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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2006
Bottled. Pours almost black in colour with a huge brown head. Sweet and burnt maltyness. Strong feel of liquorice. A bit too high carb.

Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2006
Bottle at home. Black, light brown head. Sweet, roasted malts, raisins, prunes, licorice, coffee (espresso), a bit sour and some bitterness. Not so smooth and pleasant as I prefer a stout.

Naven (1001) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle from footbalm. Pours a dark brown color, with a super nice tan/beige head. Smells excellent, tastes divine. A marriage between a belgian ale and a classical stout. And that can’t be all that bad. Very good stuff.

radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2006
Bottle obtained in a trade with <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>Larry Pitonka, thanks Andre. Deep brown in colour with a long lasting tan coloured head, lots of pillowy lace. The aroma is very sugary sweet, lots of chocolate, some alcohol, espresso, small roast. The sweetness carries over into the flavour, chocolate covered croissants, cold coffee and lots of roasted malts. Creamy mouthfeel, medium/large body, high carbonation. Finishes sweet, slightly hot.

thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2006
"I really enjoyed this stout. The pour was black with an incredible head. That thing took off like a rocket and shot to the top of glass in a second. It stuck aroud for awhile too. The aroma released was a very dry sweetness, with some roasted hints too. The flavor rules this one though. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and silky. The taste is sweet, and slightly chocolatey. A great stout from Belgium that I can’t wait to try again."

thornecb (6155) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Pours black into a snifter. Huge mocha head develops from dribbling pour -- takes a while. Roasted caramel, alcohol and soy notes. Fizzy and dry with a lingering sour coffee finish.

mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle. One of my first true Belgian beers. Not really what I anticipated. Instead of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, or molasses like one finds in many american micro imperial stouts, this beer is almost fruity and floral in nature. After the third or fourth swallow the beer actually tasted like one ground up orange rind and mixed it in with the beer. The citrus flavor was not at all pleasant like in an IIPA; rather, it was sour and unforgiving. Perhaps I need more experience outside of the US.

jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Pours black with a huge, very Belgian, tan head. Excellent roasted and dark malt aroma--coffee, chocolate, caramel, etc.--with enough of a Belgian yeast tint to remind you of its origins. There’s also a lot of raisin and fig. Incredible thus far. Very unique flavor--roasted and toasty, but with a huge Belgian character that manifests itself in a yeasty, somewhat sour, middle and end. The roasted bitterness sticks around throughout and really shows itself in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thick but too carbonated; letting the bottle breathe for about half an hour would make a perfect palate. Overall, an excellent beer.

TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2006
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de café torréfié et de raisins. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un énorme col crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café, de chocolat et de petits fruits foncés. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #537)

omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2006
VERY heady beer. Pours a deep, dark brown with a HUGE head on it. Sweet and slightly pungent aroma. VERY awesome on the tongue. Sweet and tangy with a slightly sour then smoky finish.

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