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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1370   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

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (15126) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
This was just too much for me. Generally I like stouts, but this is just too much roasted coffee for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Strangely dusky notes, along with chocolate and coffee. The aroma is complex. Its so dark, the color could be black. The head is massive and it is persistent. The flavor is wonderful, but it is hard to describe. It starts with a surge of aroma, going to a slight hint of chocolate. There is an underlying sour component. Bitterness accompanies the malt, preventing sweetness. Its wonderful, but not very simple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14659) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a light brown head. Aroma is alcohol, sugar, roasted, candisugar. Flavour is smoked, oked, roasted, sugar, roasted coffee. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle poured a nearly opaque brownish black with a LARGE lasting tan head. Aromas of yeast, bitter chocolate, a bit of licorice and hints of dark fruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of sour yeast, bitter chocolate, light licorice and a hint of espresso with a lingering sweet finish. Not a bad stout but it needs more body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (14225) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Keg at La Capsule, Lille, France. Very dark brown with cream head. There is a full on darkly roasted malt body to this, quite heavy on the palate with a roast nut character. Quite complex with fruity hints and a light herby flavour then liquorice. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14199) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle from Rivers Bend. Poured a black color with a huge frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Full body with a smooth sticky texture. Complex roasted dark fruit stout flavor with a medium bittersweet smooth finish of moderate duration. Very well balanced dark fruity stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14022) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Black body with just a hint of red, topped by big beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roasty, cookie dough, chocolate, alcohol, some caramel, light grape. Taste is rich, chocolate, cookie, molasses, caramel, some vinous. Finish is strong alcohol warming. Thick, full body. Great individual characteristics present, but they dont add up to a beer I love -- I think the alcohol detracts here.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (14014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle from Beer Merchants. It pours opaque black with a thick tan head. The nose is salted caramel, liquorice, plastic, roasted malt, light smoke and coffee grinds. The taste is espresso coffee, roasted malt, light acidity, soft berry, earth, ash, light sourness and liquorice with a dry, roasty finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Complex and well balanced. Im not a great fan of the smell, but it tastes damn delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Re-rate 6/26/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks zvikar. Black with a big light brown head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, roastiness and dark fruits. Roasty dry-ish flavor with dark fruits, coffee and burnt notes. Medium-bodied with strong carbonation. 6/4/7/3/14=3.4

(3/7/08) Bottle at t Brugs Beertje in Bruges. Black with a huge stable light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, a bit of coffee and some yeast. Roasty and very bitter flavor with burnt notes, some hops and spice. Medium to full body. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13828) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
Bottle. Creamy light borwn excellent fully lasting head. Brown colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Really great. Moderate bitter flavor but too powerfull coffee-notes. Long finish. Oily palate but way too fizzy.


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