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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1350   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1515) - BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
Encore un stout belge, donc pour les States, un foreign stout (?): sorry, what does it mean? Nouvelle classification de bire: les foreign stout Quest-ce que vous avez pris ce soir? Oh moi, juste un foreign stout Mais le foreign, il se pointe 98/98. Pas mal le gars... Vous coutez un blues . Oui, mais cest un foreign blues. Ah oui, cest pas bien alors Bref, servez-moi just a stout, please.... Par les Dolle Brouwers, et pour le march US prcisment Sont fous ces Dolle (fous en flamand). Titre 9 % abv... Je sens que a va faire mal Couleur noir dencre (de Chine). Pas la bire, lencre! Clart absolument nulle, mon colonel . On ny voit rien l dedans, poussez-vous... Bulles indtectables, mon colonel, on doit tirer vue (si je puis dire ). Mousse trs belle, couleur moka, paisse, flocons moyens et crme en haut. Je prends, mon colonel ah bon, je nai pas droit la parole bien, mon couillon, mais je prends malgr tout. Armes de caf, rglisse, pointe de coriandre et cerise (noire, bien sr), touche de tarte aux myrtilles. 1re bouche trs forte de caf expresso de grande classe, avec des notes de mres et de pain fortement grill. Arrire-bouche bien verticale sur du caf, puis crales, puis levure. 2me bouche dj plus quilibre, avec de fortes touches de malt et du bois flamm. 3me bien fondue (je nai pas dit foutue, mon colonel, pas de a chez nous. Oui, mon colonel, je la ferme ) Grande amplitude avec des nuances de fruits noirs. Arrire-bouche sur le caf avec un houblon superbe. La longueur ne fait quamplifier tout cela (non, je nai pas fini, mon colonel, je ne fais que commencer, et puis vous commencez me bourrer solidement ). Nous avons des sublimes gorges de classe pure, quilibres mais fortes, puissantes. La levure est dun trs haut niveau, dune veine splendide. Lalcool est bien dos, parfait. (mon colonel, avec tout le respect que je vous dois, je vous le dis, cet alcool pte trs fort. Non pas lennemi, mon colonel. Cest dans mon verre) La finale, ah la finale, quelle finale. Un feu dartifice (non, il ny a pas le feu, mon colonel, cest dans mon verre oui encore, mon colonel Il est con, ce colonel). Les Dolle sont peut-tre des fous, mais ils savent brasser (non on na pas pris leau, mon colonel, je parle de brasser de la bire .. Il est fou, ce colonel). Ils savent mme brasser des foreign stout, une catgorie normalement impossible brasser, puisquelle nexiste pas!!! Et puis je vous le dis mon colonel, je vous non, mon colonel, je vous oui, mon colonel... je vous reois 5 sur 5. Dailleurs, je donne un 5... (oui, mon colonel, jai atteint lobjectif Ils sont tous terre) Et moi aussi, dailleurs ...

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2004
So dark that when I hold it to the light, no light comes through. The head was huge and rocky, it settled down into a nice even layer of thin foam. Cappucino, chocolate, and that wonderful belgian fruit dominated the aroma. The aroma was so good I swear it lingered. It tempted me to taste it, and boy was I glad I did. Lots of carbonation that makes this beer creamy in my mouth. It just barely sweet and has a very different dryness at the end. Chocolate, cherry, and a bit of coffee. There is a slight hint of alcohol at the end, the only thing I can dock points for. Im trying very hard to find a fault in this beer, but I just cant. I love this beer, and the brewers.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
smithlrs2003 (11) - washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2005
draft. deep brown/black. chocalete hints in flavor. strong, but drinkable. foamy head, little lacing.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
briggatebeer (7) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
So I first tasted this beer at a Belgian beer festival I was running. It stands out for its complexity and simple drinkability, and was rightly one of the stars of the festival - selling out before anything else. Its a true biere vivante - rearing up at you as soon as you pop the cap. Pouring is a tricky, lengthy operation. Once youve tacked getting it in the glass you are confronted by a rocky espresso colored head which dies down eventually after some time, leaving about a cm of decent thick, but not creamy, foam. The nose is fine with plenty of spice, a dustyness and some slight salty sea tang. The beer itself is black as night, giving way to a cloudy dark coffee it you hold it next to light. Its body for me suits an export stout being just the right side of a syrupy Imperial. So the important part... Bitter chocolate is the obvious road, but the really good stuff - 80% plus, that immediate lightness followed by the eventual mouth filling all encompassing bittersweetness. But the initial taste is much subtler - candy sugar, quite distinctively Belgian. Layers of tart cherry, raisin biscuit complete the deal. In my opinion one of the finest stouts available anywhere.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2004
33cl bottle No BBD Pours opaque black with generous tan head. Palate is velvet lusciousness. Cherries, raisins, & plums against a background of coffee beans & carmel must. Finishes bitter & tight. Funk is placed right along the coffee, roasty, liquorice of an Imperial Stout. Freakishly, fiendishly delicious. A dream come true. A Belgian Imperial Stout.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Big nutty chocolate aroma. Great head retention. Mouthfeel coats and blossoms. Quite dry. Full of complex flavors nutmeg, chocolate, figs, and slight dark fruits. Outstanding.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
grunx (367) - - JUL 22, 2011
Xocolata, caf i un lleuger punt dalchol. Aromes dolces de toffe i de cigal. Carbnic molt agradable i final llarg i placenter. Cremosa. Qu ms es pot demanar a una bona Stout?

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DarkSideOfBeer (47) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 20, 2012
Bottiglia. Fantastica export stout dallo spiccato aroma di espresso e un retrogusto leggermente torbato, 9 gradi praticamente inesistenti, un cioccolatino al caff da regalarsi e assaporare a pieno!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Very good beer. Well balanced sweet, bitter, and sour notes, with long length.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Damn did i really love this beer. Sort of a cross between a stout and a sour belgian ale, with wonderful results. Poured black with a small head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is of coffee, port, raisin and smoke. Flavor is wonderful, woody notes, sourness, raisin, and some chocolate and coffee. Excellent pleasing mouthfeel. One of my new favorites


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