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De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2000

Formerly brewed at De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium


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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva is a specially matured version of De Dolle Stille Nacht. This version of Stille Nacht is matured for 18 months on first fill bordeaux casks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
bottle provided by bu11zeye. Yay! My 100th rating lol! Poured a hazy caramel brown. Aroma was of brown sugar, banana, and sour cherry. Flavor was of brown sugar, tart cherry, and apple. Light carbonation. Not too bad!! Kind of tart!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Sampled at woodshop 5.0. Pours a deep translucent amber. Aroma is sweet and fruity, with cherries, prunes, raisins, and an understated sourness. Flavor has golden raisins, chocolate, orange peel, and some alcohol, very well balanced. Iíve been told that the bottle I had the pleasure of being able to sample wasnít among the best examples of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2010
Rating #2000 Original rating from about 2 years ago. I was lucky to have this again just recently thanks to chrisq, but sadly that bottle just hadnít quite held up nearly as well. It was a bit more oxidized and seemed rather muted.

Bottle shared with 3/4 and kmweaver. Sweet vinous nose, lots of candied red fruits, toffee and caramel in abundance, light oxidation. Sweetness is upfront on the taste, but itís not overwhelming, alcohol is there, but kept in check. Caramel and toffee is lightly oxidized producing a sherry note along with a bit of figs and raisins. The red fruits are still very bright and vibrant. Finish is oaky and tannic with a bit of vanilla. An amazing treat. Thanks for sharing guys!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jblauvs (1345) - Chester, Vermont, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Holy Shit, I never thought Id get to try this, Thanks to OteyJ! Pour is a murky orange with a surprisingly lively head of offwhite. Aroma is lively as well, Apricot and nectar fruit dominate in the nose, A bit of brandy, very vinous, great sweet vanilla barrel notes, super creamy and perfectly carbonated. Falvor is bursting with sweet molasses, sweet barrel notes, white wine, caramel, with a strong finish of maple candy. Incredible, Jaw dropping, This is a vivacious beer that despite its age is one of the best Ive tasted

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Probably the best bonus ever. Honestly, are you kidding? Oteyj, jblauvs, and I are about to enjoy this to the absolute fullest. Pours a murky, brownish orange with a small bubbly head, nice lacing that renews incredibly well considering how old this stuff is. Aroma is incredible: tons of nectar fruit like apricot and nectarine, great sweet vinous notes, wood from the barrel aging, raisin and other dark fruits, and some angel food cake and Belgian yeast. Flavor is absolutely freakish. Huge notes of maple candy, nectarine, grape, caramel, brown sugar, plum, raisin, and wine-- so sweet, but so unbelievably good. Palate is obscenely smooth; 12% ABV what? This beer left my mouth agape, my jaw on the floor, and my love of Belgian beers renewed. Could be my favorite beer ever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2010
UPDATED: APR 18, 2010 MASSIVE thanks to Bo at BA. The pour is opaque apricot with a small white head and low carbonation. The aroma is massively nectar oriented with huge vinous barrel notes, fruity dough, massive dark fruit. The flavor is transcendent. Massive caramel, dark fruit, nectar fruit, dough, grapes, maple syrup, brown sugar, plum, and fig. The alcohol simply isnít noticeable. The palate is perfect- massively viscous with a sticky coating mouthfeel that doesnít ever quit. Absolutely divine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle shared by Chris Q. At Woodshop. Pours a deep sunset orange with a bubbly white ring, nice lacing was let on my tulip. Aromas and flavors of candied dark fruits with some caramel apple and brown sugar. Pretty damn tasty stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9435) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Chris, are you shitting me? I mean really. I cannot believe I actually got to try this beer. Holy shit. Holy crap. Fruity aroma, with a great bit of fruit and oak on the tongue. Flavor is sweet and bready. Goddamn, fuck it. I just want to say thanks to Chris. You rock brother. You rock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A Beer I thought I would never get to try. Bottle opened by Chris Q at Woodshop 5.0. Bottle poured fast as expected, thanks fully Denim Dave, found me in the bathroom and I got to try a quite small taste out of his glass. Thats more of this beer than most people will ever get to try and that makes me happy. Pour is orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet. Taste is sweet, rich with lots of dark fruits, EPIC!!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2010
(750ml bottle, 2000 vintage) Pours a cloudy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of bread, toasted grain, raisins, honeycomb, molasses, caramel, and toffee. Flavor of raisins, orange, toffee, caramel malt, vinous, baked apple, and some brandy. Nicely complex and well balanced. Excellent!

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