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

bottled
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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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4.1
bhensonb (15235) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Strangely dusky notes, along with chocolate and coffee. The aroma is complex. It’s 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. It’s wonderful, but not very simple.

3.4
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.

3.8
gunnfryd (14899) - 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
Ratman197 (14852) - 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.

3.5
DSG (14784) - 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

3.9
Scopey (14768) - 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. I’m not a great fan of the smell, but it tastes damn delicious.

3.8
imdownthepub (14557) - 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.

3.8
Borup (14548) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 26, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a small tan head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, fruit, caramel, chocolate and alcohol.

4
Tmoney99 (14497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle from River’s 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.

3.7
HenrikSoegaard (14176) - 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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