luvcasks (178) - USA - APR 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Sour, Spicy and Floral with some faint roastiness
Appearance: Dusty brown to black with a large lasting tan to light brown head
Flavor: Open with flavor of roasted grains and coffee (these were not apparent in the nose) the sour and spicy elements show up with great restraint
Palate: Sightly spritzy, Roasty toasty flavors finishing dry (dangerously drinkable)
Overall: Expect the unexpected, a Belgian Stout very unique and uncommon. I really like to surprise in the sense that for an a such a big beer it is surprisingly light. The aroma is not what you expect from a stout
Helsdon (131) - Toronto, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ah Boston a town free of, well, the LCBO. Bottle from Charles Street, my new favourite place in the world. Ya De Dolle! Pours as a stout should dark opaque finger or two of tan head. Rich smell. Sweet molasses, roast caramel malts, little fruity red wine, touch of booze. Taste big booze, little sour wine, lot of roasted malts, nice balance. A stout brewed in Flemish beer country. Not your standard stout, but that’s OK with me. Suck it Guinness. Tiki you should try this. Tee hee.
maledictum (613) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown and a little overcarbonated with a huge tan head. Roasty aroma. The initial taste is all alcohol but then it fades quickly. Interesting beer. More chocolatety and malty flavor. Full bodied.
boxofrane (2062) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Union Jacks. Pours black with a big brown head that has decent retention. The aroma is a bit boozy, some coffee, stove chocolate. The taste has some coffee, cacao, not as boozy as the aroma. High carbonation and a bit dark fruit . Not bad.
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
andregoncalves (1333) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Color is dark. Head is medium to large and brown. Body is medium and quite carbonated. Taste is high bitter and low sweet. Aroma is heavily roasted, looks like a coffee, quite dry and light cocoa and chocolate.
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, large tan head; aroma of roast malt; taste is sweet, roast malt backed by a nice fruitiness; spicy; enjoyable.
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big tan head very gassy dark pour aroma fruit roast coffee citrus chocolate cocoa the flavours roast coffee bitter is medium cocoa caramel chocolate fruit taste rich strong yeast note light sour note well balanced stout the finish nice yeast and fruit notes good roast malt lasting bitter good stout
ansalon (1281) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a low creamy mocha head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, dark red fruit, caramel, brown sugar. Taste is chocolate, honey, dark red fruit, caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation.
RussianDragon (331) - - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Quite possibly a 2010 vintage. Pours a dark brown with beige head that was nearly "gusher" level that faded to a thin wisp. Aroma is sweet malts with yeasty bread notes. Flavor is dark fruits, leading with prunes, plums, and slight coffee bitterness. Finish is slightly dry and bitter, with lingering black cherries. A certain Belgian yeast complexity is prominent throughout. A favorite for many years.
tom10101 (2662) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). Black with a huge frothy brown head and some lacing. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, roasted malt, liquorice, chocolate and grapes/winey notes. Taste is also quite Belgian with yeast, liquorice, roasted malt, chocolate, grapes/winey notes and light bitterness. Medium body. Moderate/medium carbonation. Slightly mouthfeel. Long lasting fruity (mostly grapes) finish with a touch of alcohol. Good complexity as it’s almost always the case with De Dolle. Quite tasty. Balance isn’t bad either. Interesting for sure.