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

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RATINGS: 1141   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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
(draft) Fizzy, which was quite a strange sensation coming from a stout. More coffee than chocolate flavored, so not my favorite even once the fizz had faded.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2008
pours brown with a tan head which takes time to lace away. leaves some residue on the bottom. alcohol and fruit in the nose. an assault of smokey stuff, chocolate, coffee that start the eyes a-watering. thick and full-bodied. not enjoyable or refreshing, but an interesting experience.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Sampled at the Alexi Distributors event at Limelight. Thanks Jim Bird! Murky brown pour with creamy brown head. Nose is a little tart cherry. Not too much roast, with a tart finish. Very prickly carbonation. Overrated.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2010
Brown lasting foam. Black color. Small roasted aroma with some violets. The taste is roasted with belgian yeast carracter and a small acidity. A 2 year old bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Roasty, sweet aroma... with touch of chocolate, dried fruit (raisins ?) and some alcohol. Flavour is much more subtle... lacking even, than the aroma. It’s tart. Definitely roasty with a little smoke. Sort of thin bodied for a stout. Highly effervescent. I was expecting more from this one... especially from the aroma. Not worth the price.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle, split with mcberko. Pours solid black with a thick lasting tan head, foams easily. Smells musty, dirty, industrial, creosote, engineering metal output. Flavour of iodine, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, burnt wood and dirty smoke. Nasty smell, not great flavour, decent aftertaste, but that’s it. Not impressed.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (1253) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
donker bruin met zeer schuimige witte kraag.
aroma: chocolade, toffee, kruidig, geroosterde mouten, chocomout, kandij suiker.
smaak: kruidig, notig en zure tonen.
indruk: hij proeft behoorlijk alcoholisch, kruidig, espresso en zuur en metalig.
onprettig

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2006
Didn’t travel well to Australia. The end result was a glorious mess. There were hints at how good this might be but they were overwhelmed by the flaws. Looked fine - black with a fair, lacing head. But the first scent impression was of rubber. In a blind smell test, I would have said I was sniffing a rubber fruit cake served with chocolate cream. There were raisins and milky chocolate, but the dominant aroma was a weird pollyfilla note. In the mouth, it was very thin and fizzy. Molasses and figs upfront and a huge hop finish. Coarse and clumsy. (Duff homecoming gathering - thanks Ecze for bringing this one)

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (2822) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
Beer explose when i open... Aroma:chocolate and acidity... Appearance:Black-redish,big tan head... Flavor:small acidity (infected),chocolate and alcohol...

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 First rating from August 12, 2006:
(Sampled from bottle, thanks Marsiblursi)
Dark brown color with a brown head. A tad vineous scent, some smoke, Belgian ale, sweet. Sour acid, green grape peels taste. No bitterness, no thank you!
Rating:6/3/2/2/6 = 1.9

Second rating with the higher score -
(33 cl bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm)
Dark brown color, thick creamy brown head. Sweet fruity scent, some light colored chocolate, a little bit vinous. Rather vinous taste, with a bitter bite to it. Low bitterness. Not as complex taste as I would have hoped. Pretty thin body.


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