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

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RATINGS: 1245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
Opaque dark brown colour. Lasting light brown head. The aroma is sweet - plummy and fruitcakey with roasty, nutty notes. Rather fizzy, and this distracts the palate from what appears to be good flavour underneath. What I can taste is rich black malt flavour, with hints of roast, toast and hop. There is a lingering roasty bitterness, but this too bows down before Emperor CO2. Sweet flavours, terribly body due to overcarbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13393) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13278) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2011
A: The pour is dark brown, almost black with a huge brown head which has retained quite impressively. S: Definitely a nice roasted quality to the nose with some coffee and dark chocolate. Some hints of licorice and dark fruits. Mild earthy and herbal notes to the nose as well. T: Quite a nice flavor, and significantly sweeter than expected. Quite a bit of licorice to it, some dark chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. Maybe some citrus hops and a definite yeastiness. M: Medium in body with the carbonation on the high end of medium. O: Solid beer from De Dolle, who I find to be a fairly hit or miss brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12744) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (12676) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
ZBF 2008 Voluminöser Malzgeruch, etwas alkoholisch, was sofort von Röstmalz überdeckt wird. Röstiger Malzantrunk, eine leichte Süße mildert die hintergründige Bitterkeit. Erkennbar hopfig, angenehm harmonisch, die Bitterkeit wird zum trockenen Abgang hin stärker. Test vom 11.3.2008, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 13,11,10,12,-,11 - 11,21

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12659) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
Bottle. Black with giant light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, vinous, bitter, coffee and notes of alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12469) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Strangely dusky notes, along with chocolate and coffee. The aroma is complex. It’s so dark, the color could be black. The head is massive and it is persistent. The flavor is wonderful, but it is hard to describe. It starts with a surge of aroma, going to a slight hint of chocolate. There is an underlying sour component. Bitterness accompanies the malt, preventing sweetness. It’s wonderful, but not very simple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12430) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a light brown head. Aroma is alcohol, sugar, roasted, candisugar. Flavour is smoked, oked, roasted, sugar, roasted coffee. Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a moderate light brown head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malt, and bread. Alcoholic texture with a bitter finish. Flavor of bitter coffee and dark fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12126) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Black body with just a hint of red, topped by big beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roasty, cookie dough, chocolate, alcohol, some caramel, light grape. Taste is rich, chocolate, cookie, molasses, caramel, some vinous. Finish is strong alcohol warming. Thick, full body. Great individual characteristics present, but they don’t add up to a beer I love -- I think the alcohol detracts here.


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