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

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RATINGS: 1285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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


herbjones' rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Full bodied stout that has everything your looking for. Good roasted bitterness, espresso, dark chocolate, full bodied with a silky mouthfeel, the only thing that is detrimental imo is the yeast they use. Imparts that funky belgian quality that while looked for and enjoyed in a nice triple kind of throws things askew in a stout. Still a nice beer and enjoyable for a change of pace.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomekk1978 (1164) - Ząbki, POLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Aromat: wyraźna czekolada chyba we wszystkich odmianach, do tego kakao, wiśnie w czekoladzie, spotykane raczej w mocniejszych stoutach, alkohol, nieco kawy, melano czy palności. Bardzo fajnie skomponowany. Byłoby nieźle, niestety po dolaniu wychodzi wyraźna kwaskowość, (obecna także w smaku), której być nie powinno, bo sugeruje problemy.

Wygląd: barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa / jasno brązowa, od drobnych do grubych pęcherzyków, potem redukuje się do tych mniejszych. Ogólnie bardzo obfita (jakby przegazowana), ale umiarkowanie trwała.

Smak: niestety wyraźna kwaskowość i nadmierne wysycenie, co sugeruje, że piwo może być niestety stare. A szkoda, bo zapowiadało się bardzo dobrze. Mimo tego nuty czekoladowe czy palone są nadal wyraźnie wyczuwalne, wsparte alkoholem. Goryczka alkoholowo- palono- ziołowa jest w okolicach średniej, drażniąca i trwała. Krągła pełnia, wysokie (zbyt) wysycenie i kwaskowo popiołowy finisz z wyraźną nuta alkoholową. gdyby obniżyć wysycenie, a kwsakowość zastąpić słodyczą byłoby zapewne całkiem udane piwo. Obawy miałem już na początku, bowiem na butelce nie znalazłem żądnej daty przydatności do spożycia.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poolstar (42) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
dark brown , high carbonation malts.coffee a very nice stout with a lot going on at mancbeer fest

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJoer (1117) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2016
Medium brown head, black coloured body, malts metal some yeasts like taste, medium to high carbontion low medium bitter cacao coffee some fresh some malts

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutHead (924) - DENMARK - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours completely black with a huge tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit. Taste is of roasted malts, fruits, lots of hops, spices, coffee, licorice and sugar and yeast. Medium to full body and high carbonation. Bitter and burned with a nice roasted finish that has that De Dolle tartness to it. Pretty damn good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leghorn99 (193) - Livorno, ITALY - JAN 16, 2016
Bellissimo l’aspetto, di colore nero impenetrabile; sontuosa anche la schiuma, compatta, a trama fine e cremosissima, molto persistente, di colore nocciola. Al naso sentori di mirtillo, mela verde, una leggera speziatura, orzo tostato; man mano che la birra si scalda emerga anche una leggera aciditą (lattico). Annusandola ad occhi chiusi, difficilmente verrebbe da dire che si tratta di una stout. Anche il gusto č abbastanza particolare, ci sono le tostature, c’č qualche lieve nota di caffč e cioccolato che ogni tanto fa capolino, ma c’č soprattutto una marcata aciditą lattica affiancata da note rustiche e terrose. Il gusto, poco pulito, č nel complesso gradevole e l’aciditą fa sģ che questa birra dal 9% di grado alcolico si beva con una facilitą commuovente. Il finale č ancora pił sorprendente: leggermente salino, una nota di pelle/cuioio, con un retrogusto morbido ed etilico di frutta sotto spirito (prugna, uvetta) e tostature.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (465) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black with a lasting dark brown bubbly head. Aroma of dark chocolate, oats, lactose, dark fruits, coffee, hints of liquorice. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, figs, blackcurrants, brown sugar, biscuits, warm caramel and chocolate finish. Medium to hard carbonation, light oily mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (6252) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2016
Nice tasty Belgian stout!
Black color with a fine beige head. Nice smooth intensity in the aroma. Full body and bit to high carbonation. Mild fresh acidity as well. Nice balanced sweetness. Toffee, chocolate, yeast and fruity flavor.
[Bottle from a trade with JefVerstraete]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopverdju (210) - BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2015
Zwart bier met beige rijke blijvende fijne schuimkraag. 1 jaar oude versie geproefd. Geur: bruin brood korst, geroosterde mout, koffie zuurtje, mineralen. Smaak: zurig – zoetige aanzet die overgaat in bitter – zoet en koffie. De afdronk is geroosterde smaak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (866) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2015
Black colored, strong tan frothy head, nice lacing and very long lasting. Aroma is of dark chocolate, strong dark fruits and licorice, roasted malts, burnt sugar and yeast. Taste is medium sweet malt, roasted, dark chocolate, some burnt sugar, again very strong dark fruits, yeast, some alcohol, quite dry roasted bitter finish and some roasted acidity with a lasting aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (710) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle. Nose is nut, coffee, hints of ash, raisin, fruit. Taste is strong red wine, leading to nuts, chocolate, plum, blackcurrent and licorice, hazelnut, filter coffee, tobacco. A complex and interesting stout.


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