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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Itís beyond me why this is called a stout. It poured a cola color with a huge yeasty head. Aroma was of yeast,subtle chocolate and coffee,hints of dark fruits. As a true strong stout this pretty much blows. IMO,this should be classified as a dubble. As that it is slightly above mid level quality but this is still pretty young being only about 3 mos old or ther abouts. If you pick this up expecting a Storm King or Bells Expedition you will be in for a huge letdown. I rated it as a dubble O/W it would have gotten in the mid 2s.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Body is black, with a cream head. Aroma is alcohol, licorice, chocolate, espresso. My first export, almost like a cross between a sweet stout and a belgian strong. Taste is cherries, dried fruits, chocolate, coffee. Body is way too fizzy.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2005
When I poured this beer it looked a beautiful ebony black with a thin tan head. The aromas were a rich chocolate with a fainter scent of caramel malt. The taste failed to impress me though, as it wasnít like a stout at all. The flavor was malty sweet with very high carbonation. There was also the strong tate of alcohol as if someone was trying to make a champagne version of a stout beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2005
The aroma was smokey, slightly roasty w/ dark fermented fruit and alcohol esters. The flavor had smoke, raost, dark fruit, and an alcohol sweetness. The beer poured a dark brown color w/ purple hues; thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was full and creamy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 A huge his as I popped the cap. Poured in to my Duvel glass. Pitch black, with an enormous tan head, as expected with the amount of gas let of when I poped the cap. The head lasted forever. Notes of prunes, mocha, earthy, and alcohol. I get flavors like an alcohalic mochaccino. Some licorice. Good bitterness. The carbonation is a big detractor. It makes the entire experience almost unwanted. Also has an alcohol burn.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2988) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle, shared with hogtown harry and blankboy. Dark brown, huge brown head. Mild yeast, burnt sugar aroma. Dry, yeasty, black licorice taste. Boozy. Ok, interesting, unique, but not terribly enjoyable a bit of a letdown, given its reputation (and the awesome run of beers we had been on in the tasting). Fruity hints at the end. Just ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6412) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of myself. Pours dark brown with a massive foamy lasting light-brown head. Crazy lacing. Aroma of yeast and burnt sugar -- doesnít smell like a stout at all, more like a Belgian. Flavourís a little more stout-like, very dry and with lots of alcohol. This was O.K. but thereís no way in hell this is a Stout, not even close.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2006
Bottled. Pours almost black in colour with a huge brown head. Sweet and burnt maltyness. Strong feel of liquorice. A bit too high carb.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2007
Big fizzy coffee coloured head takes along time to quit. Very dark brown hue. Mild coffee and roast nose with a slight metallic ping. Nothing to write home about. Quite true to the genre to taste. Roasted malts drive the palate, feels a touch rough and tastes quite dry. Medium strengh despite the 9% and to be honest needs a bit more hapening with the flavours to ge me really excited. (e3.25 @ ít Brugs Beertje)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAXSON (533) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
12 oz bottle. I poured in just a splash to my tulip glass, and the whole glass seemed to instantly fill with caramel-colored foam. No liquid whatsoever. 15 minutes later, the beer was finally emptied into the glass, and I was ready to drink it! Strong coffee in both the aroma and the flavor. Malty, kind of smoky. Thin on the palate. Not great, probably the worst De Dolle beer Iíve had.


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