P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
cbfobes (2653) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, pours a pitch black with a huge tan head and tons of lacing, the aroma is quite odd, sorry cherry mixed in with a hint of chocolate as well, the flavor is slightly sour at first with some vanilla and sweetness in the finish, nice mouthfeel and the abv is well hidden, interesting.
Excalibur123 (252) - Soria, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vierte marrón oscuro casi negro, con excesiva cabeza de espuma que dificulta su servicio; en nariz aromas a cacao, ciruela negra y nueces, en boca entrada media con notas a malta quemada; amargor medio con pos gusto ligeramente amargo y con notas picantes; el alcohol se percibe un tanto, cuerpo medio con carbónico ligeramente alto, cerveza correcta sin más pretensiones.
Andy_ (921) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle
Gusher. Dark reddish brown, almost black beer with huge brown frothy head. Aroma has liquor, mudcake, roastiness, sour cherry and vanilla. Flavor has cherry, toffee, roastiness and bitterness. Palate is medium full with high carbonation. Finish has medium bitterness. Aftertaste has sour cherry, fruitiness, roastiness, coffee and sweet dark sugar. Almost unbelievably thin with this ABV, perhaps the turbocharged carbonation affects it? Other than that, just what I’d expect from a Belgian Foreign Stout.
jamesie1857 (1578) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Belgium in a Box - Black with lasting tan head. Sweet, malty aroma. Rich and full flavoured, a bitter and roasty, liquorice, coffee and chocolate. Palate is sticky with a distracting prickly carbonation. Long warming bitter finish... and a little rum kick too. Not as out-of-this-world as was hoping, but good nonetheless.
martin00sr (1464) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, seems unclear. Huge fluffy tan head. Roasted aroma with some licorice and hints of chocolate, wood and perhaps ash. Flavour has roast, caramel and licorice. Dry and roasted finish with light alcohol burn. Nice.
BeerdedDave (731) - - MAY 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at LaTrappe in San Francisco; black color; highly carbonated; roasted malt aroma; dark fruit and roasted malt flavor; fruity finish
Franksv6 (459) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear black beer with a beige standing head.
Tastes like caramel, roasted malts, coffee, nuts, and chocolate malt Hops.
Nice long aftertaste.
Sissio (843) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch dark, clear, rich brown head. Coffee, dry apricots, chocolate, light burnt wood. Carbonated, coffee with chocolate, hint of ashy, passito, wood, coffee bean. Excellent!
sir__v (961) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ De Dolle, Esen - BE. Color: dark black beer with small carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: domination of malt and roasted malt. Notes of caramel and brown sugar. Very sweet domination. Taste: malt and caramel domination. Brown sugar, rye bread. And caramelized finish. Aftertaste: roasted malt, caramel and small alcohol. Very strong for a stout but a must to try!
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of yngwie. Pours dark brown with a huge amber head. aroma of chocolate, some sour berries, slight metallic note and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, cellar , nuts, yeast and some bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.