overall
97
96
style
Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Foreign Stout
Diksmuide, Belgium

bottled
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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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3.8
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
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 didn’t get any chocolate out of this. Body was quite thin and the flavors didn’t hang around long on the palate. Quaffable for a stout.

3.8
Beer5000 (6625) - 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
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.

3.6
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 didn’t really know what to expect from this one, and I’ve enjoyed it, but I guess I thought it was going to be a bit bigger. At the same time it’s completely fulfilling. Quite strange?!

2
rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, 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
RAYBOY01 (2010) - 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
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, DON’T look at the bottom of the glass. Chunky cannot describe it.

2.7
gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, 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
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, 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. Couldn´t drink it all - too sour! Something wrong with the bottle?


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