Travlr (18624) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chewy, chocolatey, bitter, thick stout in the American style. Reminds me of Bell’s Expedition Stout. Should age very well.
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark color; huge creamy head, beige. Strong liquorice aroma. Good Strong Ale, with some more roasted malt dryness than usual. Roasted nuts; a lot of liquorice. Strong, dry ending bitterness. Very good as Foreign Stout, below standards for De Dolle.
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from the brewery. Dark brown/black with lasting thin dark tan head. This is an absolutely intense stout. Tar, liquorice and bitter dark chocolate on the aromas. God, this is intense. Almost primeval. Mouthfeel has the sour notes of a stout with some carbonation. Finish is like swallowing 200g of dark chocollate in one go. Definitely pleasant but it does feel as though you have been mugged by a lump of bitter chocolate wrapped around a prune brick. One hell of a beer though.
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a big, foamy beige head, too big actually, and a black body. Chocolate, roasted malt, sugar, berries and a touch of yeast in the aroma. Rather dry, effervescent, slightly warming in the mouth, with flavors of chocolate, dark sugar and some burnt malt. Even though there’s this warming sensation, the flavors of alcohol is well hidden. A nice Belgian stout. (080118)
rlgk (15802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a huge head. Chocolate aroma, tar and licorice, some fruity notes. Licorice flavor, tar, dark chocolate, oily, vanilla notes. Quite mild hoppy bitter finish. Very good!
saxo (15684) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice big long lasting head. Aroma is thick with roast malt. Taste is likewise. Good long finish.
Rasmus40 (15195) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dried fruit and yeasty. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. A good mix between a stout and a Belgian strong ale. A bit too sweet though. 270511
Dedollewaitor (15070) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost murky black with fine thick creamy fully lasting white head. Aroma of dark roasted malts. Coffee & chocolate. A vinous sweet aroma as well. Fizzy carbonation - lively mouthfeel. Yeasty dolle feel. Full body. Taste of bitter hops & chocolate. Little liquirice also. This and Ellezelloise Hercule, is without a doubt the two best stouts from Belgium! Really great!
Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Kunstemaecker, Steenkerke, 17/10/14.
Rich mahogany brown with a big old tan coverin that retains very well.
Nose is light roast, dates, fruit cake, liught cocoa, oatmeal tones.
Taste comprises oatmeal biscuit, light spice, hint metallic, earthy, chocolate tones.
Medium bodied, light prickley carbonation, drying close.
Solid export stout, the ABV is well integrated.
TBone (14899) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black, huge brown head. Aroma has black coffee, roasted malts and cardboard. Medium-bodied (hides 9 % extrelemely well). Dry, chocolaty with lots of roast.Overhelming complex flavors. Long roasted, slightly alcoholic aftertaste. This is like Guinness on drugs or Westy12 mixed with stout. Another masterpiece from DDB.