ChrisSc (199) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle into tulip. Lille.
Appearance: dark brown with slight ruby tint. Tan head with good stability.
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, spice notes, alcohol.
Taste: on the sweeter side with a nice bitter coffee finish.
Palate: full body from very active carbonation. Somewhat tingly on your tongue. Good long finish.
Overall: not what I would typically consider a stout, but very good jut the same. A very nice aroma and flavor are this beers best attributes. Feels very warm in my stomach.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!!
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is more like Saison, the taste seems to be bit on the plane side and bit dry.
Helsdon (183) - Toronto, 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.
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
jesus christ, the foam was 98% of the glass on a careful pour!
thin palate, sharp bitter flavor.
luvcasks (178) - USA - APR 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Sour, Spicy and Floral with some faint roastiness
Appearance: Dusty brown to black with a large lasting tan to light brown head
Flavor: Open with flavor of roasted grains and coffee (these were not apparent in the nose) the sour and spicy elements show up with great restraint
Palate: Sightly spritzy, Roasty toasty flavors finishing dry (dangerously drinkable)
Overall: Expect the unexpected, a Belgian Stout very unique and uncommon. I really like to surprise in the sense that for an a such a big beer it is surprisingly light. The aroma is not what you expect from a stout