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


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RATINGS: 1274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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

P-tor44's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Black with brown hints, awsome head with an unreal staying power, a real beauty to see poured. Chocolate ice cream aroma, soy, rich chocolate power. Very belgian tasting with its big yeast wallop. Unsweeted chocolate, figs, a bit of sourness. Lots of hints that leave me thinking Belgian Dubbel, carmelly with a twinge of sourness and alc to finish. I love De Dolle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (504) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2015
Deep impenetrable black pour with huge frothy tan head. Lots of roasty aromas - black coffee, charred meat, with some licorice, cherry and a little red wine. The taste has char grilled steak, light vinous astringency, licorice, a little plum, coffee and a lot of dark chocolate in the finish. Fairly light bodied, oily but highly carbonated. Complex and interesting stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fombe89 (1129) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2015
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 26/11/2015 Color negro, espuma beige, sabor torrefacto, seco, toques ácidos. Pendiente de repetir otro lote.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3053) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle, no date on cap. Black with a tan head that fades to a fat coat. Aroma of dark berries, chocolate, cigar box (all very Cab Sauv) roasted malt, some coffee. Medium bodied, carbonation just on the high side of moderate. Much more stouty taste, roasted barely, chicory, but the vinous notes are there and so is some sour cherry and maybe a bit of Dubbin. Dry and quite bitter as well as a bit sour at the end. A sipper. Complex, yes, and the stout/ fruity and vinous aspects pop in and out of prominence intriguingly, but didn’t hang together. After about half an hour, there’s the licorice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1996) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Very good beer. Well balanced sweet, bitter, and sour notes, with long length.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (466) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
2015/11/17 - Pours a very dark brown (almost jet black) with a thick, frothy, tan head that slowly reduces and leaves minimal lacing. Crazy gusher. Aroma is sweet malt, dark chocolate, espresso, slightly nutty and licorice. Taste is candied sugar, licorice, sweet malt and espresso with notes of dark chocolate and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation and a mildly warming, super dry finish. Really good stuff. Wish I had known that this would be gusher before opening. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2015
Black color with huge beige head. Aroma is dark malts, liquorice, dark fruits, candied sugar, Belgian sweetness. Taste is overwhelmingly intense: more fruits, but tart fruits, cherry syrup, candied sugar, burnt sugar below, dark malts, nuts, goes down the throat with a warming fruity finish. Soothing, but high carbonation. It?s like you?re drinking foam (comparable to a Westvleteren, just not as pleasant). The sweetness works out. Uncompromising and daring, which is why we love De Dolle! The only thing to criticize is the high carbonation, really. And maybe you don’t liie the sweetness, but I think it fits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1664) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 7, 2015
practically black colour, extremely huge, though not really dense dark beige head; aroma of coffee, overripe sour cherry (valami cigánymeggy féle lenne leginkább - ha valaki tud, segítsen ki, hogy lehetne ezt legjobban kifejezni angolul), some ash, dark chocolate, maybe some minimal herbal notes, as well; taste of roasted coffe, burnt woody notes, overripe sour cherry (ismét csak ;-) ) and some chocolate; great stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SanDiego1 (34) - ITALY - NOV 7, 2015
In bottiglia. Colore marrone scura, schiuma marroncino abbondante, fine e persistente. Aroma di torrefatto intenso ,caffè in evidenza, leggera nocciola e cioccolato. Al palato un pò troppo carbonata, sentori di torrefatto in evidenza, caffè, fondo di caffè, finale con nocciola e cioccolato e scaldandosi nota alcoolica e leggermente astringente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (579) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
0.33 l bottle from Firma Bier, bottled in July 2014 (a bit over a year old). Clear, very dark red with a very large, foamy, stable, brown head. Roasty, fruity-malty aroma of praline, dried dark fruits, blackberries and coffee. Sweetish, fruity-malty taste of dark cherries, blackberries, dark chocolate, roasted nuts and coffee, followed by a long, medium bitter, coffeish and minimally sourish finish with oaky notes. Medium body, effervescent mouthfeel, very lively carbonation. The faint but pleasant aroma only slightly indicates the intensitivity of the taste. Unfortunately, its highly overcarbonated, thus lacking drinkability a bit. The highlight is the rather bitter and sourish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zakoon (373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2015
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruits and some liquorice. Flavour is sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation. Finish is plain and a bit boring.

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