweet and bitter Impression: nice Malt Flavor: burnt caramel toffee chocolate roast coffee Hops Flavor: earth resin Other: licorice, espresso, dark, roasted, rich Notes: A taste that more than makes up for other failings. Palate 5 out of 5 Mouthfeel Sensation: creamy slick drying warming Body: full Carbonation: faint Finish Length: long Intensity: strong Balance: bitter Notes: A very nice finish, and a unique flavor in the taste. General Impression: 16 out of 20 Craftmanship: medium Freshness: seems a bit stale Personal Taste: liked Notes: Again, having trouble with a De Dolle bottle opening, which is highly disappointing, considering the cost. Luckily, I’ve mastered the art of opening overcarbonated/yeast issue beers. Address : <http://beercritic.wordpress.com/>

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle. Brown-black coloring. rich 1" tannish head with quick carbonated dissipation. Grapes, sugary, molasses, toffee elements. Similar in taste though tart and with coffee-ground finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - FEB 15, 2012
Pours black with brown head. Strong smell of dark chocolate and leather. A lot of foam in your mouth, straight coffee and roasted malt flavours then a nice bitterness. Strange acidity, lack of body? Some vegetable notes, liquorice and chicory. Dry, as a stout should be. If Guiness is dry and strong for U, pass your way! If you dream of a stronger, dryer and more roasted Guiness type of beer: this is for U! Cheers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (395) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Dark brown pour, fairly large light tan head. Aroma is highly fruity, and I get just a faint hint of chocolate. Flavor is much more roasty than the aroma. There is chocolate, fruits, alcohol, and some mild sourness. The main problem is that the palate is kinda thin. This is a big beer and I expect a beer of this magnitude to be a little more rich and robust. Still, an acceptable brew, and a worthy sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2011
11.2 oz bottle, pours an opaque ink w/ a huge foamy peaty head, aroma is rum, raisins, and light esters, sweet, rich and smooth with a light lactic tang, tons of complexity, delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - APR 26, 2008
11.2 oz bottle, been around a while. Pours with a typical (although not as wild as others) large head, a creamy beige, over a near-pitch black body with faintest ruby highlights. Nose is rich and slightly musty, strong notes of chocolate, tobacco, rum raisins, and a noticeable yeasty sourness. Brandy sharpness on the palate, with a nice roasted undertone, along with more currant sweetness and a mild grassy hop character in the finish. A highly unusual yet enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachneger (393) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
Koffiezwart kleurig bier met een koffie crème kleurige schuimkraag . Smaak ouderwetse laurierdrop sterke koffie.

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