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


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RATINGS: 1358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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Admiral's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Opaque brownish black beer, with humongous dense light-tan head like the froth on a good espresso except, as I said, humongous.Aroma of yeast, dried fruit, some slight alcohol, and an inexplicable woodiness. Flavor is full of dried fruit and some chocolate, with a typical Belgian yeast funk and grassy hops that contribute little bitterness. I taste suprisingly little roast or alcohol. Voluptuously full-bodied. By far the best beer Ive had in a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (1345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 16, 2017
// Beeroda.hu Tasting Sessions 2016 @ Budapest, Hungary // Dark brown almost black color with big frothy beige brown head. Malty, hoppy and light yeasty aroma, roasted, chocolate, licorice, coffee, caramel, pine, wood, vinous notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JavitxuSoto (3) - SPAIN - JAN 15, 2017 does not count
Pinta en la Cervecera IPA(Gijon), Color marron muy oscuro con espuma beige cremosa pero poco duradera, la nariz es su punto fuerte, lo que mas destacan son notas de ciruela pasa, cacao y un ligero recuerdo a vainila, en boca no destaca nada especialmente, cuerpo demasiado ligero para sus 9, ese es para m su punto debil, de todas maneras me llevo un muy buen recuerdo sobre todo de su aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3514) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle from brought back from Bruges. Pours almost black with a huge frothy beige head. A very lively one. Nice rich liquorice aroma. The taste has more liquorice and treacle with plenty of spice and a light sourness. I would like a touch more sweetness for the style, but still an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scottishchris (718) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle from cork and cask. Rich deep brown, craggy beige head. Big malty chocolate nose. Medium body, soft fizz. Dark fruit, prunes and brown sugar. Balanced bitter and sweet. Slightly sticky finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3288) - SPAIN - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle 33cl. @ 32GreatPower, Seville, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (740) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle. Snifter. Dark brown with big, semi-thick, frothy, light brown head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma is moderately to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, brown sugar and moderately bitter. Also some notes of grains, dates, raisins, chocolate and coffee. Taste is moderately bitter and moderately sweet. Some kind of acidity from the middle of degustation. Medium body, watery to oily texture, average carbonation, finish is malty, semi-bitter, dark fruits. Summary: Overall not that bad brew, palate could be better. Nose is too aggressive, fenol-like and Belgian-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerowl80 (312) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma of dark chocolate, boozy fruit cake and coffee. Light sweet with roasty bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2123) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle at home, 8th December 16. Pours black, and lovely, head over spilling. Aroma is berry fruit, liquorice and dark chocolate. Taste is Black Forest gateau, berry sourness, liquorice, dark chocolate, cherry, nice. Lovely gear.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seynie (383) - Tienen, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2016
Dark brown with a good light brown head. Caramel, slightly burnt, rum, hint of liquorice and cough drop, bit of red fruit, espresso. Tingling towards the end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
90 (135) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2017 Ziet er prachtig uit, intens zwart, met mooie schuimkraag! Heel fijne smaak en mooie balans. Karameltoetsen. Iets te gassy. Lekker maar weinig spectaculair.

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