RomanW70 (297) - 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.
mnoud (293) - 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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).