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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1363   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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4.1
fonefan (50751) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle. Medium black color with a huge long lacing light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, burnt, coffe strong, moderate hoppy and yeasty, brown sugar ?, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is lively, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. Very nice

3.9
yespr (47113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours black with a gigantic lasting brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, clear alcohol presence, somewhat dried fruity. Flavour is smoked, burned malt, coffee, some chocolate smoothness and some liqourice sharpness. Slight burning alcohol finish with a classic de dolle yeast presence, a slight acidity blending in with the bitterhops. Complex yet tasty brew.

3.9
Ungstrup (38246) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2004
A black beer with a fine light brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of roasted bread. The flavor is rather complex on a background of alcohol it contains prunes, plums, roasted bread, and bitter coffee - before it ends on a dry bitter hop note. A very nice beer.

3.7
joergen (29007) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a huge beige head. Roasted aroma of coffee with notes of alcohol and dried fruits. Roasted flavour with notes of dried fruit and dark chocolate. Dry roasted finish.

4.2
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2006
Pours a dark brown colour. Very big long lasting tan head. Coffee and roasted malts in the aroma. Roasted and a little sweet flavor with lots of coffee notes. Hints of licourice too. Has a nice bitter finish. Lovely.

3.8
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2006
Bottled (thanks rlgk). Dark brown colour, huge brown fluffy head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and smoke. Flavour has the same in it. Slightly acidic hopping in the finish in my opinion, but still a very good beer.

4.4
Travlr (25876) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Chewy, chocolatey, bitter, thick stout in the American style. Reminds me of Bell’s Expedition Stout. Should age very well.

2.8
cgarvieuk (25742) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle ah home (pda crashed lost notes from 2 days ago) Deep black .Some roast malt a nd a little salt !. HAs a bitterness very simelar to De Dolle Oeral

3.7
omhper (25568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2004
Bottled. Near black, rich head. Fruity, appley licorice aroma. Dryish with rich butclean mouthfeel and just loasd of licorice. Fairly bitter. Balanced for a Belgian stout.

3.3
madmitch76 (25382) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 25th May 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Creamy stout but quite smoky and some worcester sauce sourness going on. Not my favourite Belgian stout!

25th January 2015
Old bottle. Hazy deep amber - brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Tangy oxidised dark malts. Plummy fruitiness. Trace of dark chocolate. Light tangy finish. Interesting!


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