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

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RATINGS: 1362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Note: ABV varies between 8 and 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.: 8.0% Orig. Gravity: 1087
IBU: 50 EBC: 190

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3.5
Habanero (4768) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle: Pours dark brown with a huge tan head. Roasted malt in the nose, dark coffee and chocolate. The flavour is very malty too. Full bodied. The finish is roasted, alcoholic and slightly bitter. A heavy brew.

3.6
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Black pour with a huge tan head. Roasted malt, orange peel, and alcohol in the aroma. Lots of coffee flavor with a hint of citrus. Medium-thin body.

3.9
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2006
pours black with a large brown head and heavy carbonation. Aroma is of chocolate, roast, earthy yeast, and alcohol. Taste is the same and is complex, alcohol warm and spicyness in the finish. unique!

4.2
thomat (3985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2007 Dark brown color with a thick brown head. Chocolate, coffe and nut tones. Full body with a long warming finish.

3.7
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Beer 20 Summer 2006 trip in Europe. Drank on 7/2/06 bottled and drank at The Brugge Bear in Brugge, Belgium. Sweet and fresh for an imperial stout. Although many people get this in the US I had never seen it so I was happy to have it in Belgium. Defintely not a typical stout nothing like an english or american imperial, but very good nonetheless.

3.9
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle. Deep, dark brown with a fine, but thick, beige head. Fruity and tart nose (think cranberries), slight burnt smokyness, with vinous and vanilla notes, not a typical stout aroma. Flavor is nice. Cocoa, smoky, more tart fruit, slightly bitter, dry finish. Nice mouthfeel too, bubbly, and thick, but not overly anything. I didn’t know what to expect from this one, but I really enjoyed it. Well hidden alcohol and a nice tart background that you don’t see in stouts everyday.

3.4
PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 This is probably one of the most frustrating beers I’ve ever had. There are great things about it, but the flavors just don’t go together. It pours an oily black with a big thick brown head. The scent is surprisingly tart & fruity (not like a stout) with a touch of chocolate candy. This is very different for a stout, in that is has an upfront tartness, almost acidic fruitiness. Then is finishes with an amazing stout character of burnt malts, a grainy mouth feel, and a dark earthy, chewy, espresso/mocha like finish. The finish is GOOD, but the flavors just don’t go together. That is why it’s frustrating. It’s almost like having a very tart & sour raspberry chocolate cake where the fruits are too sour, and the chocolate is perfect. The flavors don’t mesh well.

4.4
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Smooth nose, nice pour, great head, smooth taste, smooth finsh.....great scotch....Oh ya say it ’tis a beer? I knew it looked dark. Really a nice slow drink that awakens your senses. Thank you sir, I’ll have another.

3.8
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 5, 2006
milk chocolate and hop aromas. enormous brown head over a black beer with excellent lacing. chocolate, hazelnut and hops. a pretty hoppy stout. dry, quick, roasty aftertaste.

3.5
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Pours black with a large tan head even after 20 minutes (I put the kids to bed after I poured it). Smells like very sweet rock candy with some roasted tones. The taste is heavy in roasted flavor upfront switching to sweet candy and back to a caramelly roasted nuts. Quite differential: switching from bitter roastedness to sweet raisin candy. Not much bitterness or hop flavor but not one-sided sweet either.


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