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

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RATINGS: 1372   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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flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Very dark brown color with a medium light brown head. Strong coffee, belgian candy sugar, chocolate, malt and bourbon aroma and flavors. Fairly thick feel with a slightly dry finish. Very nice!

3.3
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Pours very dark brown with a thick sea-foamy tan head. Slightly sweet aroma of chocolate, with very notable alcohol, some spicy notes, and a nice coffee undertone. Flavor is very musty, and fairly tart. If it weren’t for some of the other reviews, I would think that I had a bad bottle. Other than that, there is just a hint of coffee and bitter bakers chocolate underneath. Palate is medium, and viscous, with some chocolate lingering in the background. This one just wasn’t for me, the tartness really threw me off, and there didn’t seem to be any real structure.

3.4
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
(Bottle at Fynske Øldage) Opaque black and a thick beige head. Aroma like black rock candy. Flavor is smoked with a sour note. Lacks some sweetness.

3.7
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 4, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours black, with a tan head. Smells of rasin, brown sugar, roasted malt, bread. Tastes of a heavy sweetness, with a strong espresso bitterness that lingers, with lots of roasted malt flavors. Full bodied. Lively carbonation. Texture is oily. Finishes dry and bitter.

3.7
Gerardgathier (512) - - NOV 12, 2014
Black pour big head. Hop choco coffee bitter aroma choco coffee taste Dark fruit. Too carbonated

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
Melnis (507) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma is more like Saison, the taste seems to be bit on the plane side and bit dry.

4.4
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Pours an opaque brown with a small brown head. Sweet aroma. Roasted flavor with hints of dark fruits and coffee. Nice bitter end. Interesting and wonderful stout.

4.1
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Bottle. Fizzy dark beer, no head. Lots of black patent malt, but dry. Alcohol is obvious and the yeast notes are evident yet subtle.

3.1
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - NOV 28, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 Garrafa, em Bruges (BEL), em novembro de 2007. Coloração preta, com creme marrom gigantesco, denso e persistente. Show!!! Notas de café e malte torrado. Amarga, sem tanta personalidade. Stout diferente. Sabor mais aberto, talvez azedo. Seca. Não gostei da proposta. Muito azeda/ácida. Não é tão encorpada como as demais Stout. Desvirtuou um pouco do caminho. Parece mais uma brown ale.

3.3
jdjuice (500) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - AUG 2, 2008
I made the mistake of not giving this enough time to cool down. Opened this up and it immediately gushed out of the bottle and all over the kitchen. Very highly carbonated. Flavors were very dark and musty. Quite dry and complex, kind of similar to flavor notes found in scotch. I want to try again with a well refrigerated bottle.


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