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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TBone (16241) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2005
Bottled
Opaque black, huge brown head. Aroma has black coffee, roasted malts and cardboard. Medium-bodied (hides 9 % extrelemely well). Dry, chocolaty with lots of roast.Overhelming complex flavors. Long roasted, slightly alcoholic aftertaste. This is like Guinness on drugs or Westy12 mixed with stout. Another masterpiece from DDB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 31, 2011
A: The pour is dark brown, almost black with a huge brown head which has retained quite impressively. S: Definitely a nice roasted quality to the nose with some coffee and dark chocolate. Some hints of licorice and dark fruits. Mild earthy and herbal notes to the nose as well. T: Quite a nice flavor, and significantly sweeter than expected. Quite a bit of licorice to it, some dark chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. Maybe some citrus hops and a definite yeastiness. M: Medium in body with the carbonation on the high end of medium. O: Solid beer from De Dolle, who I find to be a fairly hit or miss brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15820) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
Opaque dark brown colour. Lasting light brown head. The aroma is sweet - plummy and fruitcakey with roasty, nutty notes. Rather fizzy, and this distracts the palate from what appears to be good flavour underneath. What I can taste is rich black malt flavour, with hints of roast, toast and hop. There is a lingering roasty bitterness, but this too bows down before Emperor CO2. Sweet flavours, terribly body due to overcarbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15768) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
Bottle. Black with giant light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, vinous, bitter, coffee and notes of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15684) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2007
Almost murky black with fine thick creamy fully lasting white head. Aroma of dark roasted malts. Coffee & chocolate. A vinous sweet aroma as well. Fizzy carbonation - lively mouthfeel. Yeasty dolle feel. Full body. Taste of bitter hops & chocolate. Little liquirice also. This and Ellezelloise Hercule, is without a doubt the two best stouts from Belgium! Really great!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15328) - Snderborg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Bottle. Sweet, spicy liquorice aroma. Unclear, almost black colour. Very big, stable, creamy, light brown head. Very flavourful, roasted coffee. Also quite fruity and salty. Sweet coffeeish aftertaste, also very bitter. ABV is noticable in the finish, but not very clear before that. Very high carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15259) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle. Gusher. Lost about 10 of the 12 ozs. What was left poured black with a thick brown head. Nose of chocolate malt, vanilla, lactose sweetness and coffee grinds. Taste of rich Belgian chocolate, vanilla, dry coffee and licorice. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011
330mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours black with a towering, lingering, foamy beige head. Aroma is quite funky for a stout, with high acidity, some hops, light toasted malt and metallic notes. Flavour is also quite metallic, with iodine, burnt malt, lots of yeast, with a stale, metallic finish. I dont get the ratebeer average for this - stale, metallic and much too carbonated. Not enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14486) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2011 Bottle (ZBF2008) (6:5:7:3:13=3.4)
Black, small beige head. Toffee aroma. Rich burnt taste - very aromatic hops and winey too. Massive burnt aftertaste.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Aroma is muchos muchos liquorice. Phil gets soy sauce too. Its aq very rich aroma with a roast motif, certainly. Black, nice head. Remarkably light in the mouth. Quite carbonated, not a surprise considering the source. Nice finish, leaves you wondering how they managed to make a 9% beer so not heavy. Alas, Anna didnt write any numbers down, she was scribing this one. So well have to wait for the bottle we have at home to get a numerical 2nd opinion.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 135
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5