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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.: 8.0% Orig. Gravity: 1087
IBU: 50 EBC: 190

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
Black-brown beer, creamy brown foam and coffee aroma with burned malty touches. The taste is soft burned bitter. Finish is very tasty and classic stout like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
(Bottle at Fynske Øldage) Opaque black and a thick beige head. Aroma like black rock candy. Flavor is smoked with a sour note. Lacks some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Pours brown with a light brown thick head that sticks to the glass. Smells of chocolate and coffee beans. Taste is roasty with some nutty elements and a slightly spicey finish. Decent, but not my favorite from this brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2006
Bottle. Beige high and lasting head. Black body. Spicy coffee/choccolate flavor plus alcohol aroma. First impression a bit sharp and bitter flavor. Later more pleasant chocclolate dominated coffee flavor. Alcohol contents well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle. One of my first true Belgian beers. Not really what I anticipated. Instead of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, or molasses like one finds in many american micro imperial stouts, this beer is almost fruity and floral in nature. After the third or fourth swallow the beer actually tasted like one ground up orange rind and mixed it in with the beer. The citrus flavor was not at all pleasant like in an IIPA; rather, it was sour and unforgiving. Perhaps I need more experience outside of the US.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2006
Bottle at home. Black, light brown head. Sweet, roasted malts, raisins, prunes, licorice, coffee (espresso), a bit sour and some bitterness. Not so smooth and pleasant as I prefer a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 This is probably one of the most frustrating beers I’ve ever had. There are great things about it, but the flavors just don’t go together. It pours an oily black with a big thick brown head. The scent is surprisingly tart & fruity (not like a stout) with a touch of chocolate candy. This is very different for a stout, in that is has an upfront tartness, almost acidic fruitiness. Then is finishes with an amazing stout character of burnt malts, a grainy mouth feel, and a dark earthy, chewy, espresso/mocha like finish. The finish is GOOD, but the flavors just don’t go together. That is why it’s frustrating. It’s almost like having a very tart & sour raspberry chocolate cake where the fruits are too sour, and the chocolate is perfect. The flavors don’t mesh well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2006
Black body with a brown edge, medium size bubbles in a light brown head; Quite small nose with fruity coffee, brown bread and dried fruit; Huge (to much) big bubbled carbonation in a body with quite a bit of fruity acidity, mixed with a thin butter texture; The fruity acidy grows in a long finish that is a bit thin and dry, aromas of a burnt stout, burnt chocolate and some licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2006
33 cl. Thanks, Luiss, even though I can get this beer locally! Pours a murky brownish black, opaque, with a towering, slow-to-fall thick, bubbly, moussy tan head. Waiting for the head to fall essentially means that this beer comes with a warm up band. Thick cherries and chocolate on the nose, maybe even a hint of oatmeal or white sugar there, too. Big roast and chocolate and plum notes hit you on the attack, and the body and carb are in the medium range (working harmoniously rather than calling attention to themselves). Unfortunately (unless you’re a real lover of the traditions of foreign and dry stouts), there’s quite a lot of sour, dry, metallic and chalk business, especially at the end. Neither refreshing nor warming...I never know what to say to these beers about where they’ll fit in, but I know somebody loves them. They just have to keep being themselves. Sometimes that conventional wisdom really is best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2007
Dark brown and unclear. Has a creamy, off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma with sweetness of laqurice, coffee and something like a burnt, wet newspaper. Flavor is a bit acidity. Palate a bit thin for a stout.

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