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


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RATINGS: 1225   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Temptation (252) - - JAN 28, 2013
Black plum color, with some ruby shining and beige and foamy head. Dark chocolate, coffee and liquorice with a back of Porto wine. Slightly more bitter than a traditional stout, has a deep taste, very well balanced, to yeast, coffee and liquorice with nuts. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 (From notes) Bottle. Black, lots of foam (though the latter might be due to an incorrect glass). Aroma is sweet, some hops. Flavor is dry, bitter, even a bit sour. Dark roasted coffee (burnt). A bit bubbly on the tongue. Perhaps I had improper expectations for this one, as I didn’t think it would be so dry and bitter. I will have to try this again one day, though.

Update 16 Nov, 2012: Aroma also has some vanilla. Flavor includes some liquorice. Finish is dry, slight sweetness, bitter. Good thing I tried this again. Certainly better than I first thought it was, but still not quite my thing!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Goodness, what a head. After pouring two inches into the glass, it was full of foam (quite a contrast to the immediately-preceeding Harvey’s Imperial Stout which hardly had a single bubble). The head was lighter than many stouts, but still respectable. I didn’t get much of a smell off of this one, other than a slight alcohol/preservative smell. As one might guess from the head, the feel of this beer is quite carbonated. Taste is a decent stout flavor, with the standard malty/chocolate flavors coming through. Nicely balanced. Overall, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Pours nearly black with a thick foamy yellowish head topped of a fluffy cap. The aroma is of dark roasted malts: coffee, molasses, rich dry chocolate. All the ingredients of a great stout are present. The flavors echo the nose with a robust blend of over-roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate and licorice. The texture is creamy and soft, giving to this virile mixture a touch of grace. A bit unusual for a Belgian but pleasant nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (247) - Toronto, Ontario, 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 that’s OK with me. Suck it Guinness. Tiki you should try this. Tee hee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (246) - - JAN 31, 2015
Chocolate and rasin aroma. Pff white foamy head. Pretty sour yeast flavour. Prumes, dadels, ristretto. Not enough coffee and chocolade for me, not Thatcher good for a stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark black with a creamy head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, some slight sweetness of malts and booziness. Taste is big on dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Some sweet notes to it, nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Appearance is pitch-black body with a giant tan head that keep coming close to overflowing. It took me quite a while to get the whole beer in the glass with the way the head was acting. Rings of lace were left around the glass as I consume this. Aroma was of sweet malt with a dash of alcohol over a roasted scent. The flavor was filled with chocolate malt with fruitiness to it of darker fruits. Alcohol was present as was a distinct licorice flavor. The taste ended of a roasty alcohol note that seemed to linger for a bit. Body was about medium and creamy with good drinkability. Good brew that I would definitely pick up again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Pours dark black with a big, rocky head into a New Belgium snifter. Upon a slight swirl, the head pillowed into the size of almost 3 fingers. Aroma of cacao, ash, slight smoke, and some earth spice. The taste definitely takes a turn for more of a rustic sense. Earthy, dirty, ashy, roasted malt and chocolate are at the forefront of the flavors with some anise notes hiding in the finish. The roastiness of the espresso is at times a bit astringent, but it tends to work with the chocolate flavors similar to a chocolate covered espresso bean. While all the flavors work well together, the beer is just a tad too effervescent. The carbonation is nice, but a little more silk to the body would have been nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2007
jet black big caramel brown head. big dark chocolate and nutty aroma. nice roasted flavor and slightly warming with the alcohol. chocoalte flavor has a hint of bitterness in it as well as the roasted coffee finish. flavors join together really well with this and perfect for the cold nights.

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