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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: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

giarcsr's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
I normally don’t post, but this is to brag. Had this tonight, and it was amazing. Has a great, Chardonnay like aroma and flavor, which is probably due to the oak aging, and 8 years. Very different from the 05 reserva, but in my opinion better. It doesn’t have the hotness that I remember from the 05 and is very smooth. It also had a very slight tartness to it that was very refreshing. The bottle I drank this from is now a very nice trophy for me! If you can try this, I would highly recommend it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (11246) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. Very hazy orange to light brown with no head. Aroma of malt, caramel, mouldy notes, oxidized notes, sherry, wood, light cellar funk and toffee. Flavour is heavy sweet and light moderate sour. Full bodied with alcohol warmth and soft carbonation. [17-09-2016]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (2843) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2016
750 ml bottle shared at the original Chez Moeder Lambic’s cellar. Hazy amber orange color with small off white head. Malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, herbal notes, orange, cherries, sherry, vinous, wood. Moderate sweet and light acidic taste like aroma. Medium ily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (6372) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
@ A day to sink all seasheppards. Thnx for sharing, everyone !! Pours unclear amber, not much head. Smell is very complex. oak up first. Than some yoghurty aspects, followed by some oxidation. taste is very full, sharp, sour notes. Over an oaky, fruity, barrelfunk, yoghurty taste. Aftertaste is very light ( for the age ) oxidation. Veyr nice indeed !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (1151) - - JUN 20, 2016
Hazy reddish orange pour. Nose is port, oxidation, dried fruits, leather. Taste is port, sweet fruits, leathery, caramel, pretty oxidized though. I’d imagine this is something really special without oxidation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (9533) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Huge thanks to Kenny for this bucket list beer. Slightly hazed Carmel orange coloured pour with a fading off white head. Aroma is nice Belgian yeast, caramel, toffee, grape fruit, slight grainy. Flavour is composed of full, sticky, light grains, grape, fruit, some port, tangy dried fruit, sherry notes. Palate is sweet, medium full, grainy, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky, held up very well. Lingering lovely fruits. Really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle at Kenny’s 20K. Huge thanks for Kenny busting out this whale! It pour clear golden - amber with a small white head. The nose is rich, juicy, port wine, vinous, dried fruits, glacé cherry, plum, fig pudding marzipan, rice pudding, ice-wine and wood. The taste is rich, bitter - sweet, oily, dried fruits, port, vinous, wood, chewy, honeyed fruits, oily, stewed apple, warming alcohol, plum, fig, touch of spice, redcurrant and tangy red wine with a slick, dry finish. Medium + body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Great depth of flavour and balance. Has held up brilliantly. Exceptional..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (17231) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, massive thanks to Kenwold himself, 15/01/16. Clear golden amber with a big ole off White covering. Nose is dates, sweet’n’sour exhaust, mellow dried fruit, xmas cake, airy malts, caramelised sugar. Taste comprises figs, dates, shades of port, alcoholic tickle, caramelised brown sugar, toffee, light spice, almonds, sweet licks. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol at the curtain call. Solid Belgo strong ... has aged very well and masks the alcohol to good effect. Nice gear.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18719) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K tasting - London. Did not expect that I would ever get to try this one, so a massive thanks goes out to Kenny for sharing this with us all! Pour mostly clear, bright orange-gold with a frothy white head. The aroma holds a lot of vibrant fruits, ripe apples, melon. citrus. Medium to heavy sweet flavour with notes of smooth apple sauce, light woody dryness, peach, pear, honey, stewed citrus fruits. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more ripe and chewy fruits, honey, pear, citrus, some pale bread, toffee. This stuff is just absolutely outstanding. Great depth, nicely rounded. It has aged immaculately.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle share at Chriso’s, many thanks to madmitch20K for sharing this one. As ’De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2000’. Vibrant orange, opaque, small off-white head. Aroma is port wine, icewine, light sourness. Smells like a mix of red, white and port wine. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is thin port, syrupy fruits, apple, musty with touches of elderflower, dry finish with some booze. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
75 bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K tasting @Chriso’s, huge massive crazy thanks to Ken himself for this rare gem. It pours a clean amber color with medium white head. Aroma is intensely sweet and lightly boozy and etery, wih notes of raisins, apricots, almonds ligt lemon juice. Taste is also mostly sweet upfront with notes of raisins and red berries and almonds. Turns then more tangy and very mildly acidic with lemon juice. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, still delicious

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