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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1371   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3386) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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 didnt know what to expect from this one, but I really enjoyed it. Well hidden alcohol and a nice tart background that you dont see in stouts everyday.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 This is probably one of the most frustrating beers Ive ever had. There are great things about it, but the flavors just dont 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 dont go together. That is why its frustrating. Its almost like having a very tart & sour raspberry chocolate cake where the fruits are too sour, and the chocolate is perfect. The flavors dont mesh well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
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, Ill have another.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 29, 2006
The pour is a dark, rich black with a huge, frothy tan head. The aroma is rich with spice, chocolate, coffee, nuts, and fruit. The flavor has a caramel sweetness along with coffee, chocolate, and spices. Finishes with a bit of roastedness although very slight.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Many thanks to Secret Santa. Brown/black color with red edging when held to the light. Small tan head. Aroma is grainy with roasted nuts decomposing fruit, and coffee. Flavor has a fair ammount of coffee, sweet caramel and more nuts. i didnt get any chocolate out of this. Body was quite thin and the flavors didnt hang around long on the palate. Quaffable for a stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (6378) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown body with light brown head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted aroma. Flavor is quite sweet, alcoholic and dried fruit. A nice balanced beer with an extra sting on the edge.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2006
11.2oz - Aroma is very nice. Creamy chocolate, roasted dark malts, freshly ground coffee, and a little black cherry. Pours black with a huge brown head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma with the coffee bitterness and chocolate creaminess fighting for attention. Palate is smooth and creamy so I guess the chocolate wins. A great tasting foreign stout that will be revisited often.


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