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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1371   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Even their stout has a huge head; a big very dense mocha wonder. The aroma is medium sweet, cookies, roasted malt, and nuttiness. The flavor is a huge hit of alcohol that is somewhat tempered by roasted malt and sweetness, but alcohol is a major part of the story. Medium dry body. The apperance and aroma are both very good, but the alcohol presence in teh flavor is a bit over the top. Still though, a decent beer, though not up to De Dolles usual standards.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9916) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2004
Dark brown, fully hazy; yellowish head, fast gone. Slightly smoked, faint chocolate nose. Very burnt taste, lots of restsweetness, but mainly burnt-bitter. Full bodied, chewy even. It's a stout on demand. I do not like Belgian stouts in general, so in its' style it's OK. The US may have it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigltur (5105) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2004
Draught. Dark brown coloured. There is not much stout about this. It is more like a normal strong Belgian ale. Malty, fruity and slightly roasty. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Thick chewy spice, dark plum alcohol. Thick mouthfeel. Very dark coco - bitter -butter. Long finish. I found this to be a little too carbonated for my taste. Perhaps laying it down for a while will mellow it out a bit. Overall, I found this to be enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (4171) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Black with a tan head. Nose is roasty, slightly fruity with a hint of alcohol and astringency. Light bodied for the gravity. Spunky carbonation tickles the lips and nose. Flavor is mostly roasty as far as I can tell and is somewhat covered up by the sharp carbonation. Really, to me, this doesnt taste like much of a stout (not that thats a problem). Its definitely more of a strong, Belgian ale. Quite good accept for the all-too-apparent alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2004
Nice Soft-style stout with an intens black-brown color and a good creamy light brown head. Fine coffee aroma"s with hints of cakes and roasted nuts. It has a soft burned taste with a medium dry mouthfeel. also touch of coffee and caramel. Good stouty afthertaste with a nice freshness in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Pours black with more tan head then beer. The head fades painfully slowly. Aroma is an odd mild chocolate covered banana. Flavor is sweet dark fruit, chocolate, and a mild bitter roastedness. Different and interesting but not a beer that kept me reaching for the next sip.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2886) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Extra large Light brown head, good retention and a small, stringy lace left lingering. Black brew with brown edging. A bit much co2 in the nose masking the roasty, grainy, fruity notes. Medium body, over carbed, prickly mouthfeel. Notes of plums, raisins, chocolate. Lightly tart?Roasty, dry finish, lightly alcoholic, licoricey. An interesting Imp. Stout. Not sure about this one? Wonder what some aging would do for it? Hmmmm.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Opaque black in color with red highlights and a fat bubbled, brown head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol-infused licorice, milk, and overripe bananas. Flavor has big charcoal note with sweetness and alcohol present..though not much else. Overly carbonated that is distracting from the palate. Best to pour this into a LARGE glass to de-gas it before enjoying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Black, with a huge rocky tan head. Vinous nose with touches of coffee and oak. Too much carbonation makes it hard to adequately taste what seemed to be a very bitter brew with some notes of coffee and a strong alcohol flavor.


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