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96
style
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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2006
12 oz bottle into a Tulips glass. Pours an insanely dark and thick black with a huge foaming amberish tan head. The aroma is moldy, plummy, spicey, and chocolately. This brew has incredibly low carbonated and creamy feel to it while brings flavors of sweet chocolates and figs near the start, which progesses into a more plummy and light coffee alcohol singed finish. The head sticks around for the glass and appears to be very creamy. The alcohol sticks to the palate for a minute after each sip. Has that Belgian sweetness in the background somewhere as well. I didnt really know what to expect from this one, and Ive enjoyed it, but I guess I thought it was going to be a bit bigger. At the same time its completely fulfilling. Quite strange?!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rickgordon (3870) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2006
[Bottle] Dark brown color. Cottony head, that is light brown. Light roasty nose with minerals and ozon. Milk-cheese acidity, light roasty flavour. Belgian-Style vineousity. Sweet licorice above all that. Too much sourness for a stout in my opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Intense flavors of dried fruits, dates, plums, and raisins. The finish was an INTENSE alcohol finish with a very, very lingering dryness. A found it to be quite comlex and extremely difficult to decontruct, but would very much like to conduct a series of science experiments on a case in my laboratory.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2006
I may get beat up for this, but stouts are one of my least favorite styles.

This, however, may be the exception that proves the rule. The aroma was more like a Belgian--maple, carmel, alcohol. The flavor had no coffee, more like plums, fruits, alcohol (I wrote Damnation! in my notes) the palate was thin and syrupy. As for the appearance, it was a dense dark brown with a head like the foam you get when you boil fruit. Whatever you do, DONT look at the bottom of the glass. Chunky cannot describe it.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (10152) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 First rating from August 12, 2006:
(Sampled from bottle, thanks Marsiblursi)
Dark brown color with a brown head. A tad vineous scent, some smoke, Belgian ale, sweet. Sour acid, green grape peels taste. No bitterness, no thank you!
Rating:6/3/2/2/6 = 1.9

Second rating with the higher score -
(33 cl bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm)
Dark brown color, thick creamy brown head. Sweet fruity scent, some light colored chocolate, a little bit vinous. Rather vinous taste, with a bitter bite to it. Low bitterness. Not as complex taste as I would have hoped. Pretty thin body.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 (Bottle) Pours dark, dark brown with a BIG sandy head. Aroma of berries, minerals and nuts. Belgian sweetness. Too sweet licuorice. Rancid butter. Very sour coffee. Flavour is really sour with some milk chocolate. Unsweetened grape peels. Couldnt drink it all - too sour! Something wrong with the bottle?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2006
24/05/06. Brugges. The tan coloured head totally filled the glass on the first pour. Nose reminded me of the Courage Russian Stout I had a couple of days before. Taste was watered down vegemite, bonox, liquorice and soy sauce. Medium body but a touch watery for me, still I thought it was fairly good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Poured a thick-hazed caramel color with plenty of sediment and a head that was tan and slow to settle. Highly potent aroma is almost intoxicating to smell. Clay and caramel notes are heavy and sweet. Despite a smooth body, this beer leaves a touch of grit in the mouth and a hint of burn in the gullet. Malty and dry with dark fruits dominating the flavor until a finish of coffee bitterness. This one is worth further investigation.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14966) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Strangely dusky notes, along with chocolate and coffee. The aroma is complex. Its so dark, the color could be black. The head is massive and it is persistent. The flavor is wonderful, but it is hard to describe. It starts with a surge of aroma, going to a slight hint of chocolate. There is an underlying sour component. Bitterness accompanies the malt, preventing sweetness. Its wonderful, but not very simple.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bp (915) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Bottle from Whole Foods in NYC. Thick frothy head, musky smell, coffee, bitter and malty taste. I agree with one of the other posts - a little over carbinated. Decent.


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